Hayato K. Mitsuishi, CEO
Hayato "Kevin" Mitsuishi moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career in entertainment and set out to bridge the gap between Hollywood and Japan. Having studied and worked in the US, Canada and Japan, he saw an opportunity to connect the two industries with his experience and established Kevin’s Entertainment in 2008.
EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE
Specializing in international entertainment business, Hayato’ s experience and expertise lie in understanding the gap that exists between the US and Japanese entertainment industries and identifying opportunities that exist because of this. He works with media companies of both countries as well as the Japanese government to implement these initiatives.
Hayato also manages US and international talent to guide them not only through the tough waters of mainstream Hollywood but also the growing international field.
Through his endeavors to promote mutual appreciation between Hollywood and Japan, Hayato co-founded the Japan Film Society, a 501c3 non-profit organization that introduces Japanese film and culture here in the US. As president, he leads the JFS to conduct events, screenings, seminars, and the LA EigaFest, an annual film festival showcasing the best of contemporary Japanese cinema for the mainstream American audience.
Hayato received his MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management in Los Angeles and holds a BA in Business and Commerce from Keio University in Tokyo, Japan.