Gary William Jones 

822 W 7th St., Little Rock, AR 72201-4004 • 501.766.9493 •




Dr. Brady Banta—Associate Director of Heritage Studies—Arkansas State University

Library #710C * State University, AR 72467 • 870.972.2612


Dr. Natasha Margulis—Special Collections Dean B. Ellis Library—Arkansas State University

P.O. Box 2040, State University, AR 72467 • 870.972.3128


Dr. Michael Bowman—Interim Assistant Dean—Arkansas State University Department of Media

Education/Communication #362, State University, AR 72467 * 870.972.2277


Bill Fitzgerald—VP Marketing--Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau

101 South Spring Street, Little Rock, AR 72201  • 501.370.3224


Paula Miles—Arkansas State University Heritage Sites

P.O. Box 2050, State University, AR 72467 • 870.972.2803


Deborah Grace—VP Broadcast Production--CJRW

300 South Main, Little Rock, AR 72201 • 501.975.6251





2018 – Passed Candidacy Exam for Arkansas State University Heritage Studies Ph.D. program (ABD) “A-State/KAIT-TV News Film Collection: Crowdsourcing Vernacular Metadata”

2012—“Film Distribution and Marketing”—Adjunct Professor/Course Developer—   Arkansas State University--Jonesboro

2011—“Basis Narrative Filming” and “Advanced Narrative Filmmaking”—Adjunct       Professor/Course Developer —Arkansas State University

2010—“Screenwriting for Narrative Motion Pictures”—Adjunct Professor/Course       Developer — Arkansas State University

2010—Master of Arts degree in Heritage Studies—Arkansas State             University (GPA 4.00 of 4.00)

2009—“History of Narrative Film” Adjunct Professor—Arkansas State University;      helped develop Narrative Motion Picture major for the Radio-Television   Department in the College of Communications

2005—Began Heritage Studies Ph.D. program at Arkansas State University

1995-96—“Screenwriting” and “Film History” instructor University of Arkansas at         Little Rock

1970--Master of Science degree in Television with History Minor--University         of Illinois (GPA 4.5 of 5.00)

1967--Bachelor of Science degree in Radio/Television with Political             Science Minor—Arkansas State University (GPA 3.6 of 4.00)

1964--Jonesboro High School (GPA 3.87 of 4.00)




4/1/16 to present—CEO Gary Jones Video, Arkansas Travel Channel, Arkansas History Channel, Arkansas Movies (stock footage)

6/1/06 to 3/25/16—President, Jones Productions, Inc.

7/1/05 to present—founder Arkansas Society for Cinema and Television Production (ASCTP)

9/89 to 7/93----Chairman, Jones Mobile Television, Inc

3/78-2/81--VP & Executive Producer, Falcon Productions

3/76-3/78--VP Broadcast, Faulkner & Associates

1/74-3/76--Manager ITV Productions & ITV Films (Canada)

6/68-1/74--Director of Film Services, WFAA Productions (Dallas)

6/67-6/68--Technical Director, WILL-TV; graduate teaching assistant

                          University of Illinois; film stringer ABC News Chicago

6/63-6/67--Director KAIT-TV; independent commercial filmmaker



2018—“More Than Merchants: Chinese Grocers in the Arkansas Delta”--producer

2016-18— features

2016-18——20 features

2009 – CBS 60 Minutes – “H1N1” story 10/18/09 – photographer

2009 – “Juror Orientation” – Arkansas Supreme Court – executive            producer/photographer

2008—“A Level Playing Field” – Arkansas Bar Association – executive

                       producer / photographer

2005—“Welcome”--Arkansas Hospitality Association video—producer/photographer

2005—“Beyond the Pavement” – Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department Environmental Legacy video – writer/director

2005—“B.B. King” documentary—2nd Unit Director of Photography

2003---“American Son”—15-minute Wesley Clark for President           documentary—Arkansas director of photography

2003—“NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience” – 46-minute documentary—IMAX® 3D camera operator & still photographer for Warner Bros. Pictures

2002—“Mrs. Pilgrim Goes to Hollywood”—30-minute short-subject—co-executive producer

2001—“Life of Riley”—22-minute Branson television pilot—director of photography

2001—“Song of Arkansas”--30-minute documentary—director of photography

2000—“All Access”—60-minute 70mm IMAX® music documentary featuring The Dave Matthews Band, Al Green, Sheryl Crow, Santanta & Sting—cinematographer

1999--”Sports Legends”--30-minute 70mm IMAX® documentary – cinematographer on final Wayne Gretzky hockey match at Madison Square  Garden.

1998--”World Cup Soccer”--30-minute 70mm IMAX® documentary filmed in       France--cinematographer

1998--”Michael Jordan to the Max”--45-minute 70mm IMAX® documentary on Michael Jordan & the NBA champion Chicago Bulls--cinematographer

1995--”Arkansas: Center of Attraction”--6-minute, 70mm IMAX® signature film               cinematographer/editor

1994--”Natural Elements”--10-minute promotional film for Arkansas Parks &           Tourism--director/cinematographer

1992--Arkansas Music Series: “Electric Delta Blues”--one-hour music   special/producer/director

1992--Arkansas Music Series: “Rockin’ Rhythm & Blues with the Cate           Brothers”--one-hour music special/producer/director

