Jonathan Zurer Selected as the DC Film Office May Filmmaker of the Month

Monday, May 2, 2011

Jonathan Zurer Selected as the DC Film Office May Filmmaker of the Month

The District of Columbia Office of Motion Picture and Television Development is pleased to announce Jonathan Zurer as its May Filmmaker of the Month.

Jonathan Zurer has been producing television series and feature films for more than a decade, both nationally and internationally. As a producer at Thinkfilm, Inc. in his native Washington, DC, Warner Bros., HBO, and Discovery have entrusted their projects to him. His DC filming experience includes seven years on Emmy winner The West Wing, the groundbreaking pseudo-reality “K Street”, and location shooting for the films Spy Game, Armageddon, Dick, and GI Joe and for television shows such as Bones, NCIS, The Court, and Citizen Baines.

Jonathan’s work for the Discovery Channel has taken him around the world including his week-long experience in the South China Sea aboard a 250-foot dive ship chronicling the exploits of an underwater treasure hunter for Treasures of the Royal Captain. Most recently, he spent three weeks recreating Iroquois life in the 1200s, while traveling across upstate New York and Southern Quebec for the Discovery Channel’s historical docudrama “First Nations.”

The DC Film Office launched the Filmmaker of the Month initiative to feature a District-based filmmaker who exemplifies the vast amount of talent and creativity based here in the nation’s capital. The Filmmaker of the Month initiative is part of its mission to elevate the national and international profile of the city’s most talented filmmakers.

You can visit the May Filmmaker of the Month section to learn more about Jonathan.