Spledent Media
 
About Us
Splendent Media is a Los Angeles-based film and television production company founded in 2010 by Sakiko Yamada. The company quickly landed its first project, the Al Pacino-directed feature film Wilde Salome, on which Sakiko served as an executive producer. A reimagining of Oscar Wilde's acclaimed and controversial stage play "Salome," starring Academy Award®-winner Pacino, Academy Award® Nominee Jessica Chastain (The Help/Zero Dark Thirty) and Oscar®-winner Estelle Parsons (Bonnie and Clyde), had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival in 2011 Salome and Wilde Salome London premier was held at the BFI on the 21st September.

The company has several feature film and television projects in various stages of development and production.


Sakiko Yamada
President / PR and Media Executive

Founder and Principal Film producer, businesswoman and humanitarian Sakiko Yamada formed Los Angeles-based film and television production company Splendent Media in 2010. As a principal she overseas all of the company’s development and production activities, mainly the company’s PR department. She is a member of the prestigious Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan. She is also an executive producer of the company's first project, the Al Pacino-directed feature film Wilde Salome and Wilde Salome which won the Jeager LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award at the Venice Film Festival in 2011.

Before starting her entertainment industry career, Yamada headed private real estate investment company Land and Land, for which she continues to serve as President and Chief Executive Officer.

For her extensive humanitarian efforts, Yamada was named a Veuve Clicquot Woman of Influence in 2010. She is the youngest Advisory Board Member for St. Vincent’s Meals on Wheels Los Angeles, one of the country’s largest privately-funded charity organizations that provide meals for over 4,000 homebound seniors and other vulnerable residents across Los Angeles County every day.

She also serves as a committee member and protocol consultant for various charity events hosted by Sir Richard Branson and his mother Eve Branson in conjunction with Virgin Unite, the entrepreneurial foundation of the Virgin Group. In addition, Yamada is a member of the Board of Governors of the Japan America Society of Southern California, a non-profit educational organization founded in 1909 to build economic, cultural, governmental and personal relationships between the people of Japan and America.

In addition, as a Founding Board Member of the International Academy of Gastronomy, U.S. West Chapter, Sakiko promotes the safeguarding and development of regional and national cultures and their culinary heritage with Unite Nation (FAO). In 2011 she was appointed to serve as founding President of the International Academy of Gastronomy of Japan, the first official Academy in all of Asia. Academy of Gastronomy now serve for Prime Minister’s office project Cool Japan. She is also a member for the Culture Vision Japan which was formed for the Tokyo Olympic 2020. She has promoted Japan as an official Advisor for Miss International. She was the panelist for the "The Power of Inclusion” opened by U.S. Ambassador to Japan, Ms.Caroline Kennedy.

Yamada was born and raised in Tokyo, where she graduated from University of the Sacred Heart and lives in Tokyo and Los Angeles. She is certified as a Protocol Officer by the Protocol School of Washington®.



Patrick Cunningham
Executive Director of Asia

Patrick Cunningham left the investment banking industry to start a career in Hollywood. For the past 15 years he has been an entertainment consultant and producer working across the globe with the worlds most beloved stars and the most enduring brands including Marriott, Kimberly-Clarke, Pepsi, Maybach, Ford, etc..His projects and seminars have taken him to such diverse destinations as Russia, China, Japan, Jamaica, Kazakstan, Guatemala, Germany and more. As a producer he's worked closely with Mathew Perry, Will Smilth, Whoopi Golberg, Juliett Lewis, Elizabeth Olsen, John Hawkes, Michelle Mognahan, Dree Hemingway and many others. Film's that he's worked on have grossed over a billion dollars in revenue. Patrick has won Grand Prize awards in over a dozen different countries. In China his last two projects topped the box office (DuLaLa with Xu Jing Lei and Gasp) and created a template for how to cooperate with Chinese filmmakers. He also managed the number one blog on the planet there. One career milestone for any movie Producer is getting accepted into The Sundance Film Festival. In 2011 with thousands of submissions, Martha, Marcy, May, Marlene not only competed but won for Best Directing. And even greater accomplishment was competing at the The Cannes Film Festival, Un Certain Regard. After winning Le Prix de Jeuness there and fullfilling a lifelong dream, he celebrated at The Imperial Garupe hotel with legendary producers Quincy Jones and Kanye West hosting his party. Additionally, Mr. Cunningham has produced over 30 songs with platinum selling artists, all with a diverse artistic background. Like Dilnaz in Kazakstan, Brooke in Malta, and Babyface here in America. His passion for collaborating with international artists is evidenced by the constantly groundbreaking works they continue to create together . As a consultant he was responsible for the ground breaking $250M purchase of Live Entertainment (Artisan Ent. later). In 2009, Patrick was chosen by The White House Staff to be a Member of the Presidential Rank Awards. He was honored to win a grant from The National Endowment for the Arts. Now he is humbled to Produce the first narrative feature that the Ford Foundation has ever supported with a financial grant. He remains a Sundance Festival Consultant and has been based at Paramount Pictures for the past 10 years. He currently has several projects in development and just finished filming the war drama, Fort Bliss.



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