Jonathan Avnet


Director-Films:  Fried Green Tomatoes (Universal), The War (Universal), Up Close and Personal (Touchstone), Red Corner (MGM), 88 Minutes (Sony), Righteous Kill (Overture), Three Christs (IFC, Universal), The Last Rodeo.

Director-TV:  Uprising (4 hr mini-series NBC/Warners International - DGA Nomination), Starter Wife (6 hr mini-series, USA Network - DGA Nomination), Between Two Women (ABC MOW), Have a Little Faith (ABC MOW), Boomtown (NBC Pilot, 9 episodes), Bunker HIll (TNT Pilot), Pleading Guilty (Fox pilot); Justified (FX 10 episodes ), Sneaky Pete (Amazon 5 episodes), Manhunt Deadly Games 2 episodes…

Producer-Films:  Risky Business (Geffen-Warners), Less Than Zero (Fox), Fried Green Tomatoes (Universal), Up Close and Personal (Touchstone), Red Corner (MGM), Things You Can Tell Just By Looking at Her (United Artists), The Mighty Ducks 1,2,3 (Disney), Men Don't Leave (Geffen-Warners), Inspector Gadget (Disney), When A Man Loves a Woman (Touchstone), George of the Jungle (Disney), Sky Captain and The World of Tomorrow (Paramount), Miami Rhapsody (Touchstone),  Black Swan (Fox Searchlight), Four Good Days (Vertical/Universal)

Executive Producer-TV/Streaming:  Sneaky Pete (Amazon), Mighty Ducks (Disney+), The Burning Bed (NBC), Heatwave (TNT), Silence of the Heart (CBS), Uprising (4 hr limited-series NBC), Call To Glory (ABC),  Alex Haley's Moma Flora (4 hr limited-series CBS), Boomtown (NBC), Starter Wife (USA Network 6 hr limited-series), Poodle Springs (HBO), Manhunt Deadly Games (CBS/Showtime.) 

Broadway Plays-Producer:  The History Boys (Tony Award), Spamalot (Tony Award), Pillowman, Inherit the Wind, Seafarer, The Country Girl...


Member National Board of Directors currently and for six years.  Alternative National Board of Directors four years.  Member Western Council, currently, Alternate Western Council for four years.

Chair of Negotiating Committee 2023 Co-Chair Negotiating Committee 2020.  Member Negotiating Committee 2011, 2014, 2017

Co-chair with Christopher Nolan of the AI Committee.

Trustee, Pension and Health Plan 2010 - currently serving.  Member Private Equity Committee.

Member of the Health and Safety Committee, the Parental Leave Committee, the New York Building Committee 

American Film Institute:  Chairman Board of Directors 2000 to 2008.  Co-Chair 2008 - still serving.

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DGA Quarterly
DGA Quarterly Summer 2012 New Media
New Media
Jon Avnet and Rodrigo Garcia's new Internet Channel WIGS is creating Web content for the female audience.
When is a visual effect not a visual effect? The answer is simple: When the audience doesn't notice it.