Public Media Block - Friday June 22, 2018
Ben DeJesus is a director, producer, and writer with over 15 years experience in the multicultural market. Ben’s career began at MTV, where he was a producer/writer for several seasons of Cribs, before working with VH1, Mun2, and The N. In 2003, Ben launched Diamante Pictures, a full-service production & post facility in NYC, delivering 100+ hours of television, commercials, digital content, and music videos, with over 750 million views online. He’s worked with artists Romeo Santos, Don Omar, Prince Royce, Nore, Fat Joe, Chino & Nacho, Joey Montana, Machine Gun Kelly, and more. In 2012, Ben directed the PBS documentary John Leguizamo’s Tales from a Ghetto Klown, which was produced by Oscar winner Fisher Stevens and received NALIP’s Estela Award. In 2016, Ben co-founded NGL Studios with John Leguizamo and David Chitel, where he creates branded, television, and documentary projects. Current projects include a documentary and tv series on John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons, the Broadway show for which he also served as a producer, and an American Masters doc on the actor Raúl Juliá. Ben also recently directed an episode of the Disney hit sitcom Bunk’d.