Jonathan is the President of Film for Lin Pictures. Before joining the Lin Pictures team, he spent nine years in development and production at DreamWorks Studios, most recently as a Senior Vice-President where he oversaw the Steven Spielberg-directed BRIDGE OF SPIES (2015) starring Tom Hanks, along with the upcoming Scarlett Johansson-vehicle GHOST IN THE SHELL (2017), based on the acclaimed manga and anime. His previous films at the studio included NEED FOR SPEED, TRANSFORMERS 2, I AM NUMBER FOUR, and the 2011 Academy-Award nominated THE HELP. Prior to becoming a senior executive at the studio, Jonathan worked as the creative assistant to Chairman Stacey Snider, joining her during her transition from Universal Studios in 2006, after spending a year as an assistant at CAA. His first jobs in the industry included an internship at Gold Circle Films and a Production Assistant job on the initial episodes of the hit show “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.” Jonathan attended Harvard University where he majored in History and Literature.
Childhood ambition: To be a mystery novelist… who was also a doctor who played third base part time for the St. Louis Cardinals.
Fondest memory: Fondest childhood memory was my first snowfall in Boston with my family… Fondest adult memory is my wedding day in Sonoma two years ago.
Soundtrack: Some combination of alt rock, classical and slightly cheesy current pop music… though weirdly Lightning Crashes by Live always comes on at big milestones in my life.
Retreat: Traveling internationally to somewhere new with my wife Daria… so far it’s Chile, Slovenia, Turkey, Peru, Kenya, Spain, France, Italy, Belize…
Wildest dream: To be successful enough to have the freedom to be bi-coastal and to travel all the time with my family.
Proudest moment: Saying my wedding vows to Daria
Biggest challenge: Knowing how to distinguish time spent on busywork from the things that really matter in life.
Alarm clock: Recently, the sun
Perfect day: Golf in the morning, then wine tasting and an amazing meal with family & friends.
First job: Working in the kitchen of a fancy Boston restaurant at age 15.
Indulgence: Golf, art, coffee, travel, fantasy baseball
Last purchase: An original mixed-media photo piece for my foyer
Favorite movie: LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE, GROUNDHOG DAY
Inspiration: My parents and my wife
My life: Keeps getting better