(Photography by Luciana Pampalone (www.lucianapampalonestudios.com/)
Lucia Kaiser is a two-time Emmy Award-winning Producer, Philanthropist, and Speaker. Her career in the entertainment industry began at the age of 18, when she became the first female Talent Booker on the Johnny Carson Show, while also serving as the show's Publicist.
After a successful career working for NBC, Lucia went on to establish the first all-women Advertising Agency, entitled Venus. Her exciting career on Madison Avenue exposed Lucia to professionals from all walks of life. A few short years into her advertising career, Lucia was offered the position to become the President of Studio Film Exchange, an organization that purchases and markets award-winning documentary films.
Amid her flourishing film career in New York City, while on a leisurely trip in Hong Kong, Lucia was persuaded by the martial arts legend Bruce Lee to run his entertainment company. After much deliberation, Lucia left New York City, to serve as the only female President of Bruce Lee's film company in Hong Kong. She successfully oversaw the production and distribution of some of Lee's most famous films, including negotiating a distribution deal with Warner Brothers for the worldwide box office hit "Enter The Dragon."
During a trip across Europe, Lucia met her husband, and together they move from Germany to the islands of Hawaii. Shortly after her arrival, Lucia dove right back into show biz, working on various productions for NBC and CBS. However, Lucia's career reached new heights when she accepted a position as the only female General Manager at Hawaii's KGU Radio. Among many notable productions was the first-ever live remote broadcast of the Larry King Show to Honolulu, Hawaii.
Coming from humble beginnings, Lucia has always had a passion for giving back. While tirelessly producing radio shows, she actively organized fundraisers for organizations such as Partnership for the Homeless, Hawaii Symphony, Girl Scouts of America, and Hawaii Theatre and School of Ballet. As a result of her fundraising efforts, Lucia became the Democratic Chairperson during both terms of President Bill Clinton's administration.
In addition to her endeavors in the entertainment industry, Lucia has been a keynote speaker at notable venues including the United Nations, and the Venice Film Festival. Lucia continues to engage in the socio-political landscape of our times. Most notably with Destiny Rescue, which is an organization devoted to saving young children from sex trafficking all over the world, including in Cambodia, Thailand, and the Dominican Republic.
Over the most recent years, Lucia has been a member of New York Theatre Works, which provides many young and upcoming writers, directors, producers, and actors with the opportunity to get their work exposed to top professionals in the entertainment industry.
Currently, Lucia is involved in the development of an adaptation film based on a novel written by Tod Volpe, entitled "Framed." Acclaimed writer/director, Theo Davies is developing the screenplay for the film.
Lucia's illustrious career is only matched with her daring and fun nature. She loves to dance - Salsa to be specific. She is a lover of music and musicians, and was once a professional surfer and champion of slalom water skiing. She has raced motorcycles, while living in Bangkok, and has over 33 escapade jumps in the unbelievably fascinating book of her life. She has lived in Europe, Australia, Egypt, Thailand, Hong Kong, New York City, and of course, Hawaii.
Lucia's recent awards for her philanthropic efforts include:
Davos Honoree of Davos 100 Most Influential Women in America
Evolutionist Award for Lifetime Achievement Award for Philanthropy and Leadership
in Pioneering Women in the Business Entertainment Industry
- Presented by Heritage India Fashions and Kiss The Monkey/Kiss The Mermaids
The Lifetime Achievement Humanitarian Award from GEM (Global Empowerment Movement Organization)
- at The United Nations (March 15, 2019)
HBO Legacy Award
for her role as President of Bruce Lee's Film Company in Hong Kong (November 2018)
The World Chinese Culture and Arts Foundation's Spirit and Cultural Harmony Award
- for being the only female President of Bruce Lee's Film Company
in Hong Kong for two years (November 2017)
Lifetime Achievement - Paying It Forward Award
- at The Yale Club (June 2016)
Lifetime Achievement - Project Paying It Forward Award
- Wall Street (March 2015)