CEO/ Executive Producer JAM Media
As CEO & Co-founder of JAM Media for over 13 years, John Rice has led the company since its inception in 2002. He has produced over 60 hours of original children’s television series, distributed and transmitted JAM’s brands globally, selling to over 90 territories and translated into in excess of 30 languages. Prior to JAM Media, John has previously worked with a variety of International animation studios, including FOX Animation and MTV in the U.S.A. John holds a Masters in Multi-Media from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland and is currently serving on the board of Europe’s ‘Cartoon Media’ and ‘The Irish Film Board’.
John is currently Executive Producer on ‘Zig + Zag’ – 26 x 11 minutes for CBBC and ‘Little Roy’ – 52 x 14 minutes. John has just recently completed executive producing ‘Roy 03 + 04’ – 26 x 28 minute live-action/animation hybrid series. This is the fourth commissioned series of the Roy for JAM Media/CBBC bringing the total amount of episodes in the series to 52 x 28 minutes, over 24 hours of original Intellectual property content. Roy has won numerous international awards including BAFTA, RTS and Kidscreen.
He was also Executive Producer on the original ‘Roy’ series and it’s sequel ‘Roy 02’ for CBBC, ‘Baby Jake’ 01 + 2 – 52 x 11 minute preschool animation series and the Media funded, ‘Tilly and Friends’ – 52 x 11 minute preschool animation series for CBEEBIES, along with various series such as the Media funded, ‘Funky Fables’ – 26 x 11 minute animated series. He produced 104 x 5 minute episodes of the award winning preschool animated series ‘PICME’ for RTE/NICKELODEON. John has also directed – ‘Escape’ the IFTA award winning short film and co-produced the Irish Film Board funded film ‘Badly Drawn Roy’.