Board of Directors Director
Kim Dawson has operated SkyDog Productions as an independent production company in Orlando since 1988. SkyDog has engaged in a wide range of activities from providing complete line production services and consultation, to product development, joint ventures and co-productions. Kim is both a line and creative producer with a strong business managerial background, narrative experience, as well as marketing expertise.
Kim has recently founded Orlando Innovation Group which is pursuing opportunities in the immersive media world along with Creative Village Studios, a film and television development, production, and distribution entity. Both are collaborations with the University of Central Florida and Valencia College and bring together consortiums of like-minded Orlando based leaders creating digital media to meet the needs of new global audiences.
Kim produced the feature film Annabelle Hooper & The Ghosts of Nantucket starring Bailee Madison for the family brand Marvista Entertainment. He produced To Write Love On Her Arms, starring Kat Dennings, which is based on the true store story that inspired the global social movement To Write Love on Her Arms (www.TWLOHA.com) and was released by SONY in March, 2015. Kim produced Letters to God, for Vivendi (now Cinedigm) under the Possibility Pictures brand.
He has many Feature, TV, and web-based projects in development in a variety of genre including a 1970’s crime thriller titled “Wireman”, a family adventure called “Elephant Wild”, an action adventure “Pieces of 8”, an interactive web/TV reality series “The Voyage of NOAA”, and animated projects “Flight of the Emu”, and “Magic Feathers”. He is in prep for Payne and Tracey, the true story of Payne Stewart, and “Racer’s Heart”, a dramatic, action romance about Nascar driver Bobby Allison, both of which plan to shoot in 2020 for Posse Films.
Kim moved to Orlando to produce the “Mickey Mouse Club” for Disney Channel and produced the first two seasons 1989 and 1990 before producing three Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle feature films for Golden Harvest and New Line Cinema from 1990 until 1993. In 2004, he produced the feature film Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius starring Jim Caviezel, Malcolm McDowell, Jeremy Northam and Claire Forlani for Sony Pictures.
In 1994 and 1995 he produced 65 episodes of “THE NEWZ” for Columbia Tri-Star Television at Universal Studios Florida. In 1996, he was Supervising Producer for “Tarzan the Epic Adventures” shot in Central Florida utilizing Disney MGM and Universal stages. He was the Coordinating Producer for 3 seasons of MTV/ABC’s “Making the Band” from 1999 to 2001 on behalf of series creator Trans Continental TV.
As Executive in Charge of Production and Director of Original Programming for Showtime Networks in Los Angeles from 1980 until 1986, Kim supervised production of various series including “The Paper Chase”, “Steambath”, “Shelley Duval’s Fairy Tale Theater”, “Brothers”, “Comedy on Showtime”, and scores of music, comedy, and variety specials.
Kim began his TV career in 1976 with Trans World International and worked up from Associate Producer to Line Producer and Producer on many series including “Games People Play”, “Battle of The Network Stars”, “The World’s Strongest Man”, “The World Series of Poker, “ Challenge of The Sexes”, “Survival of The Fittest” “Superstars” and more. The series aired on ABC, NBC, CBS and ESPN.
He was Executive Producer for a series of videos for Walt Disney World Merchandise and has consulted for TEQ Games, LLC in developing immersive educational learning games for high school kids focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
Kim, 71, lives in Orlando with his wife, Doreen, of 40 years. He has 3 children, Skyler (34), Leah (33), and Cameron (30) and twin grandsons. He is a 1970 graduate of Williams College with a degree in Political Science.
He has served on various advisory committees regarding filming in Florida, and is active with the Williams Alumni. He is proud to serve on the Board of CSF.