Chief Entertainment Officer
Jess' first film-producing effort landed him at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008. The following year he was the Executive Producer for Seven Days in Utopia, the $18M major motion picture featuring Academy Award winners Robert Duvall and Melissa Leo. The movie was nominated for the Most Inspiration Movie of the Year by the John Templeton Foundation and also garnered the "Teddy" Award from Movieguide. Jess served as an Exclusive Advisor on The Bible Series and Son of God movie from Mark Burnett (Survivor, The Apprentice, Shark Tank) and Roma Downey (Touched By An Angel). Jess regularly works on film projects for the startup phase of getting a project off the ground including legal and fundraising efforts so producers can get to pre-production.
fspn is the Faith + Sports Programming Network, with the mission of providing safe yet creative content for all ages to enjoy across all genres, presenting positive role models and good character in sports and entertainment, engaging our world with encouraging stories that inspire people in their daily decisions to “be a light” and positive influence in this world.
fspn is a unique broadcast media non-profit company with the vision for “filling the gap” between traditional sports media with faith-based content, engaging viewers and audiences with broadcast quality, high-profile interviews and creative programming talking with athletes, coaches and entertainers about their faith, family, friends, sports and life as well as entertaining programming that supports the truth of good values in our community and global citizenship.