Jess Kwan is a Senior Associate at Archer Gray. She is involved in all investment activity relating to each business, with a focus on venture capital and content financing. She also manages the company’s operations and finance. Before joining the team at Archer Gray, she was a creative executive at Evamere Entertainment.
Prior to that, Jess spent several years in the London and New York offices of specialty studio Focus Features. She was part of the production team, where she worked in creative development, acquisitions and digital distribution. She ran the studio’s Africa First program and helped manage Focus World, the alternative distribution arm of Focus Features. Jess has worked on many films, including “Hanna”, directed by Joe Wright and starring Saoirse Ronan; “Jane Eyre”, directed by Cary Fukunaga and starring Mia Wasikowska; “One Day”, directed by Lone Scherfig and starring Anne Hathaway; and “Admission”, directed by Paul Weitz and starring Tina Fey.
Jess received her BA from Wellesley College and her MA from King’s College London.