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JOSEPH KAHN EYES TOP GRADES AT ACADEMY.
28 February 2024

When Joseph Kahn thought about representation outside the United States, one place came to mind straight away: Academy Films. The man from Busan calls them "one of the greatest production companies in the world" and is "thrilled to join them to continue to push the work into new heights".

These lofty ambitions mesh with Academy co-owner Medb Riordan, who says: "JK is far too young to be such a living legend. There isn't a single person in the whole creative industry who hasn't seen and loved at least one piece of his work. He is an icon, and we are so excited to have him join our roster for international representation."

We thought this would a good chance to promote one of Kahn's more obscure promos for a little-known artist called (checks notes) Taylor Swift. You see, 'Bad Blood' went under the radar and DAVID thought—wait, hold on. Over 1.5 billion views on YouTube since 2015? Our mistake!


Click here to see more of Joseph Kahn's videography. To discuss a potential project, email George Floyd via george@academyfilms.com or call 020 7395 4155.

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