Jordan Sommers

Jordan Sommers

Filmmaker, Screenwriter, Music Supervisor and Producer

Los Angeles, California

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About Jordan

Jordan Sommers has worked as a producer, writer, director, editor and music consultant in a variety of entertainment mediums. In music, Russell Simmons recruited Jordan, at age 19, to serve as director of A&R for Def Jam where he developed gold and platinum-selling albums. Later, Jordan was hired to create, compile and curate hundreds of ‘Essentials’ (digital box sets) for iTunes. In radio, he created, wrote, produced and hosted a two-hour nationally syndicated special on comedy featuring Chris Rock, Garry Shandling, Roseanne Barr & Martin Short. In television, Jordan co-wrote and produced over 200 sketches, monologues, desk pieces and field segments for Roseanne’s talk show. In film, as a member of the WGA, Jordan rewrote a screenplay for Universal Pictures. His 2012 short film, Photo Finish, was among the top ten finalists chosen by an esteemed panel of judges who included Harvey Weinstein. And in print, Jordan partnered with a UK boutique coffee table book publisher to create and edit a one-of-a-kind tribute opus to Michael Jackson in cooperation with the Estate. The following year he co-founded a U.S. boutique coffee table book publishing company, through which he created, edited, marketed and promoted a one-of-a-kind tribute to Hip-Hop Culture which won an Independent Publisher's Book Award. He lives in Marina Del Rey with his wife, Yasmina and their four-legged babies, Oliver and Mia.

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Credits

  • Photo Finish

    Photo Finish (2012)
    Film (Short and Fantasy) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Hip Hop Cultural Odyssey: Know Your History

    Hip Hop Cultural Odyssey: Know Your History (2012)
    TV Movie (Documentary) Producer Add a Plot »

  • The Perfect Host

    The Perfect Host (2010)
    Film (Comedy, Crime and Thriller) Music department Injured after committing a bank robbery, John Taylor is desperate to find a place to hide out and approaches the home of Warick Wilson. John manages to get himself invited into the house by posing as a friend of a friend and spinning a sob story of lost luggage and a violent mugging. Inside, Warick, a consummate host, is making the final preparations for an impeccable dinner party. He insists John stay for the party, but as the evening begins it becomes obvious Warick may not be what he first appears. Written by L. Hamre

  • The Roseanne Show

    The Roseanne Show (1998 - 1999)
    Television (Talk-Show) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Jack Frost

    Jack Frost (1998)
    Film (Comedy, Drama, Family and Fantasy) Music department Jack Frost is a singer who's on the road most of the time so he can't spend a lot of time with his son Charlie, although they love each other very much. When Jack dies in a car accident, Charlie becomes a very sad young man, until... Jack returns as a snowman! Now they can do all the things they've missed when Jack was human, but what will people think when they see Charlie talking to a snowman and what will happen when the weather gets warmer? Written by Peter Huiskes <huiskes@westbrabant.net>

  • 2 Days in the Valley

    2 Days in the Valley (1996)
    Film (Comedy, Crime and Drama) Music department John Herzfeld deftly welds together a multitude of subplots-- a loser hitman and a cool assassin involved in an insurance scam; a washed-up director, turned suicidal, if only he had someone to care for his beloved dog; a snooty art dealer, wracked by kidney stones, cared for by his devoted assistant; a grungy deranged vice cop, now partnered with a fresh-faced rookie; and two beautiful and jealous women entangled in their deadly scheme--into a spoof of the crime thriller genre. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

  • The New Music Report

    The New Music Report (1990)
    Television (Comedy, Music and Talk-Show) Production manager Add a Plot »

Awards

  • Independent Publisher's Book Award - Gold Medal Winner - Popular Culture/Leisure
    (2011)

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