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

Sakiko Yamada is a private investor and the founder/CEO of the Splendent Group. Splendent Media was founded in 2010. As a principal, she overseas all of the company’s development and production activities. She is also an executive producer of the Al Pacino-directed feature film 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, she has headed private real estate investment company Land and Land, for which she continues to serve as a President and Chief Executive Officer. 
For her extensive humanitarian efforts, she was named as a Veuve Clicquot “Woman of Influence” in 2010 by LVMH. She was the youngest Advisory Board Member for St. Vincent’s “Meals on Wheels” Los Angeles, one of the country’s largest privately-funded charity organizations. She also served 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, she served as 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. This Academy has chosen as one of the expert organizations for the Cabinet Office’s Cool Japan Projects. She is a member of Culture Vision Summit for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo and she has given some lectures in 2017 to the Liberal Democrat Party how to promote and brand Japanese Culture to the world.

She is a member of the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan, a member of the Charter Institute of Public Relations and certified as a Protocol Officer by the Protocol School of Washington®.

She was born and raised in Tokyo, where she graduated from University of the Sacred Heart and has spent 18 years in Los Angeles, London and Singapore.

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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