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 (Founder & Executive Producer):

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 (Director of Operations): 

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.

Kristen Seavey (Executive Assistant) is a New York based actor and published playwright whose plays have been produced both Off-Broadway and out of state. She is also a new filmmaker with her upcoming film, Flotsam, that she wrote and produced in 2014. Originally from Maine, Kristen is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Kristen was most recently seen onstage in New York City as Elaine Robinson in The Graduate. She has worked for television networks such as MTV, Lifetime, Discovery ID, The Onion News Network/IFC, as well as many independent films and international commercial campaigns including PRADA Candy. www.kristenseavey.com -- @KristenSeavey
Mitchell Walker (Producer):
 
Mitchell is from East Lake in Palm Harbor, Florida. He grew up singing and craving the spotlight which led to him to become a proud graduate of the prestigious University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. When not in shows or college he worked at the Marcia P. Hoffman Institute at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, FL where he Assistant Directed and Choreographed productions of The Pajama Game and Working. Then on stage he was most recently seen as John Witherspoon in Frank Galati's 1776 at Asolo Repertory Theatre. He has also performed at Carnegie Hall and The Mormon Tabernacle. Mitchell is a proud member of Actor's Equity Association. Now as a Producer for aka Studio Productions, has just made his NYC Directorial Debut with a show he also created: A Brass Act at 54 Below starring Broadway's Michelle Dowdy from Hairspray. He is very eager to move the other side of the table and explore this opportunity to be more than a pawn but be the one playing the game. www.mitchell-walker.com
Patryk Larney (In-House Designer & Film Director): Equipped with an extensive client list and a wealth of media recognition, Hope Tree Entertainment is quickly becoming one of the premiere boutique production companies in Nashville, LA, and New York City. Founded by Patryk Larney in 2010, the independent label services company boasts print design featured in Soulbounce, Rolling Stone, and the Huffington Post, in addition to original film work nationally broadcast on CMT, NBC, FOX and ABC.

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 Strohl (Video):

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.