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Don Wilson


Executive Producer - Director - Editor

Don Wilson has produced, directed, and edited television news, NFL sports broadcasts, hit network sitcoms and comedy shows, major motion picture movie trailers, prime time dramas, HBO and Showtime music and comedy specials, five Olympic games, feature films, award-winning documentaries, high-end corporate videos, and national commercials. He also spent time in the executive ranks as Director of Editorial Services and Graphics at Varitel and EDS Digital Studios, as Executive Producer at Craig Murray Productions, as Vice President of The Selluloid Group, and as Co-Principal of AMI. An accomplished musician, he has also scored several award-winning documentaries. But perhaps most importantly, Don was one of the founding fathers of the music video and literally helped create the MTV style. In fact, Fortune magazine once named him the most important editor in the music video business, he won a Video Music Award, and he was nominated for several MTV Music Video Awards. The list of musical acts with which he has worked is nearly infinite, but some of the biggest acts include Bon Jovi, Sting, Michael Jackson, Rod Stewart, Pearl Jam, Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks, The Pretenders, and Alanis Morissette. Of course, his awards have not been limited to music videos; his work as an executive producer, director, and editor has earned him film festival honors, two International Monitor Awards, four Telly Awards, and an Emmy.

Born and raised in Gulfport, Mississippi, Don was devastated by the losses of his family and friends in Hurricane Katrina. In his current project, Mississippi Son, he returns home to talk to local leaders and his friends in the face of their unbelievable loss. Don directed, edited, wrote, and produced this project with the hope of reminding us all - as the media continues to focus on New Orleans - that the Mississippi coast was completely destroyed by the biggest natural disaster in American history.

 

FREELANCE

Don Wilson is also a freelance editor, director, and post-production supervisor. Visit donwilson.tv to see his reel and other examples of his work.

You can also contact him at dwilson@americanamediainc.com.

 

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