Matthew Earl Jones
Director, Arizona Office of Film & Digital Media
Matthew Earl Jones is the Director of the Arizona Office of Film & Digital Media, a program of the Arizona Commerce Authority. He has worked on both sides of the camera in film, television and commercials, as well as in the music industry.
Matthew has more than 33 years of production experience in the Japanese, New York, Los Angeles, and Phoenix markets. Recent credits include: Line Producer on Indie Feature “Manifest Destiny Down” (Los Angeles), APOC (Arizona) on “Furious 7”, and Celebrity judge for Arizona Idol, FOX TV (Phoenix).
He has also produced more than 50 national and international television commercials, including ones starring Queen Latifah, Leonardo DiCaprio and Ray Charles.
Past clients include: Bandai America, Castrol, Chevrolet, Home Depot, Honda, Lipton, McDonald’s, Nissan, Nissin Foods, Nivea, PacBell Wireless, Porsche, Raytheon, Subaru, Suntory, Toyota, Yamaha, and Ziploc.
Raised in New Canaan, Connecticut, Matthew graduated Dartmouth College and for the first years of his career worked in the fields of advertising for BBD&O advertising agency, and brand management for American Home Products Corporation in New York City.
Matthew is the son of pioneering actor Robert Earl Jones and half-brother of legendary actor James Earl Jones.
He wants the world to know that Arizona is open for business!