Pete Jones

Screenwriter, Director, Sportscaster
An up and coming filmmaker who got his big break thanks to the Miramax sponsored competition "Project Greenlight", Peter Jones went from production assistant and insurance salesman to director and screenwriter almost ... Read more »
Born: 11/29/1969

Filmography

Actor (3)

Dumb and Dumber To 2014 (Movie)

KEN Conference Attendee (Actor)

Outing Riley 2003 (Movie)

Bobby Riley (Actor)

Project Greenlight 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Himself
Writer (3)

Hall Pass 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Outing Riley 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Stolen Summer 2002 (Movie)

(Spec) (Screenplay)
Director (2)

Outing Riley 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

Stolen Summer 2002 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (1)

Let It Be 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

An up and coming filmmaker who got his big break thanks to the Miramax sponsored competition "Project Greenlight", Peter Jones went from production assistant and insurance salesman to director and screenwriter almost overnight when he was awarded $1 million with which to produce his debut feature "Stolen Summer' (2002).

Relationships

Jenny Jones

Wife

Molly Jones

Daughter
born c. 1999

Murphy Jones

Daughter
born November 2001

Milestones

2002

"Stolen Summer" screened at the Sundance Film Institute; released in theaters that spring

2001

Was subject of the HBO series "Project Greenlight" which followed the production of the film "Stolen Summer"

1996

Moved from Chicago to Los Angeles

Began career as a sportscaster in Columbia, Missouri at age 22

Bonus Trivia

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"The toughest part was going from a contest winner -- beholden to the people who gave me the opportunity -- to a director who had a serious vision of what I wanted the movie to be. My job was to fight for what I believe in. And Miramax's job was to make the best movie they can -- at a given price." -- Pete Jones on "Project Greenlight" to Time Out New York, November 29-December 6, 2001.

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Ben Affleck on the moviemaking process as shown in the HBO series "Project Greenlight": I have not ever been on a movie where if there were a '[Project] Greenlight' show, a third of the people would get stoned in the street in public by passersby. Inherent in the process is a little big of chaos, a lot of ego. It's kind of like smelding down of things. . . so you have this clashing and the sparks that come from it that are what you get the art from a lot of times.People I think sometimes go, 'I can't believe this is how the business works!' Relative to other movies, this movie went splendidly. I think Pete did a fine, fine job." --quoted in Los Angeles Times, January 15, 2002.

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