We are Kingdom of Pavement: a creative media company creating bold stories for the audio space in collaboration with rising creatives in Los Angeles and beyond.
Before the pandemic begin, we specialized in live events, particularly our monthly open mic night where we welcomed storytellers and musicians and poets into a special space to share their art.
In a COVID world, we adapted along with our fellow creatives, and found the audio space to be a compelling medium to tell the stories we think can alter our perceptions of reality.
We also believe in a Hollywood 2.0, or a reinvention of the entertainment industry. Kingdom of Pavement, along with other companies in our ecosystem like Kingdom of Ink and The Orphanage Collective, strive to find better ways to create art in a broken system.
In every aspect of our company, we make a promise to invest in ethical entertainment practices, such as:
Commitment to Creatives. While we're a new company, we pay all of our artists and freelancers for their work and give them ownership over their IP. As we grow, we'll continue to invest in our team and work towards more competitive rates.
Commitment to Building Mutual Aid. As we grow, we commit to building up a mutual aid fund that will be used to support artists and creatives in different ways.
Commitment to Ethical Infrastructure. We bank with Beneficial State Bank, a certified B-Corp that seeks to build prosperity in local communities. We will only collaborate with sponsors and advertisers that share our values.
Commitment to Sustainable Practices. We use compostable mailers from NoIssue and all of our packaging is environmentally-friendly. We are committed to getting as zero waste as possible -- bring on the mason jar trash can!
Commitment to Fostering Underrepresented Voices. We commit to supporting voices that need to be heard through our different platforms. We seek to foster development of creatives across all backgrounds.
CEO + Founder of Kingdom of Pavement & Scripted Podcast Writer/Producer (she/her)
Amy Suto is a writer and the co-founder of KINGDOM OF PAVEMENT, and started this publication to bring visibility to rising creatives doing great things in Los Angeles and beyond. She’s a TV writer, and most recently co-wrote an episode of the show CONDOR on the Audience Network. In her free time, she pole dances, teaches yoga, and attends immersive theater shows. She also runs a writing blog at AmySuto.com, and wrote and produced the scripted podcast The Last Station about the last radio station broadcasting after the apocalypse.
Executive Producer of The Last Station (he/him)
Kyle Cords is a Kingdom of Pavement producer and a LA-based writer who attended NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and won their Hour-Long Writer of the Year Award. Since being in LA, Kyle has assisted creators like Damon Lindelof and Sam Esmail. In 2019, Kyle's feature script, Dream, was featured on The Hit List. He is currently writing and producing a soon to be announced podcast series. Kyle is also the founder of The Orphanage Collective, a reimagining of management by creatives, for creatives. He's also a writer/producer on The Last Station Podcast.
To Be Nominated Podcast Showrunner (he/him)
Jorge Molina is a writer and filmmaker. He was born and raised in Mexico City, and is based in LA. He studied Writing for Screen & Television in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. He likes to tell stories about outsiders looking for a community, and his scripts have been awarded in world-renowned competitions, like the Austin Film Festival, the Juan Rulfo Short Story Competition and the Outfest Screenwriting Lab. He has worked extensively behind the scenes in organizations like GLAAD, Outfest Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival, and the Sundance Festival. He is excited to keep working towards creating entertainment that push representation forward. Jorge can be found listening to ABBA Gold or reading Agatha Christie at any given moment.
Administrative Assistant (she/her)
Michelle acts, sings, and produces things. Originally from Texas, Michelle is now an LA-based artist who is passionate about the intersections of art, sustainability, diversity, and healing. Most recently, Michelle has completed a documentary covering theatre and representation. She has previously worked in various community orgs/non-profits (shout out to her fave, the Austin School of Film), production companies, and on short films. In Michelle's free time when she's not walking, tripping, or skipping she's dancing! She also adores film, theatre, and her circus family.