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Director Profile: Jon Long

Occupation: Producer/Director
Active Years: 10

Jon Long has ten years of experience as a filmmaker, and he is a proven entity in the giant screen industry.

Jon is the founder of New Street Productions Ltd., an independent television and film development and production company located in the pristine mountain town of Nelson, British Columbia, Canada. Since 1987, he has produced and directed 16 feature documentaries, over 30 television episodes and numerous commercials.

His films have played in IMAX® and other giant screen theaters world-wide and on television networks such as PBS, National Geographic International, Discovery Channel, Channel 4 UK, ESPN (USA), NBC SuperChannel (Europe) and TSN (Canada). Some of Jon's past national commercial clients and film sponsors include SAAB Cars, IBM, Molson, Coors Light, Chrysler Neon, Mazda, Club Med, Quiksilver Clothing, The North Face, Patagonia, Tyrolia Skis and Bindings, Rossignol Skis and Burton Snowboards.

Jon produced and directed the giant screen movie EXTREME, An IMAX® Experience that has received critical acclaim as one of the best large format films ever. EXTREME has proven to be a roaring success at the box office, and has consistently ranked in VARIETY magazine's weekly listings of the top 50 highest grossing films in the world.

Jon also produced and directed the seven-part TV series THE MAKING OF EXTREME, which aired to 220,000,000 households in 170 countries.

Jon's passion for outdoor adventure and the environment is reflected in many of his past film projects. He is an avid skier, snowboarder, mountain biker and windsurfer.

Prior to entering the entertainment industry, Jon attended the Bachelor of Commerce program at The University of Calgary.

Critics, audiences and IMAX® Theater Manager's have embraced Jon's unique filmmaking style in the large format medium. Long's newest project is SACRED PLANET, which will include a giant screen film and television component for release in 2004.

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