Jon is an Emmy-award winning documentary producer, writer and (former) television executive. Jon has produced, directed and written films and shows for PBS, NBC, the National Geographic Channel and Tech TV. Most recently, Jon was at National Geographic Television where he was the senior executive producer of event programming and the executive producer of Explorer, the premier documentary strand on NGC. His favorite movie is Chinatown but he wished he had directed The Thin Blue Line. When not at work, he races bicycles or searches with his family for the perfect burrito.
Mark is a filmmaker who has produced and directed films and shows for PBS, HBO, National Geographic, Discovery and Disney. At PBS station WNET in New York, Mannucci was the co-creator of the Emmy and Peabody award winning City Life and Egg the Arts Show. Mannucci’s films include five films he made for National Geographic with Jon Halperin as EP. To Catch A Smuggler, was one of the Channel’s highest rated shows. Inside Death Row, a film about the last days of three condemned men in Texas, won a Television Academy Honor for Television with a Conscience. Mannucci and Halperin decided to continue their collaboration by founding Room 608 in the spring of 2012. Mannucci preps for big shoots by watching West Side Story, Dog Day Afternoon and a Hard Days Night.
Anna is a producer and founding member of Room 608. In addition to producing films, she supervises development, production, and operations for the company. Over the past seven years, Anna has made documentary programming for PBS, National Geographic Channel, Discovery Channel, and HBO. Her work has put her in some unusual situations -- witnessing a live birth, filming a drug trafficking sting, running from the paparazzi, finding (the perfect) Jesus, and participating in a ritual sacrifice.