John Edmonds Kozma is the Founder and CEO of Bang Productions Television (“Bang”), a production studio based in Charleston, South Carolina, specializing in entertainment in the form of original social content and live entertainment. Bang’s content is featured on all major social platforms including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok, and collectively maintains a monthly social reach of over 100 million users across its network.
Kozma, a certified Facebook partner (3PP), has a well-established career in the entertainment industry spanning over 25 years. Prior to establishing Bang Productions, Kozma discovered and represented Darren Knight, a southern comedian based in Munford, Alabama. Darren is the fastest rising comedian in American history. In under two years of Kozma’s management, Darren Knight went from a small-town comedian to a top-tier entertainer with over 3.5 million followers on social media and selling out over 150 consecutive shows and made Variety Magazine’s top 10 comedians in 2018 which took him to “Just for Laughs” the Super Bowl of comedy.
Kozma has an unmatched eye for spotting talent, allowing him to identify exceptional upcoming comedians, country artists, magicians, and other entertainers and bring them into the Bang network, curating a unique brand of entertainment that sets Bang apart from the competition. Through his work at Bang, Kozma has helped launch numerous talents from micro-entertainer to household name, such as Catfish Cooley, Ginger Billy, Caroline Miljavac, Kristen Tuff Scott, Darren Knight, and many more.
Kozma, also a proficient video editor, applies a specific formula to each of his incoming entertainers’ videos that maximizes exposure and delivers high quality entertainment clips. Theme, tone, timing, and structure all play an integral role in developing the final product distributed across Bang’s network. At the same time, Kozma production methods highlight the talent’s authenticity, relatable experiences, and unique personality within the comedy genre.
Kozma and Bang are now taking this formula to other forms of entertainment such as country music and live magic shows, beginning with country music singers Avery Roberson, Kristen Tuff Scott and magician Carl Michael. Bang has also partnered with Facebook’s live event team to offer premium streaming of live shows with interactive and behind-the-scenes features via Facebook and Instagram.