Today’s Friday Highlights features World’s Best Connectors Associate Matthew Earl Jones. Matthew is Director, Arizona Film & Digital Media Program, which is part of WBC’s Partner–Arizona Commerce Authority. This Connecticut native graduated from Dartmouth and for the first years of his career worked in the fields of advertising for BBD&O advertising agency, and brand management for American Home Products Corporation in New York City. Matthew has worked on both sides of the camera in film, television and commercials, as well as in the music industry. He has over 30 years’ production experience in the Japanese, New York, Los Angeles and Phoenix markets. Recent credits include APOC (AZ) on Fast & Furious 7, and Celebrity judge for Arizona Idol, FOX TV (Phoenix). Matthew is the half-brother of legendary actor James Earl Jones. They have started a non-profit-Earl Jones Institute for Film & Television, named after their father, the late actor Robert Earl Jones.
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ARIZONA FILM & DIGITAL MEDIA (AFCI)
Matthew Earl Jones, Director
100 N. 7th Ave., Suite 400
Phoenix, AZ 85007