Decoupage Productions

June 2, 2013


We missed a Shout Out last month!  So, this month we are doing 2!!

Our next June Shout out goes to....JENNIE YAMAKI!

Ms. Jennie Yamaki is a kick butt Line Producer based in Los Angeles that everyone should know!  Jennie is honestly one of the most patient, hardworking and detail-oriented people we have ever met.   She gets the job done quickly, efficiently and ALWAYS under budget.  So, in other words…she gets the job done right!  Jennie also has an amazing network and puts together some of the best crews, because everybody loves working with her.  We are no exception.

Before we met Jennie back in 2011, she served as Director of Physical Production for Mandate Pictures and oversaw projects such as Stranger Than Fiction, Juno, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, Whip It, and Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist.   For us, she Line Produced the first season of Little Women, Big Cars and the Comedy Central pilot, Jimmy Pardo Needs Jokes.  

When she has a break, Jennie likes to spend her time in Hawaii…because that’s where she’s from!  The lucky girl!  


We missed a Shout Out last month!  So, this month, we are doing 2!!!

The first June Shout out goes to....JAMES MANN!

Well, what can we say about James?  A cinematographer extraordinaire, James DP’ed both seasons of Little Women, Big Cars for us.  And he rocks!

Based in Los Angeles, James has shot everything from music videos and commercials to documentaries and feature films.  He has a keen visual sense, an amazing eye for detail, and is great with on-the-spot lighting solutions, which makes him an amazing collaborator for Directors.  And best of all—he’s quick with his setups, which we as producers REALLY appreciate!  But don’t tell him we said that.  We don’t want it to go to his head.

In 2009 , James wrote, directed and shot the feature film Desert Son, which went on to win multiple awards, including Best Cinematography from Vision Fest.  You can check it out on Netflix or on DVD now…and you should!

In his spare time, James loves photography; he’s put out a few self-published books of photos, which are incredible.  He also makes his own beer and builds homemade liquor cabinets (which he sells for way too cheap, so you should get one before he figures that out).