Category: GEMA, GEMA Talks

Title:GEMA Talks Series – John Hodges (C’00), Head of Film at Jax Media

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John Hodges is Head of Film at Jax Media, a television and film production company. He was a founding partner of A24, the film and television studio, which launched in New York City, in 2012. He helped oversee acquisition and distribution on some of the company’s roster of more than 70 films, which includes “Spring Breakers,” “Ex Machina,” “Amy,” “Lady Bird,” and Best Picture winner “Moonlight.” In addition, Hodges spearheaded the formation of the A24 TV department, which most recently produced “2 Dope Queens” (HBO), “The Carmichael Show” (NBC), “Playing House” (USA), “Comrade Detective” (Amazon), and “Jerrod Carmichael: 8” (HBO).

Under his leadership, A24 became was the studio on projects for Reese Witherspoon and Kristen Wiig at Apple; the current series “Ramy”(Hulu) and “Euphoria” (HBO); in addition to the second seasons of “The Confession Tapes”(Netflix), “I’m Sorry” (TruTV), and “At Home with Amy Sedaris” (TruTV).

Prior to A24, Hodges ran production and development for Big Beach (“Little Miss Sunshine”), where he produced, among other features, “The Kings of Summer,” directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts; “Safety Not Guaranteed,” directed by Colin Trevorrow, and “Our Idiot Brother,” starring Paul Rudd. He also established their TV business.

Hodges was a development executive for Lorne Michaels and John Goldwyn at their Paramount Pictures-based production company where he worked on feature films, “Hot Rod,” “Baby Mama,” and the remake of “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.”

He began his career at USA Films, which became Focus Features, in the acquisitions department, and before that was a consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton. Hodges, a native of York, Pennsylvania, graduated from Georgetown University.