A graduate of UCLA in 1994, Jon Polansky did something no one else in Los Angeles had ever done before. He pursued work in the entertainment industry. Working as a lowly production assistant on several films, including “Mulholland Falls” and “The Birdcage,” Jon was regularly screamed at by insecure assistant directors, but learned such useful tasks as crushing peanuts for a producer’s peanut butter and jelly sandwich and unclogging a trailer’s toilet. In 1996, he worked in the publicity department for the 69th Academy Awards, yet was scarred by the experience when Andrew Lloyd-Webber tapped his foot from the next bathroom stall over at the Shrine Auditorium.
In 1997, Jon utilized his skills in production and script reading, to secure a position at Joanne Horowitz Management, a personal management company with clients such as Kevin Spacey and Michael Chiklis. For seven years, Jon proceeded to read some really awful scripts, yet helped oversee the careers of such actors as Paula Devicq, Peter Facinelli and Rick Schroeder, among others. In 2000, Jon began writing feature and television screenplays as a hobby. Eventually, that hobby turned into an unhealthy obsession.
In 2004, Jon left personal management and started his own production company, No H Productions, with the intent of developing and directing projects he’d written. “The Closer” is his first experience behind the camera and he hopes his next project is one in which some other sucker can put up the cash. While writing and directing are what he loves most, the process of making films fascinates him to no end.
Jon was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Sacramento, California…not a hick town, believe it or not.
All Fired Up Comedy ⋄ Romance After a Chicago advertising executive finds himself in an insurmountable situation with a boss who doesn’t appreciate him and a new supervisor who doesn’t want to date him, he decides to quit his company. When he’s alerted to the fact that getting fired would allow him to collect unemployment and a severance while looking for a new job, he embarks on a wild and crazy adventure that backfires when each attempt at getting fired ends up getting him promoted.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Altar Comedy ⋄ Romance Two weeks before her wedding day, a devoted and seemingly infallible investment banker has too much to drink at a Halloween party and winds up in the company of an unknown man. Realizing there’s a whole other world she has yet to discover and armed with the only clue documenting the experience…a unique Swedish condom, she embarks on a journey throughout the city of New York in search of a man she has no idea where to find and a feeling she desperately wants to find again.
San Fernando Valley: Supermarket Victims Unit
Television by Aaron Davitian (Comedy) Director
'Life Outside' Music Video
YouTube: The Musical
Internet by Shea Enterprises/Glavan Prods. Director (Eps. 9 & 10)
Traffic School: The Musical
Film (short) by Jon Polansky (Comedy) Director A group of ragtag musical performers and child actors operate a traffic school in Kissimmee, Florida in this faux documentary.
Howard Gets an Interview
Internet by No H Productions Director
Semi-Finalst - Warner Bros. Comedy Workshop
Finalist - Acclaim Film & TV Spring Competition
Semi-Finalist - TalentScout Management Spring TV Writing Contest