Faculty

Jim Jusko

Lecturer

Contact Information

Email    jjusko@ucla.edu
Office  2317 Rolfe Hall
Phone  310-825-5736
I am a producer in the television industry with over 15 years of experience in the non-scripted and documentary TV genres. I'm also a former entertainment attorney with academic interests in media entrepreneurship and the presentation of scientific and statistical information in the media.

I am a founder of Base Camp Films, LLC and have a deep background in non-scripted ('reality') programming.  I've developed and/or served as executive producer on programming for Fox, Discovery, E!, MTV, GSN, SpikeTV, SyFy, BBC Worldwide and Fox TV Studios.  I served as a consulting producer on ABC’s series, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and have developed programming for consumer brands such as Sony and Ford as well as non-profit institutions such as the American Red Cross and PetSmart Charities.   

I've also enjoyed developing scripted-hybrid series with Ridley Scott's Scott Free Productions and Ron Howard's Imagine Entertainment and creating and producing an educational app and virtual playspace for children.

Prior to producing television, I served in executive positions supervising international sales and co-productions for U.S. and overseas film companies and began my career as an entertainment attorney with the law firm Loeb & Loeb.  I'm a graduate of UCLA (applied math) and UC Berkeley (law).