Oliver Kwon founded Americas Film Conservancy (AFC) in 2002 with a long-term vision to bring the cultural vitality and history of Latin American film to the forefront of the worldwide entertainment industry.

His interest in this dynamic region of the world has been driven by an ultimate desire to affect the region’s political economy and see a more stable Americas throughout the 21st century.

Oliver Kwon (IMDB/LinkdIn) is an international film producer focused on unique global co-productions involving Brazil, Hollywood, etc. He is executive producer of Dirty Hearts (a.k.a. Coracoes Sujos), recently selected in the official competition at the Montreal World Film Festival and Rio 2011, and Tropicalia, which was featured at the Telluride Film Festival 2011, along with Hollywood Don’t Surf (Cannes 2010) – all 3 films were produced in association with Americas Film Conservancy.

Kwon is a consumer, entertainment, and retail specialist with expansive international experience. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur and early-stage investor, he was an advisor to EVPs at Disney and Warner Bros., brand/franchise manager at Revlon Japan, merchandiser at Williams-Sonoma, retail analyst at HSBC James Capel Asia, strategy consultant at L.E.K. Partnership (a Bain spin-off), and investment banker in Drexel Burnham Lambert’s M&A group (headed then by founder of private equity giant Apollo).

Kwon received an MBA from the Harvard Business School, and is a magna cum laude graduate of Brown University. He has lived, studied and worked extensively in the U.S., East Asia, Western/Eastern Europe and South America, and speaks 8 languages (incl. Portuguese, Japanese, Spanish, Korean, Russian, Italian). He has been on the boards of various organizations, and is executive director of Americas Film Conservancy, a nonprofit that promotes, develops and preserves Brazilian and Latin American films.

 

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