Janek Ambros - Founder/Producer
Janek is an award winning director, producer, and writer who received his undergraduate degree in Economics at Siena College. After graduating, Janek started Assembly Line Entertainment in 2012 and obtained his MFA in Film Producing.
His diverse slate of short and experimental films which he wrote and directed cover the 2008 Recession, the military industry complex, Dostoevsky adaptations and various other sociological topics have played across the globe and received recognition at many BAFTA and Academy Award® accredited festivals as well as winning many international prizes. He directed the feature documentary "Imminent Thteat" which tackles the War on Terror's impact on civil liberties, executive produced by Academy Award nominee James Cromwell. Janek's second feature film as director is the upcoming film "Mondo Hollywoodland" which comes out in early 2020.
As a producer of nearly a dozen features, his most notable features are "Ten Thousand Saints" starring Ethan Hawke and Hailee Steinfeld, and Asa Butterfield which premiered at Sundance Film Festival in early 2015 and the upcoming film "Human Capital" staring Marisa Tomei and Maya Hawke.
Robbie Leacock - Head of Television/Producer
Originally from London, Robbie has a truly unique blend of expertise and experience as a producer of independent film, sports broadcasting, animation and television.
Relative of the ‘cinema verite’ pioneer Ricky Leacock and director Philip Leacock, Robbie spent several years producing content for the sports broadcaster Supersport in South Africa before moving to the United States. He co-produced the political documentary ‘Imminent Threat’ for director Janek Ambros and executive producer James Cromwell. In 2016, Robbie joined Potboiler Productions (The Constant Gardener, A Most Wanted Man) in London where he was assistant producer on Stanley Tucci’s ‘Final Portrait’ with Geoffrey Rush and Armie Hammer and Lenny Abrahamson's 'The Little Stranger' with Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson and Will Poulter.
Robbie then returned to South Africa and worked as associate producer on Gideon Raff’s (Homeland, Tyrant) 2019 thriller ‘The Red Sea Diving Resort’ with Chris Evans, Haley Bennett, Sir Ben Kingsley and Greg Kinnear. He has also written and produced a children's animated series 'ImagiMates' and will produce Assembly Line's first TV series 'The Flat Tires', which he also wrote.
Marcus Hart - Head of Development
Marcus is a filmmaker from Albany, New York. He was educated at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and has since gone on to become a vital part of Assembly Line Entertainment, where he has flourished as a writer, director, and producer. He has in particular a strong commitment to the celluloid film medium, and recently teamed up with Kodak as a writer/director/producer of a film entitled "The Present" shot on their new Kodak Pro 8. For films coming out in 2019, Marcus wrote "Mondo Hollywoodland" and co-produced for the feature film "Tape" directed by Deborah Kampmeir.
Alyssa Rivas - Development/Co-Producer
Alyssa Rivas is a producer, director as cinematographer with a background as an internationally ad domestically published photo and video journalism. She graduated from Tufts University with a bachelors in Interdisciplinary Media Studies. With a original focus on children’s media, Alyssa has worked for Sesame Street and WGBH in network television. She has worked as a cinematographer and commercial photographer before directing and producing her own films. This narrative experience is complimented by her experience as a director and producer of live sports broadcasts. Alyssa’s work focuses on documentary style storytelling of stories and experiences of people people of color across the globe. She is currently a co-producer on the Assembly Line Entertainment's upcoming film "Homegrown."
Chris Blim - Creative Executive
After graduating from the University of Illinois in 2009, Chris Blim moved from Chicago to Los Angeles, where he co-founded the innovative literary magazine Sheriff Nottingham, which is still in publication; the magazine features a broad range of work, including short stories, illustrated tales from renowned comedians, art, gonzo-journalism, poetry and photography. Blim began his film career by acting, developing and producing independent films, music videos, and on-the-ground documentary work in the Middle East and North Africa during the Arab Spring. Recently, Blim wrote, produced, and played the lead role in Assembly Line Entertainment's 2019 "Mondo Hollywoodland" and helped produce the All American Rejects music video “Send Her to Heaven.” He is currently developing several TV shows and features with Assembly Line Entertainment, Paper Horse Pictures and Sheriff Nottingham.
Jing Xue - Chinese Relations Executive
Jing Xue is a both a creative and line producer from Beijing where she received her B.A. degree in Directing from the Beijing Film Academy. Subsequently, she worked as an Associate Producer for feature and independent films. Her films have been nominated at the Hong Kong Film Award in 2007, won a Hindered Flowers Award in 2008 and been selected at the Berlin Film Festival.