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Jeff has been fascinated with television and motion picture production since childhood.
In high school, he became a semi-
Because of the long hours involved, Jeff left Pollaro Media and joined Community Video in Dallas as a video editor in order to spend more time with his family. Here, he edited national television series and specials, including the Billy Graham Crusades and Zola Levitt Presents. But after a couple of years he yearned to direct again, and so he formed The Production Group with partner Mark Schatzman. They created a series of syndicated
national commercials, followed by promotional and training videos for corporations such as American Cyanamid and ICI Americas, as well as writing and directing national commercials for The Billy Graham Crusades. After Schatzman left to go into the medical industry in 1994, Neill started his own company, JN Productions.
From that point on, Jeff Neill and JN Productions have created outstanding television
and video projects for a host of major clients, including ICI Americas, NEC Americas,
The Christian Satellite Network, Copesan Services, Upjohn, Frito Lay, Nortel Networks,
The Texas CPA Society, The Dallas CPA Society, and VISA, as well as many others.
He also created a video training company with partner, Dr. Ted Granovsky. Their company,
PCVN, has produced over sixty one-
INNOVATIONS IN VIDEO TRAINING
When asked to create innovative training videos for clients, Jeff brought his creative background to the video training arena. He wrote and directed various comedy and dramatic programs with actors he had used in his TV broadcast work. For Nortel Networks, he brought together comic actors to show how not to program their new systems, and what could go wrong when you didn’t follow their instructions.
For PCVN, he rented a western town, staged gunfights, dressing actors and experts
up in western garb, in what is now considered to be among the best of the sixty-
For Copesan Services, the third largest pest control company in the nation behind Orkin and Terminix, he directed a comedy program about how not to do pest control, with “Willard”, the embodiment of every bad cliche’ known about the worst pest control employees.
In each of the dramas, Jeff had to work on an extremely tight schedule and with a
very small budget. Both were brought in on time and within the budget. Jeff innovated
his production methods, using practical locations, even small rooms in his church.
Jeff continues to win awards (now, eleven and counting) for his productions -
The slogan for JN Productions is Productions You Remember, From People You Like.
Ask virtually anyone who has worked with Jeff and they’ll tell you there is a lot
to like. Writer, producer, director, innovator, talented artist -
JN Productions/Low Cost TV Ads is owned by Jeff Neill and operates as a sole-