Steve Jones

Location Los Angeles
Bio

Producer director at PBS: Great Performances and hit songwriter

Musician Director Songwriter
Projects
6 Projects

Work History

General Manager
City drive group
Nov 2016 - Present
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/DIRECTOR/PREDITOR
Luminaria
Jan 2007 - Present
Greater Los Angeles Area
Production and Management company on a roll.
Consulting Producer
PBS
2016 - Present
Greater New York City Area
http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/see-alicia-keys-celebrate-nyc-on-chad-smiths-new-pbs-series-w461878
Field Producer -- City Drive Group -- "GREAT PERFORMANCES: Landmarks LIve in Concert
Public Broadcasting Service
Jan 2017 - Present
Greater New York City Area; Los Angeles
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/11/arts/television/alicia-keys-landmarks-live-concert.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Farts&action=click&contentCollection=arts®ion=stream&module=stream_unit Field Producer/Director/Writer on "Kings of Leon," "Prophets of Rage."
Showrunner
Discovery Communications -- Velocity: "Fantomworks"?
Sep 2015 - Sep 2017
Norfolk, Virginia Area
"FantomWorks" S2 - S4 for NDP. Ratings have gone up over 30% since I took over the show.
Showrunner
Discovery: Velocity
Sep 2015 - Oct 2016
Greater Los Angeles Area
show runner, writer, director on seasons 2-5 on Velocity's build show hit: "Fantomworks"
Executive Producer/Showrunner
Esquire Network
Oct 2013 - Oct 2014
Los Angeles, California
"Car Matchmaker with Spike Feresten" pilot greenlit for series. Season One, here we go.
Executive Producer/Supervising Editor
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
May 2013 - Oct 2013
"MOST MYSTERIOUS MYSTERIES"
Executive Producer/Showrunner
Turner Broadcasting
Apr 2012 - Oct 2012
Louisiana and Mississippi
"SWAMP HUNTERS" 6-1/2 hour Docu-soap/reality: S1 (picked up for S2 on CMT).
Executive Producer/Showrunner/Director
The Weather Channel
Sep 2011 - May 2012
Greater Los Angeles Area
"TURBINE COWBOYS" - 1/2-Hour Reality series; prod co: Luminaria.
Executive Producer/Showrunner/Director
Golf Channel
Nov 2011 - Mar 2012
Greater Los Angeles Area
"ROUGHED UP" - 1/2 Hour hidden camera/comedy reality pilot; prod co: The Workshop.
Co-Executive Producer/Showrunner/Director
Granite Broadcasting
Oct 2011 - Mar 2012
Nazareth, PA.
"INDEPENDENCE USA" 18 1-Hour Docu-Soap/Build/Reality series; prod co: The Workshop
Supervising Producer/Co-Executive Producer/Supervising Editor
The History Channel
Jun 2010 - Oct 2010
Nazareth, PA.
"APOCALYPSE PA" - 1-hour special; prod co: The Workshop.
CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/DIRECTOR
Discovery Communications
Aug 2008 - Aug 2010
Greater Los Angeles Area
"PITCHMEN" Seasons 1 and 2; 22 1-Hour Docu-soap/reality episodes; plus "PITCHMAN: A TRIBUTE TO BILLY MAYS" 1-Hour Special; prod co: Original Productions/Freemantle.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/DIRECTOR
Discovery Communications
Jan 2008 - Jul 2008
U.S.A.
"BATTLEGROUND EARTH" -- 10 1-Hour competition/reality episodes, starring Ludacris, Tommy Lee and dozens of star cameos, for Planet Green and TLC; prod co: The Grief Co.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/DIRECTOR
Fuse TV
Dec 2006 - Nov 2007
Greater Los Angeles Area
"BATTLE OF THE BANDS" 10 1-Hour competition/reality; prod co: Bodog TV.
PREDITOR/DIRECTOR
ION Media Networks
May 2006 - Sep 2007
Costa Rica, Vancouver, Moscow, U.S.A.
"BODOG FIGHT" -- 1-Hour competition/reality/MMA sports series; prod co: BodogTV.
EVP/Head of Production and Development
Elevation Inc.
Apr 2005 - Feb 2006
Developed start up 360 entertainment company.
DIRECTOR
ESPN
Mar 2005 - May 2005
Las Vegas, Nevada Area
"WORLD SERIES OF POKER" 1-Hour sports series; prod co: BodogTV.
PRODUCER/DIRECTOR/EDITOR: "VH-1's FANCLUB"
Viacom
May 2000 - Aug 2004
Santa Monica, CA
Producer/Director of: "Fanclub: AC/DC" "Fanclub: Kid Rock" "Fanclub: Michael Jackson" "Fanclub: Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath"
Head of Production: Stepmother Films
Viacom
1998 - 2004
Produced, directed, edited rock docs for MTV/Vh-1; specials for MTV News; and wrote for Vh-1's "Strange Frequency" scripted sci-fi series.
Director of A&R
Sony BMG
1998 - 1999
Head of rock/pop at Columbia House, worked on CD Now merger deal, signed several acts to the record club.
Director of A&R: Hollywood Records
The Walt Disney Company
1989 - 1994
Burbank, CA
Was on formation team for Hollywood Records; label's still going strong. Made records with The Poorboys, Sacred Reich, Queen, Dave Clark 5, and Cherry Poppin Daddies. Discovered and brought Aardman Animation ("Wallace and Grommit"; "Chicken Run") to Jeffrey Katzenberg.
Songwriter: Stepmother Music
WEA
Jan 1987 - Jan 1993
Hit songwriter: Asia: "Days Like These" Rhino Bucket: "Beat to Death Like a Dog"

Education

Behavioral science
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
1982 - 1985
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Cal Poly Pomona
1982 - 1985

Skills