As evidenced by his recent induction in to the prestigious BAFTA Los Angeles Newcomer program, Jonny has enjoyed considerable success in the entertainment business from a young age.
He has held positions at ICM, where he reported to talent agent Carol Bodie, and at Lionsgate Entertainment, where he worked alongside Helen Lee-Kim in the international division.
After 10 months in the office of Paula Wagner, former CEO and co-owner of United Artists and Cruise/Wagner Productions (“Mission: Impossible” franchise, “The Last Samurai”, “War of the Worlds”, etc.) he set out to produce on his own in the autumn of 2012 under his UK based JP International Productions banner.
He currently has a full slate of projects at various stages of development and pre-production, including the Hollywood blacklist screenplay “The Scavengers”, set to shoot in Ireland at the start of 2015. “The Scavengers” will star Colm Meaney (“Star Trek”, “Con Air”, “Get Him To The Greek”), Colin Morgan (“Merlin”, “The Fall”, “Parked”) and Sarah Bolger (“In America”, “Spiderwick Chronicles”, “Once Upon a Time”).
In the Fall of 2014 Jonny will produce “Halfway”, written and to be directed by Ben Caird, which is set to star Quinton Aaron (“The Blindside”) with producing partner Tommy Oliver (“Kinyarwanda”, “1982”). He is also developing a scripted television project with producing partner, HSNi CCO Andrew Sheldon.
A native of Scotland, Jonny received his bachelor’s degree in English literature and history from the University of Leeds and his master’s in entertainment industry management from Carnegie Mellon University.
Since 2010, Mr. Paterson has served as a non-Executive director on the board of UK based charity Football Aid.
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