Jesse Felsot

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Jesse Felsot is a music video, commercial, documentary and feature film producer.[1]

Education[edit]

Jesse graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies from UC Santa Barbara in 2000.[2]

Career[edit]

Early in his career, Jesse held entry-level or assistant positions with companies such as Outlaw Productions("Training Day") A Band Apart Commercials and Music videos and David Ayer's Crave Films("Harsh Times," "End of Watch").

Jesse started Treasure Entertainment in 2000. He has produced a number of music videos for clients such as Sony BMG/Latino, Upstairs Records, Nashville-based Stringtown Records, Bad Boy Records, Atlantic Records, Sony-based Immortal Records, and Jerry Heller (former President of Eazy E's Ruthless Records). He has also produced commercials for a diversity of companies such as Puma, Con Air, Lamborghini, Summer's Eve, Time Warner Cable and Cox Media.[3]

Jesse served as a co-producer on Harsh Times, the gritty urban drama written and directed by David Ayer that stars Christian Bale, Eva Longoria, Freddy Rodriguez, Terry Crews and JK Simmons. After a successful run at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival, the film was released theatrically by Bauer Martinez Entertainment/MGM and on home video by The Weinstein Company. The film currently airs on the MGM TV network.

Jesse has been successful in the world of documentaries, having first produced award-winning NBA basketball docu-drama Flintown Kids, and then feature music documentary Who Stole The Soul?, which centers on the rise and fall of the R&B movement amid the proliferation of gangsta rap.[4]

In 2006, Jesse co-executive produced the family feature film You've Got A Friend for The Hallmark Channel, starring John Schneider, Dylan McLaughlin and Bitty Schram, which premiered on Hallmark in 2007.[5] Then, in 2008, Jesse produced the indie comedy feature Man Overboard, which premiered on HBO in Europe.[6]

Through CM Films LLC, where Jesse serves as Co-Chairman and President, he represents a large roster of directors who have shot videos for various artists such as Janelle Monáe, Slum Village, Amanda Perez, Skee-Lo, Akwid, Snoop Dogg, Mýa, Lil Rob, TLC, Boyz II Men, and John Michael Montgomery.[7]

Jesse's most recent producing venture through CM Films (www.cmfilms.biz) is the vampire western, "Souls of Sinners" starring Matt Lanter and directed by Jesse V. Johnson and the urban action film, "Streets of Money" starring Parker Mckenna Posey, John Amos, Hurricane Chris, Claudia Jordan and Michael Nouri and the music documentary, "Where's the Soul?" about today's current trends in the music industry in the realm of R&B and Hip Hop.

Filmography[edit]

  • FlintTown Kids (2005)
  • Harsh Times (2006)[8]
  • You've Got A Friend (2007)[9]
  • Man Overboard (2008)
  • Streets Of Money
  • Where's The Soul?
  • Souls of Sinners
  • Narco Valley

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