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J. Rupert Thompson
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PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

J. Rupert Thompson is an outlier in the world of unscripted television directing and producing. With over 35 years of experience, he has directed and produced more than 450 episodes of television, amounting to more than $500m in programming.

 

SELECTED WORK HISTORY

 

REALITY / QUIZ&GAME / PHYSICAL COMPETITION

        “Supermarket Sweep” Seasons 1-2 ABC, Fremantle

        “Fear Factor” Seasons 1-8 NBC, MTV, Endemol/Shine
        Nominated three times and winner once – DGA Award for Best Reality Program

        “Wipeout” Seasons 1-8 ABC, TBS, Endemol-Shine
        Winner – Kids Choice Award

        “America’s Next Top Model” Season 9 WB, Ken Mok

        “American Grit” Season 1 Fox, ITV
        Winner – DGA Award for Best Reality Program

        “Hero” TNT
        Nominated for DGA award for Best Reality Program

        “Stars Earn Stripes” NBC
        Nominated for DGA award for Best Reality Program

        "Shaq Vs." Season 2 ABC

        “Battle of the Network Stars” ABC, Glassman Media

        "101 Ways to Leave a Game Show" ABC

        “Extreme Slip ‘n Slide” NBC, Universal Alternative Television

        “Cannonball” USA, NBC, ITV

        “Estate of Panic” Syfy
        Nominated for DGA award for Best Reality Program
        Nominated for Rose d' Or Award (Game Show Category)

       “Kicking and Screaming” Fox, Lionsgate Television

       “Bullseye” – Fox, Endemol/Shine

       “Beat the Champions” Fox

       "Numbnuts" MTV

       “Beyond Dance” MTV

        “You Got This!” – ABC

        “Exit” – Syfy


STAGE, LIVE TO TAPE

        “Supermarket Sweep”  Seasons 1-2 – ABC, Fremantle

        “American Gladiators” NBC

        “Small Business Champions” – CBS, Pilgrim Media

        "The Whole 19 Yards" CBS

        “American Jury” ABC

        “Tournament of Champions” Food Network, Lando Entertainment.
        Nominated for Critic’s Choice Award – Culinary Show


FOOD

        “Guy’s Grocery Games” Seasons 1-15 Food Network

        “Food Network Star” Season 12 Food Network

        “Tournament of Champions” Food Network, Lando Entertainment.
        Nominated for Critic’s Choice Award – Culinary Show

        “Family Food Showdown” Seasons 1-2 Food Network, Lando Ent.

        “Thanksgiving Special” Food Network, Lando Entertainment

        “Ultimate Summer Cookoff” Food Network, Lando Entertainment

        “Halloween Baking Championship” Food Network, Triage

 

SCRIPTED CHILDRENS’ SERIES

        “Ryan’s Mystery Playdate” Seasons 2-4 – Nick Jr., Pocket Watch
        Nominated for Emmy – Outstanding Childrens Preschool Series


DOCU-SERIES

         “Bug Juice” Seasons 1-3 Disney Channel, Evolution Media

         “The Real World” Season 2 MTV, Bunim Murray Productions

         “Totally Hoops” Disney Channel, Evolution Media

         “Totally In Tune” Disney Channel, Evolution Media

 

AWARDS

        Nominated seven times for and won twice the DGA Award honoring Outstanding Directorial Achievement in
        Reality Programs

        Winner – Kids Choice Award for Wipeout

        Emmy Award Nomination – Outstanding Childrens Preschool Series

        Critics Choice Award nomination – Tournament of Champions


AFFILIATIONS

        Directors Guild of America

        IATSE Local 600 (DP)


AGENT
         Josh Levenbrown, UTA (310) 971-4997


LEGAL
        Jeanne Newman, Archana Lannin at Hansen-Jacobson (310) 601-6371

 

Additional references available on request.

 

 

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