Ian Sander and Kim Moses
Progressive Producers. Mega Marketers. Valley Whisperers.
- Written byLinda Grasso
Walk into Kim Moses’ office on the Disney lot in Burbank, and it’s clear you’re in the space of someone highly organized. Adorning every inch of wall space are color-coded cards, bulletin boards and organizational charts—denoting each project that she and husband Ian Sander have in the works and marking the various stages of production.
“Kim is very organized. But that’s just part of it. She’s also super creative and has great taste,” Ian offers of his wife of 18 years and partner at their production company, Sander Moses. As for his contribution, “I’m also creative, and I have good sales skills,” he says. But both agree, the most important element of their partnership is respect. “We both deeply respect each other,” Kim says.
The couple also share an entrepreneur- ial spirit, which, they believe, is in their genes. “I grew up in a poor, coal mining town in Pennsylvania. My dad ran a hotel, my mom worked there and our family lived there,” Kim explains. “I watched them both work hard.”
Ian was the son of a self-made insurance salesman. “He made a lot and lost a lot,” he reflects. He grew up in New York and worked as an actor before realizing his true calling was behind the scenes.
Sander Moses’ biggest hits are the TV dramas The Profiler and Ghost Whisperer, both now seen in syndication. But nowadays creating shows is just part of their business. The duo also runs Slam 360, a marketing agency that helps TV and movie producers use the internet to get viewers.
Their home is in Encino, tucked on a secluded acre just south of the Boulevard. “Our house was a former convent built in 1928, and used for nuns’ retreats,” Ian says. The couple has a 15-year-old son who goes to Viewpoint and a grown son in the music business.
“I love living in the Valley,” Kim quips. “When Ian and I started dating, he lived here. I came over the hill for the first time and loved it. The Valley feels like a vibrant community rather than a cold suburb. Everything we need is here, and better yet, much of it is within walking distance.”
And learn how she made the spec home her own.