Short Bio


Jonathan is a director and producer in television, movies, commercials and documentaries. Nominated for 3 Emmy’s, Judge is a winner of a British Academy Award for his direction on LazyTown and a DGA Award for the movie “100 Things To Do Before High School.” He has directed 12 pilots – 10 of which have gone to series – including Tosh.0, School of Rock, The Fresh Beat Band, Bar Karma and Bella and the Bulldogs. He produced and ran the live sketch comedy show, “U-Pick Live” for Nickelodeon, which went live every day for 400 episodes from 2002-2004. He currently has two pilots in development with Amazon: UFO RADIO SHOW and TESLA’S ATTIC based on the book trilogy by National Book Award winner Neal Schusterman. Judge is also executive producing and directing an Australian set movie called “Wilde Down Under!” with Nick Movies. In 1997 Judge created and ran The Reel School in NYC which featured courses by filmmakers for filmmakers. Instructors included the Sundance Film Festival, Steve Buscemi, Tom DiCillo and Gary Winick.

DGA Award Win


Judge wins DGA Award for Excellence in Directing in Children’s Program in 2014 for the movie “100 Things to Do Before High School.”

Another pilot greenlit to series.


Sigmund and the Seas Monsters – a reboot of the Krofft 70’s series was greenlit to series by Amazon Kids. Jonathan Co-EP’ed and directed the pilot based on one of his favorite TV shows as a kid. “Working with the Kroffts and reintroducing Sigmund to a new audience made 5-year-old me very happy.”