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Jon Glascoe


Vice President of Cypress Films, Jon founded the New York-based production company in 1987 in partnership with Joseph Pierson. His most recent producing credit (shared with Mr. Pierson) is Julian Po, a Cypress Films production of a Fine Line film starring Christian Slater, Robin Tunney, Michael Parks and Cherry Jones.

In addition to his extensive background as a producer, Mr. Glascoe is also an accomplished and experienced writer. Many of the projects Cypress has produced, including A Child’s Christmas in Wales, The Sound and the Silence, Harrison Bergeron and Cherry, were either written, co-written or re-written by Mr. Glascoe who, along with noted Elizabethan scholar Dr. Dennis Kay, is currently developing a screenplay about the life of William Shakespeare.

Prior to joining Cypress, Mr. Glascoe was Executive Producer for National Programming at WTTW in Chicago, the nation’s largest public television station, where he oversaw numerous productions, including Bud Greenspan’s hugely acclaimed film 16 Days of Glory.

Earlier in his career he was a Senior Producer and Head Writer for Nightcap, a literary roundtable hosted by Studs Terkel and Calvin Trillin which aired weekly on A & E; a writer for the short-lived Satellite News Channel (a precursor of CNN), producer of the highly successful Dr. Ruth Show for Lifetime; and an associate at The Nation magazine.

Mr. Glascoe is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Middlebury College. He is a rotisserie baseball fanatic, a farm owner, an avid poker player, a scotch drinker, a dog lover and an enemy of fashion.

After a decade in Manhattan, he, his wife and their fearsome city pooch live in the outer boroughs of Montclair, New Jersey.

Cherry, which he co-directed with Mr. Pierson, marks his directorial debut.

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Jon (with Shalom)