Kent Speakman is an innovative producer, entrepreneur and philanthropist whose experience on both sides of the camera ranges from the big screen, to the small screen & the second screen. In 2018, his live broadcast strategy resulted in 3x record viewership of the Daytime Emmy Awards. He has won the iAward for "Most Influential Producer of 2018", "Campaign of the Year" 2016 - iMedia, “Best Entertainment Marketing Campaign” 2009 - iMedia, “Best Mobile Entertainment Startup,” 2012 - iMedia, and he was awarded Evan Carmichael’s “Top 100 Entrepreneurs to Follow” in 2013 preceded by the “iMedia Top Ten Digital Marketers” in 2009. He writes for trade publications, speaks at conferences and film festivals, and has interviewed on media outlets such as Variety, KTLA News, The Los Angeles Times, Inc. Magazine and The Huffington Post.
His experience allowed him to follow his passion for working with charities & social causes, leading to producing & live broadcasting world class events, reaching hundreds of millions of people. He founded KNEKT.tv as the production house behind many top charity gala's shows, bringing A-List celebrity audiences to content that matters, as well as live streaming concerts with artists such as Lil Wayne & ASAP Rocky and video exclusives with artists such as Drake. KNEKT Television is the latest iteration of his vision, a Multi Channel television network available worldwide, focused on social good.
Prior to KNEKT, Speakman founded ENGAGEIA – a digital, mobile and experiential agency working with startups, brands & entertainment properties. He co-founded FAMEUS, a social network listed on the Huffington Post’s “Top 10 Startups in LA” in 2015, connecting members of the entertainment industry in innovative ways with a unique technology.