TV Director

Hi, I am many things but above all I love television, I am a TV Director, Executive Producer and Creator of Content.  You can read about me here. Do contact me if you need a director or help and ideas on development.

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jonathan@glazier-media.com

I am a Multi-Camera TV Director and have directed many of the UK’s iconic Entertainment Shows.

My story began many years ago at the Elstree film studio children’s Christmas party. I was six years old, invited even though my dad, who worked there had died. He died the day before I was born, which is, of course, very sad. As I walked in I looked up at the lights, marvelled at the bits of camera gear left on display and then there was the setting, a fantastic pirate ship, I was hooked on the business from that very moment, I had to be a director!

I am in the privileged position of being known around the world. I an also the Executive Producer of many of the shows I work on. I have a form of dyslexia, I can’t read left to right or form word on a line. I read in spirals and wite badly. Computers changed my life, and I found my voice by using cameras and editing to tell my stories.

Enabling others to find their voice, giving people a platform to show their talent is the driving motivation in my career. That Voice can be a talent for music, dance, magic or even general knowledge in a quiz show. Behind the scenes helping others to find their voice behind the camera is also a passion. Had it not been for some very generous sponsors and mentor in my career I wouldn’t be where I am today. I can’t thank them enough but I can do the same for others.  This I do through mentorship and lecturing.

Always happy to talk and advise, just drop me an email.

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I’ve worked all over the world for Endemolshine and Fremantle and many national broadcasters. I’ve lectured at universities and spoken at most international markets.

Jonathan Glazier TV Director My Story

Hi, I’m Jonathan a TV Director and Executive Producer. This is my own Jonathan Glazier TV Director My Story. It began many years ago at the Elstree film studio children’s Christmas party. I was six years old, invited even though my dad, Peter Glazier, who worked there had died. He died the day before I was born, which is, of course, very sad. As I walked in I looked up at the lights, marvelled at the bits of camera gear left on display and then there was the setting, a fantastic pirate ship, I was hooked on the business from that very moment, I had to be a director!

I used to sit and watch the films my Dad worked on; he was an art director. I could sit with his designs and storyboards on my lap as I watched. And for the original Gregory Peck version of Moby Dick, I could follow the script, which I still have, one of my prized possessions. And now I am an Executive Producer, former head of BBC formats and entertainment; I’m also a multi-camera director. My Linkedin profile has more details.

I have extensive experience in many genres throughout the world, notably SE Asia. In the UK I’ve won awards and worked in Australia, New Zealand and Europe. I have directed many major T.V. shows both live and recorded. I am known for my calm approach and a great relationship with production, talent and crew alike. I am adaptable while maintaining the vision, and I have very high standards. I’m a known problem solver, and my experience in the industry means I can offer technical expertise with very creative flair. My experience also means my executives and channel bosses get some sleep; they know I will deliver the show on time, budget and with creative flair

Currently, I’m the EP and director of series 3 of Asia’s Got Talent. I helped develop an idea called sadeem.com; now, in cycle three, it’s a major digital-first project for Al Jazeera. I directed the popular BBC Game show Pointless, and the live channel 4 show Million Pound Drop. Add to that large scale music direction, both live and recorded, is a speciality. Most recently a massive concert in Indonesia featuring some great regional talent and Dua Lip Headlined. I also directed shows with legends like Sir Tom Jones, Sir Elton John, Rod Stewart, and The Spice Girls. I just returned from working with Endemolshine on a game show in Singapore which he developed from an idea from Israel. Jonathanʼs career spans many years in the industry at every level; he has directed most of the classic entertainment shows in the UK.

I love my job, every day is a learning curve, and Iʼve never dreaded getting to the studio, and yes on show day I still get nervous but good nerves of excitement.

You can ask me anything my contact details are here. Everyone calls me JG

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