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Ben DeJesus

NGL Studios

Director, Producer and NGL Collective Partner and Co-Founder Ben DeJesus is an Award-winning, Emmy ® and Tony ® nominated filmmaker, episodic TV director and music video veteran. DeJesus has over 15 years specializing in the US Latinx, urban and youth markets and has created over 100 hours of content including television, non-fiction, branded and digital. In his 2018 debut as a Broadway producer, Ben was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play for JOHN LEGUIZAMO'S LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS and directed the PBS documentary JOHN LEGUIZAMO'S ROAD TO BROADWAY, for which he won an Imagen Award. He has also directed multiple episodes of BUNK'D, the top-rated sitcom on DISNEY. DeJesus began his career as a stage actor before interning at MTV, where he became one of the original producers and writers of the iconic series MTV CRIBS. His passion for pop culture, music and theater has fueled his work since. Along with John Leguizamo and David Chitel, DeJesus co-founded NGL Studios, where he directs and produces a growing slate of original television, documentary, non-fiction and digital projects. In 2019, his critically acclaimed documentary Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage premiered in Los Angeles, New York City and Puerto Rico to sellout crowds. The documentary was nominated for a 2020 EMMY® award in the Documentary or Non-Fiction Series category as part of the PBS AMERICAN MASTERS series and won the 2020 Imagen Award in the Best Informational Program category as part of VOCES and the Latinx Film Award from NALIP (National Association of Latino Independent Producers).

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Events featuring Ben DeJesus
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