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I have always surrounded myself with people who can’t imagine doing anything else but this. Filmmaking is a collaboration of passionate, opinionated individuals committed to teamwork. The job is boss.
Peter Jones has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award five times, winning twice: for his A&E Biography special Judy Garland: Beyond the Rainbow, and for Stardust: The Bette Davis Story. His Peabody Award-winning Inventing LA: The Chandlers and Their Times premiered as a national primetime special on PBS, and Johnny Carson: King of Late Night remains the highest-rated film in the 37-year history of the PBS series American Masters. Angeleno earned a nomination for Independent Programming by the Los Angeles area Emmy Awards. Blue Sky Metropolis was recognized as Best TV Documentary by the Radio and Television News Association and won a Los Angeles area Emmy Award.
Over the course of a decade, Peter Jones Productions created 85 profiles for A&E Biography, many written and directed by Jones.
Peter is a graduate of Stanford (BA, American Studies) and Northwestern (Masters, Medill School of Journalism). He has twice been the recipient of the Producer of the Year Award from The Producers Guild of America.
Taylor Vracin-Harrell is the Supervising Producer at Peter Jones Productions. She first joined the PJP team for Blue Sky Metropolis and served as Supervising Producer on ALL MAN: The International Male Story.
Her personal work reflects her passion for social justice and civil rights. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from California State University, Long Beach, where she was the recipient of multiple scholarship awards. Taylor's films have been shown in festivals around the country. Her short film Faith Alone received funding from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and aired on KCET's Fine Cut program.
A native of Los Angeles, Taylor loves dogs and all kinds of music.