Producer / Executive In Charge of Production
Jim Tomlinson currently holds the positon of “Executive in Charge of Production” for DISNEY/ABC TV, SONY Pictures TV and Endemol Shine /FOX Television. Some of these programs include: “$100,000.00 PYRAMID”, “Katie Couric Show”, “Sunday’s with Alec Baldwin”, “Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris”, “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”. On these programs he was responsible for program budgets, contracts, operations, and management of show staffs of over 140 plus persons per show.
Jim Tomlinson served as Vice President of Production & Operations at AETN from 2004 to 2012 where he directed the production units for A&E, History, Biography, and Lifetime cable channels in creation of more than 300 hours of internal programming content on an annual basis. Including: Live By Request, Breakfast with the Arts, 60th Anniversary of VJ day, Sting & the Royal Philharmonic at Red Rocks Colorado, Private Sessions, Chriss Angel Live broadcast events, among a number of others programs.
From 1994 to 2004 Jim worked at ABC News, overseeing production on Good Morning America, and in dealing with program budgets, union negotiations, supervision of daily live network broadcasts, field packages, live remote operations, full show live originations both domestic and internationally for GMA, and Special events coverage of Super Bowls, Princess Dianna Funeral coverage, 2000 Millennium Coverage, 25th Anniversary Walt Disney World, and 9/11. Jim also oversaw production on ABC News Magazine shows, 20/20 & Primetime Live, managing all operational, financial, and production elements of over 300 hours of programming per year. He also developed and implemented operational and financial policies and procedures to improve ABC News competitiveness and efficiencies managing a staff of 300+ and on-air talent.
Jim has also spent 15 + years in the commercial, documentary, music videos, and feature production worlds. He has received several, Emmy Awards, Peabody, and Columbia DuPont Award for ABC & AETN. Jim holds an MBA and BS degree from St. John’s University, and is a member of both the Directors & Producers Guild of America.