AKA STUDIO PRODUCTIONS is a developmental production company for all creative ventures.
AKA focuses on producing and developing projects such as Broadway musicals, television and web series, comedy, music, & art.
Our objective is to provide a creative and nurturing environment for original and existing work; preparing artists for maximum potential across all available channels.
Ashley Kate Adams is a Broadway actress and budding Producer. Born and raised in Louisville, KY into musical theatre family, she attended Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and graduted in 2009 with a BFA in Musical Theatre. At age 23 she made her Broadway debut in the Tony Award Winning Revival of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES. Following the Broadway run she went on to tour the country with the show and began to lay the ground work for AKA Studio Productions. She has been hired as an actress by HBO, CBS, USA and has starred in independent features as well as starring on stage in Off-Broadway and Regional shows. She started AKA in 2011 with Ari McKay Wilford.
Janine Lee Papio is a NYC-based producer and artist consultant with clients in music, theatre, and film. From Music Consulting & Artist Branding to PR/Social Media Direction & Production Management, Janine takes pride in her ability to create a voice and consistency in each creative endeavor. As Director of Operations for AKA Studio Productions, Janine has been a key figure in the development and production of the award nominated web series "Rules of Cool," the short film photo op (starring Randy Harrison & Aaron Lazar), and the recent LA production of The Dodgers (starring Emmy award winner Eric Nelsen and Corbin Bleu). She has recently contracted with BMG/Fieldhouse Music, NYC’s Metropolitan Room, and Rockwood Music Hall, among others. Janine attended Drew University where she studied Psychology, Theatre, and Music. She also graduated with degree in musical theatre from CCM in New Jersey. She’s had the privilege of working, both onstage, onscreen and off, and alongside such artists as Andy Grammar, Laura Reed, Mieka Pauley, Caleb Hawley, and Jake Robinson.
Early beginnings as "Creative Coordinator" with Apple Inc. offered Larney the opportunity to work alongside popular acts like Sara Bareilles, Billy Joel, and Sting. That experience carved the path towards independent success, as Patryk later navigated developing artists like Rachel Potter, Laura Reed, and The Vanity Belles through the world of music, marketing and artistic branding. A passionate songwriter, musician and filmmaker, with an acute eye for images and a sensitivity to detail, Larney is continually refining his skill set of innovative and effective conceptual design. From graphic and corporate video solutions and project management, to countless music videos, web series and live performances, the award-winning producer and director has a seamless way of transitioning his visions from page to screen. His unique ability to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary coupled with a desire to master the ever-evolving industry, ensures a detailed and original experience for each of the immensely talented clients rooted in the branches of Hope Tree Entertainment.
Andy has been making short films since he was twelve and was directing live local cable broadcasts by the the age of seventeen. Equipped with a Bachelor of Arts degree from The College of New Jersey, Andy began freelancing visual arts full time in 2004 and by 2005 had started Strohl Digital Productions, a boutique production house with expertise in all areas of video production from online media to in-house industrial films. In 2011 Andy won a Los Angeles Movie Award for editing for the short film, "The Most Dangerous Animal". Andy is a Director of Photography, Editor, Graphic Designer, football enthusiast and a recreational drummer.