ROBERT DUDELSON

President | Co-Founder

 

A born New Yorker, Robert Franklin Dudelson received his education at Pace University. He started in the Motion Picture industry in 1982 as a film booker for New Line Cinema, becoming General Sale Manager for domestic Distribution in 1984. Among the many projects he undertook, he was directly involved in the planning and marketing of the feature film A Nightmare On Elm Street.

 

In 1987 Robert started Artist Entertainment Group, Inc, a film distribution company based in Los Angeles, which handled such films as Dario Argento's Demons 2 and acquiring The Invisible Kid.

 

Later that year, Artist Entertainment Group merged with United Film Distribution Company, a division of United Artist Entertainment, to form Taurus Entertainment Company. Robert served as Vice-President of the new company and as a member of the board of directors until 1991.

 

During this period Taurus Entertainment Company released films such a Wired, the cult classic Class of 1999, Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam, Best of The Best plus many more.

 

In 1991 Taurus Entertainment Company acquired United Artist Entertainments interest in Taurus and United Film Distribution Company, consolidating the extensive UFDC library under the sole flagship of Taurus Entertainment Company. Since then, Robert has been Co-President and Chief Operating Officer of Taurus. In addition, he has produced several motion pictures, two television series for Showtime Networks, and continues to expand the Taurus Library through acquisitions and co-productions.

email: robert@hitidestudios.com

JORDAN KIZWANI

Vice President | Co-Founder

 

Santa Monica, CA native Jordan Kizwani co-founded Hitide Studios TM, with business partner Robert Dudelson in 2016.  Kizwani currently represents a handful of IP on behalf of its parent company, Taurus Entertainment Company. Since establishing Hitide Studios TM,  Kizwani has been instrumental in helping to bring new opportunities for the classic 'Creepshow' brand -- ranging from merchandising deals to a featured maze at Universal Studios Hollywood during its annual event, Halloween Horror Nights in 2019.  Kizwani also helped with the revival of ‘Creepshow’ a hit TV series for Shudder (AMC Networks), where he currently serves as an executive producer. Kizwani continues to search for new original ip, while developing, consulting and producing alongside co-founder, Robert Dudelson. 

 

Prior to Hitide Studios TM, Kizwani was a partner and Senior Vice President of Development at Bernstein Entertainment, a Los Angeles PR Firm. He worked with a variety of celebrities, non-profit groups, and corporations including Grammy-Award Winners, Larry King's Cardiac Foundation, American Youth Soccer Association, The ALS Association, The Rose Parade, Natural Balance Pet Foods, and the LA Dodgers to name a few. His responsibilities included the development of branding and PR strategies, as well as integrating Film and Television projects.

In addition, Kizwani attended several conferences (American Film Market, Drama Summit West, Kidscreen Summit, Toy Fair, Las Vegas Licensing Expo, E3, and Comic-Con) where he was extremely instrumental in increasing his client's presence. Kizwani helped foster several partnerships and deals during these conferences.

 

He worked under legendary publicist Warren Cowan at Warren Cowan & Associates. Prior to PR, his first taste of the industry started as a PA for 8 time Emmy Award-winning producer Mark Burnett during the first season of “The Contender”. In the past, Kizwani served as a board member of the UCLA Alumni Association and The Burbank International Film Festival. Kizwani received his BA from the

University of California, Los Angeles.

email: jordan@hitidestudios.com

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