Jonathan Pillot is the visionary founder of the creative[re]directors, an integrated media and entertainment studio of artistic and business innovators who identify, design and initiate distinctive communications strategies for companies and brands to improve performance and manage reputation - from concept through commercialization. The primary focus of Jonathan’s and the creative[re]directors’ work in 2018 is the launching of #WeAreAll18, an intergenerational Movement to empower Youth, with a focus on civics and voting as a bedrock of such approach.
Jonathan is a multifaceted artistic innovator - as a director, writer, producer, creator and idea developer - with cross industry experience in film, television, theater, live events, radio, music, branded content, advertising, and publishing.
His artistic talent is combined with having had a vibrant and diverse entertainment law practice for more than twenty years, as a Member of the Bars in New York and California. Throughout his career as an attorney, Jonathan also devoted his time to entrepreneurial and creative endeavors that included producing feature films and theater, packaging numerous published book projects, and managing talent such as Rock + Roll Hall of Fame member Darlene Love, and Emmy-award winning actress, Linda Dano. The shift and change in the mix of his professional services from attorney/producer/manager to creator was a transition that gradually occurred over the course of fifteen years. This first-hand and dynamic combination of creative and legal/business affairs skills enable Jonathan to understand all of the diverse components and disciplines of any project from idea generation-to-execution, enabling the creative[re]directors to provide a broad scope of media, entertainment and business services.
His feature film credits include, Producer of The Naked Brothers Band, a feature film that spawned Nickelodeon’s hit television series. He was the Executive Producer of Against the Ropes, starring Meg Ryan, Omar Epps and Tony Shalhoub and Alan and Naomi, starring Lukas Haas. His first screenplay, UNPLUGGED, co-written with Colin Bannon based on Jonathan’s original story, is currently being shopped in Hollywood by a major talent agency.
Jonathan has successfully produced and directed the filmed production of live events with Deepak Chopra from ABC Home in New York, including conversations with Mark Ruffalo, Fran Drescher and 50 Cent.
Jonathan is currently producing and directing CrazyRebelMisfits, The Curly Monologues and SENSHOEALITY, three multiplatform ventures that use personal storytelling to integrate media with social movements, all of which are aligned with his personal philosophy to ignite community through content that entertains + elevates, and which touches people in ways that transcend age, race, ethnicity, gender and geography.
Among the book projects that Jonathan developed and packaged are: I Wuz There, by Walter Yetnikoff, Essentially Lilly, by Lilly Pulitzer, Tha' Doggfather, the autobiography of Snoop Dogg, My Name is Love, by Darlene Love with Rob Hoerburger, Blue Road One, by Emilio Scotto, Looking Great and Living Great, both by Linda Dano, Hit Me With Your Best Shot, by Jackie Kallen, and Bodyguard, by Frank Alexander.
Jonathan produced Darlene Love's triumphant engagements at Rainbow & Stars; he was the Producer of HOAXOCAUST!as well as the associate producer of the Broadway revival of DamnYankees, starring Jerry Lewis. It was Jonathan’s earliest career experience in television production, primarily at PBS/Channel 13 and ABC News in New York that provided the foundation of his interest in integrating the multidimensional elements of a project from ideation to development, in any medium.
Jonathan graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A in Political Science from Case Western Reserve University (1976), and he received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law (1981).