1992--Arkansas Video Almanac--one-hour special-interest video/producer

1989--Too Scared to Laugh--92-min. feature film--writer/producer

1987--Stay Tuned for Murder--90-min. feature film--writer/producer/director

1986--Arkansas, U.S.A.--20 min. documentary--writer/director

              Worlds of Opportunity--1/2 hr. foreign documentary--writer/director

              The Hong Kong Chinese Bank Story--10 min. business film--writer/


1984--Bob Hope in Arkansas--1/2 hr. documentary--producer/director

1982--Arkansas Rep in 'Chicago'--hour documentary--director/camerman

1981--Cheese, Chairs, Children & Churches--15 min. cable franchise show--


1980--Football:  Tell Me About This Crazy Game!--one hr. syndicated special starring Jo Anne Worley--director/editor

              Illusions--one hour music pilot--director/editor

1979--Cablecom of Fargo--15 min. presentation for RKO's Cablecom-General--writer/director/videographer

              Bluegrass and Beethoven--15 min. cable TV presentation for Cablecom-General--writer/director/videographer

              Cablecom of Oklahoma City--15 min. presentation for Cablecom-General--writer/director/videographer/editor

1978--A Special Place--20 min. presentation for Blue Cross/Blue Shield--writer/director/videographer/editor

1977--Terror on Broadcast Hill--one hour drama for Canadian television--writer

1976--Neil Sedaka in Concert--one hour music special--director/editor

              Charlie Pride in Concert--one hour music special--director/editor

              More Precious Than Gold--15 min. presentation for Blue Cross--writer/producer/director/cinematographer/editor

1975--Diahann Carroll in Concert--one hour music special--director/editor

              Anne Murray in Concert--one hour music special--director/editor

              Charles Aznavour in Concert--one hour music special--director/editor

              The David Steinberg Show--two one-hour pilot comedy/variety shows--associate producer

              Johnny Mathis in Concert--one hour music special--producer

              Dave & Sugar--half-hour music special--director/editor

              Sergio Mendes & Brazil '77 in Concert--one hour music special--producer

              Paul Williams in Concert--one hour music special--producer

              Leslie Uggams in Concert--one hour music special--producer

              Vikki Carr in Concert--one hour music special--producer

              Jack Jones in Concert--one hour music special--producer

              To Serve Our City--20 min. presentation for Edmonton, Alberta--writer/producer

1974--Engelbert Humperdinck in Concert--one hour music special--


              Tom Jones in Concert--one hour music special--co-producer

1973--Liberty and Justice For All?--28 min. political film for Texas Bar Association--director/cinematographer/writer/producer

1972--The Congressman From Kensett--28 min. political film for Wilbur Mills--director/cinematographer

1971--Land of the High Sky--20 min. presentation for Midland, TX--writer/producer/director/cinematographer

1964 to 1967--directed over 300 hours of local and regionally-syndicated country and rock music shows




The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture, 2006, “Delta Cultural Center”, “Elizabeth Ward Gracen

American Cinematographer, “Pole Position”,  March, 2004.

Thermal (motion picture screenplay), 2003.

Taking a Chance (motion picture screenplay), 1999.

Too Scared to Laugh (motion picture screenplay), 1988.

Until Death Do Us Part (motion picture screenplay), 1988.

Stay Tuned for Murder (motion picture screenplay), 1987.

One-Way Love (motion picture screenplay), 1986.

Rafferty & McPuff (motion picture screenplay), 1986.

Cornbread Aristocrat (motion picture screenplay adaptation), 1985.

Sara's Open Season (motion picture screenplay), 1985.

"Saga of a Shoestring Epic," American Cinematographer, April 1980.

It's 10 P.M.  Do You Know Where Your Children Are? (unpub. novel), 1976.

Canadian editor for Back Stage (1974-76).

Electronic Film/Tape Post-Production Handbook (1974 edition).

Electronic Film/Tape Post-Production Handbook (1973 edition).

"Film/Tape Horizons," American Cinematographer, July, 1973.

Texas editor for Back Stage (1972-74).

"Horatio Alger in the Sticks," TV Guide, November 20, 1971.

"Welcome Aboard the Film/Tape Bandwagon," American Cinematographer, June, 1971.



2017 to present—board member the Friends of the Arkansas State Archives

2017—initiated Friends of Department of Media—Arkansas State University

2014--member Arkansas Delta Byways

2012 – Arkansas Student Filmmakers Symposium

2011 – ASU High School Moviemaking Camp

2011 – Arkansas Student Filmmakers Symposium

2009—Initiated “Weekend Film School” for Arkansas University television and film students

1981-1986—JPI-sponsored narrative screenwriting contest




2006—Gold Addys “Best Cinematography” for  Jermain Taylor PSA and for Arkansas State Parks in Arkansas Advertising Federation competition


2005—Gold Addy “Best Cinematography” for Arkansas State Parks in Arkansas Advertising Federation competition


2000—Arkansas Advertising Federation Silver Medal Award


2000—Arkansas Advertising Federation Lifetime Service Award


1997--Arkansas Advertising Federation AAF Aid to Advertising Education Award


1996 to present--Board of Directors and Education Committee Chairman, Arkansas Advertising Federation


1996--Arkansas Advertising Federation Distinguished Service Award (personal & company recognition)


1991--Arkansas State University Distinguished Alumnus Award


1989--Arkansas Advertising Federation Advertising Person of the Year


1970 to present--consistent winner of various Addy Awards in local, regional and national competitions for the best television commercials produced each year in the U.S.


1982--Charter Member Little Rock chapter of the International Television Association (ITVA)


1981--Elected to the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences as an active member.


1973--Chairman, Dallas section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers


1967--Recipient of International Radio and Television Society (IRTS) national scholarship.


Current Memberships


Arkansas Advertising Association (1981)

Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) (2006)

Friends of the Arkansas State Archives (2016)

Organization of American Historians (OAH) (2006)