Steve Lee Jones and his Bee Holder Productions banner is taking on the most poignant stories around -the true ones! You might recognize Bee Holder as the company that recently teamed with HBO on two very powerful films, “YOU DON’T KNOW JACK” and “KEVORKIAN.” After hitting the Hollywood scene hard from the corporate world, Jones is quickly growing Bee Holder Productions with is his right arm, Dan Fugardi. Fugardi, a former Naval Nuclear Engineer, is now second in command at Bee Holder, heading up development for Jones as they push forward on a slew of iconic film and television projects.
Jones is smart, fresh and fearless. A gutsy new producer on the block not scared to take risks. He’s now made topical one of America’s most controversial subjects; euthanasia, with his Golden Globe and Emmy winning biopic, “YOU DON’T KNOW JACK.” When he first announced his documentary film “KEVORKIAN”, the Christian right called him “a new brand of clueless Hollywood producer.” Ultimately his fair and unbiased portrayal of the Dr. sparked praise from both sides of the issue. He has since gone on to locking up some of the most sought after and elusive life rights, the likes of which well established film producers only dream of. It’s his brash brand of honesty at all cost, and bravado, that is loosening the clutches which hold close to the vest epic stories that both enlighten and entertain. While the studios haggle over the next comic book hero’s rights, Jones is the new kind of Hollywood producer that America needs and wants, bringing us telling and powerful stories that Hollywood seems to have set aside for X-ray vision and 3D space ships.
Now Jones is shedding some piercing light on divisive, explosive iconic characters and topical issues like: John Z. DeLorean, the bad boy of auto moguls; The real Godfather of Porn; Lawyers when they first started advertising like carpet salesman; America’s oldest paramilitary organization; and the first modern American Ponzi Scheme perpetrated by hillbillies. This year, Jones has teamed with industry names like Barry Levinson, Tom Fontana, John Romano, Tony To, Mike Myers, and this last year’s Emmy winning writer, Adam Mazer. Fugardi is associate producing on all fronts.
Dan Fugardi shares Jones’ passion for true stories. Fugardi started in entertainment by sporadically working on Hawaii based productions in between top secret submarine patrol ops out of Pearl Harbor. Fugardi’s eclectic following years included flight school, and then metropolitan redevelopment of downtown Los Angeles, all while he managed to keep his hand in entertainment. His years of relentless work in multiple arenas always included some form of filmmaking education or experience, but were not limited to the film side of entertainment. He parlayed his industry affiliations and background in nuclear plant electrical systems into an initiative that he and a partner created called “Artist Plug-In.” During this time Fugardi worked closely with major music artists, prominent electric companies and political figures to produce programs that promoted the growth of the electrical car movement by incorporating them in high profile music industry events. During his period of entertainment activism, his initiative brought celebrity driven all-electric cars to the BET Music Awards for the first time in history. In 2009, Fugardi came to work with Steve Jones at Bee Holder where they now fight endlessly to bring important, meaningful stories to the screen, big and small.
Bee Holder is a unique brand, and a force to be reckoned with. Just around the bend are the announcements of their many fascinating film and TV projects…including collaborations of the highest caliber.
Bee Holder Productions, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” Stay tuned…
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