JONATHAN SANGER | Producer
Academy Award Winning Producer/Director, Broadway Producer, Media Advisor, Entertainment Financial Consultant. Jonathan received a Bachelor of Arts and Masters in Communications at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Directors Guild of America, The Screen Actors Guild, The Producers Guild of America, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, and The Television Academy of Arts & Sciences.
Jonathan Sanger has lead initiatives in virtually every sector of the filmed entertainment and media industry for the last forty years. He’s also produced prominent films in each of the last 4 decades. In the 80’s he produced The Elephant Man and Francis. Elephant Man, an emotionally charged film, made a strong impact on critics and audiences alike, and was rewarded with eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, as well as winning both the British Academy Film Award for Best Motion Picture and the French Cesar Award. In the 90’s he produced Without Limits, in the 2000’s Vanilla Sky, Suspect Zero and Paraiso Travel and in the 2010’s Chapter & Verse. Jonathan has supported and advised filmmakers and investors in making wise choices and innovative decisions in every part of the entertainment media space. To date his films have received 3 Academy Awards, 21 Academy Award nominations, a British Academy Film Award and a French Cesar Award.
Sanger formed Chanticleer Films and created The Discovery Program in the late 1980’s. Forty-two short films were produced, including the Academy Award winning and internationally acclaimed Ray’s Male Heterosexual Dance Hall as well as Academy Award winner Session Man. Additionally, Chanticleer received seven more Academy Award nominations, and all the Discovery Program shorts have won awards at numerous international film festivals.