With 210 television credits and counting, Gray Jones is a TV editor & produced writer located in Los Angeles. He has an honors Screenwriting BFA from York University, where he graduated with distinction in 1994.
He has a very interesting history: high school class president; released an album in 1990 and toured Canada with his rock band; was a Christian minister for 6 years; won awards internationally for a short film he produced and shot; released a software program that was featured in Macworld Magazine; and has worked in TV since 2001.
Gray is a world renowned podcast producer and host. In January, 2008, he started “Chuck vs. the Podcast” for NBC’s Chuck, which was voted the world’s #1 TV-themed podcast for 40 consecutive months, and saw him featured on CNN and in the Toronto Star. Over its 107 episode run, the podcast featured over 160 interviews with the cast, crew, and writers of the show.
In 2010, Gray partnered with Script Magazine to launch the TV Writer Podcast, a video podcast dedicated to interviews with working writers. Since its launch in August, 2010, Gray has interviewed over 85 show creators, show runners, writers, and authors from Hollywood, Canada, and the UK.
Gray also created and maintains the TV Writer Twitter Database, the world’s largest database of TV writers on Twitter, featuring contact information for almost 1000 writers. In addition, he was a co-founder of the TV Writer Chat, a weekly Twitter chat group for television writing.
Gray is proud to put family and spiritual values first, and strives always to produce material that will help people in some way. He moved permanently to Los Angeles in 2013.
He also supports shows and movies that are family-friendly. In 2009, his “Watch, Buy, Share” idea was the beginning of the renewal campaign for the 3rd season of NBC’s Chuck, that would snowball into a huge fan effort, leading to a successful renewal. His “Send a message that we need family shows” iReport on CNN led to him being chosen as a fan spokesperson, to appear on CNN with Chuck stars Zachary Levi and Joshua Gomez. He was also recently featured in a 2-page article in the Toronto Star newspaper, for his work in helping to save Chuck.
In 2010, guess who started the “Chuck: Declassified” fan campaign to renew Chuck, which was expanded to include the news-worthy flash mobs? Gray again — and the campaign was a success, ushering in a fourth season for Chuck.
Please check out the links on the right for Chuck vs. the Podcast, Gray’s blog, and more. You can also follow Gray on Twitter!
A few TV shows Gray has worked on:
• William Shatner’s Weird or What (Discovery US & History Canada)
• Mighty Planes (Discovery)
• Planet Echo (APTN)
• Property Brothers (HGTV US & Canada)
• Property Virgins (HGTV US & Canada)
• Survive This (Cartoon Network, YTV Canada, Gemini-winning)
• Dirty Business (HGTV Canada, Gemini-nominated)
• Ink: Alter Egos Exposed (IFC Canada, SkyArts UK, Gemini-winning)
• Second Chance: Making It Work (GlobalTV Canada)
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Didn’t get your questions asked? Make sure you follow Gray on Twitter (@GrayJones) so you can get the scoop on who is being interviewed and how to get your questions in. Also check out our TV Writer Twitter Database to find Twitter addresses for over 1,000 TV writers. Find our previous episodes and other resources at www.tvwriterpodcast.com or on Gray’s YouTube channel.
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Hosted by Gray Jones, the TV Writer Podcast is devoted to interviews with working TV writers. It is brought to you by Script magazine and Scriptmag.com, the leading source for scriptwriting information in print and on the web.