Todd Jones

Degree(s): BA, Rice University, 1989

VADA Concentration: Film

Rice Graduation Year: 1989

I create with my brother and writing partner Earl “Richey” Jones. The latest project I worked on is Blue Sky Studios' animated adventure Rio, a film from 20th Century Fox Animation featuring the voices of Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, George Lopez, Tracy Morgan, Jemaine Clement, Leslie Mann, and Jamie Foxx. It was the number one movie at the box office, taking in over 168 million dollars worldwide during the first ten days of release. I’ve been writing television and film professionally for over 17 years. During that time I’ve written on several well known TV shows (In Living Color and The Hughley’s) as well as several not so well known TV shows. I have also cocreated a children’s animated show (C-Bear and Jamal) for Fox TV. I have worked with many talented directors, producers, studio executives, and actors/actresses. I continue to develop projects for TV and film both live action and animated.