"As storytellers, we intend to protect and uphold the notion that all men and women are deserving of recognition and an opportunity to have their voices heard."

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ABOUT

The company name “20K” symbolizes the $20,000 restitution payments paid by the US Government to each survivor of the Japanese Internment camps of WWII.  The civil liberties act of 1988 shifted the ways in which we as a society view each other as human beings worthy of compassion and consideration.  With each and every story we tell, we intend to protect and uphold the notion that all men and women are deserving of recognition and an opportunity to have their voices heard.  

Our goal at 20K is to develop content that is representationally and ideologically inclusive both in front of and behind the camera, and provide a conduit for established and emerging talent to share their stories in an effort to further authenticate the ways in which real life is reflected on screen.

We want to tell timely stories that have yet to take center stage, driven by fully dimensional, complex characters that feel organic and specific.  Stories that will have both domestic and international appeal by folding diversity into the DNA of the scripts being written and the actors being cast.  We want to ensure that as artists and contributors, we continually address the more challenging conversations of our time.

WHO WE ARE

Ian Anthony Dale - Founder and CEO   In addition to serving as CEO of 20K, Ian Anthony Dale is an actor and director currently starring in HAWAII FIVE-0. Past TV credits include lead roles in CBS’s SALVATION, TNT's MURDER IN THE FIRST from Steven Bochco, and NBC's acclaimed series THE EVENT. Film credits include THE HANGOVER and Robin Swicord's WAKEFIELD. With over fifteen years of industry experience and relationships to draw from, Dale is now focused on identifying and promoting the next generation of artists who are eager to redefine the television landscape. Dale is passionate about making 20K a home where people of all backgrounds can come to discover and develop their most authentic voice.

Ian Anthony Dale - Founder and CEO

In addition to serving as CEO of 20K, Ian Anthony Dale is an actor and director currently starring in HAWAII FIVE-0. Past TV credits include lead roles in CBS’s SALVATION, TNT's MURDER IN THE FIRST from Steven Bochco, and NBC's acclaimed series THE EVENT. Film credits include THE HANGOVER and Robin Swicord's WAKEFIELD. With over fifteen years of industry experience and relationships to draw from, Dale is now focused on identifying and promoting the next generation of artists who are eager to redefine the television landscape. Dale is passionate about making 20K a home where people of all backgrounds can come to discover and develop their most authentic voice.

Charlton Blackburne - Partner   As Partner at 20K, Charlton is responsible for overseeing the day to day operation of the company as well as identifying new diverse voices skilled at telling global and inclusive stories. Charlton has over 18 years of experience managing leading actors of diversity and is highly respected in the entertainment community when it comes to talent representation in the US and internationally. Additionally, Charlton has worked with emerging writers in the development of several television projects, and most recently spearheaded an Indiegogo crowd funding campaign to produce a Spanish language short LOCAS adapted from a successful Spanish play that focused on the growing global issue of mental illness. Charlton's worldly experiences have helped him keep a fresh perspective on broadening the careers of his clients, and will allow him to identify some of the most exciting new voices in scripted television for 20K.

Charlton Blackburne - Partner

As Partner at 20K, Charlton is responsible for overseeing the day to day operation of the company as well as identifying new diverse voices skilled at telling global and inclusive stories. Charlton has over 18 years of experience managing leading actors of diversity and is highly respected in the entertainment community when it comes to talent representation in the US and internationally. Additionally, Charlton has worked with emerging writers in the development of several television projects, and most recently spearheaded an Indiegogo crowd funding campaign to produce a Spanish language short LOCAS adapted from a successful Spanish play that focused on the growing global issue of mental illness. Charlton's worldly experiences have helped him keep a fresh perspective on broadening the careers of his clients, and will allow him to identify some of the most exciting new voices in scripted television for 20K.

Lynnette Ramirez - Head of Development   As Head of Development at 20K, Lynnette is focused on identifying and developing original series with a strong emphasis on Asian voices both in front of and behind the camera. Named  40 Under 40 Class  by Multichannel News, Lynnette is a visionary leader with nearly 20 years of success in the field of entertainment. Most recently she served as a senior development executive for Very Tall Productions, producers of the Facebook Watch award-winning series RED TABLE TALK. From 2012 to 2016 Lynnette was the SVP of Original Content for Fuse Media where she oversaw all new and returning series for the network as well as additional programming from Jennifer Lopez, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and Gabriel Iglesias. Lynnette began her career in development with Sean Connery’s Fountainbridge Films, and in 2002 launched Vida Films, an independent film production company that produced two independent features; THE BLUE HOUR starring Emily Rios and Alyssa Milano and 2 DAYS starring Paul Rudd. In 2007 Lynnette became SVP of development and production for George Lopez Presents. During her tenure with Lopez, she produced several projects including the Nickelodeon hit original movie MR. TROOP MOM. Lynnette graduated from the Loyola Marymount University screenwriting undergrad program.

Lynnette Ramirez - Head of Development

As Head of Development at 20K, Lynnette is focused on identifying and developing original series with a strong emphasis on Asian voices both in front of and behind the camera. Named 40 Under 40 Class by Multichannel News, Lynnette is a visionary leader with nearly 20 years of success in the field of entertainment. Most recently she served as a senior development executive for Very Tall Productions, producers of the Facebook Watch award-winning series RED TABLE TALK. From 2012 to 2016 Lynnette was the SVP of Original Content for Fuse Media where she oversaw all new and returning series for the network as well as additional programming from Jennifer Lopez, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and Gabriel Iglesias. Lynnette began her career in development with Sean Connery’s Fountainbridge Films, and in 2002 launched Vida Films, an independent film production company that produced two independent features; THE BLUE HOUR starring Emily Rios and Alyssa Milano and 2 DAYS starring Paul Rudd. In 2007 Lynnette became SVP of development and production for George Lopez Presents. During her tenure with Lopez, she produced several projects including the Nickelodeon hit original movie MR. TROOP MOM. Lynnette graduated from the Loyola Marymount University screenwriting undergrad program.

Mary McHenry - Creative Executive   As Creative Executive at 20K, Mary is responsible for identifying unique Asian-American stories to develop into successful television projects. Mary is an enthusiastic advocate for increasing Asian American Pacific Islander representation in entertainment, and has worked with CBS Entertainment Diversity, Live Nation AZN Nation, and Visual Communications. Mary is a musician and avid rock climber from Tokyo, Japan and holds a BA in Ethnomusicology and a minor in Asian-American Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Mary McHenry - Creative Executive

As Creative Executive at 20K, Mary is responsible for identifying unique Asian-American stories to develop into successful television projects. Mary is an enthusiastic advocate for increasing Asian American Pacific Islander representation in entertainment, and has worked with CBS Entertainment Diversity, Live Nation AZN Nation, and Visual Communications. Mary is a musician and avid rock climber from Tokyo, Japan and holds a BA in Ethnomusicology and a minor in Asian-American Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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