- Jarrod Donoman
Jarrod Donoman (born Jarrod Cook on
August 4, 1970) is a U.S. television writer and movie producer of Puerto-Ricanand African-Americandecent. He was born in Puerto Ricobut was raised primarily in Kansas City, Missouri. He studied Mechanical Engineering at Louisiana State University, and Southern University. He began his movie career producing Reality DVD shows for rapper Luther Campbell. Since that time he has served as Executive producerfor several movies and reality shows such as " Too ShortUncensored", and "Pimpology Uncut the Movie", which was the sequel to the HBOdocumentary "Pimp's Up Ho's down". Jarrod also wrote the original concepts for a documentary with R & B singer Bobby Brownfor what would later become the hit Reality show Being Bobby Brown.
In June 2006 Donoman drew much criticism for the release of the controversial film
Crackheads Gone Wildand appeared on shows such as MSNBC Scarborough Countryto defend his position on releasing the film. To Donomans credit he has released 20 plus films in the U.S. market. He is currently working on two new movies; All Eyes on Tupac Shakurand Notorious Friend of Minewhich are biopicsof the lives of the late rappers Tupac Shakurand Biggie Smallsrespectively. Donoman recently signed a new film distribution output deal with Sony Entertainmentfor a reported 22.7 Million dollars. Donoman who is recently divorced has been rumored to have been romantically linked to Cuban model Mayra Veronicaand actress Tracee Ellis Rossin the past. Donoman has repeatedly denied any romantic involvement with the actresses in the past.
Jarrod got started in the movie business shortly after graduating Engineering school. He began selling a line of
Hip-Hopmovies on the internet in the late 1990’s, starring popular rappers such as Fat Joe, Too Short, Lil' Flip, and Swizz Beats. Donoman originally acquired the independent movie rights from Terrell Taylora fledging film maker and college buddy. Taylor had been selling the movies out of the trunk of his SUV until Donoman caught notice and with a team of web developers created a website similar to Amazon.comto handle the eCommercefor the movie transactions online.
Donomans’ urban movies were an instant hit amongst
African Americansand Latinoaudiences. Donoman wrote and produced the commercials himself, airing them nightly on BETand MTV. Jarrod’s break came when he caught the eye of Hollywood Executives and California based Ventura studios and began producing the commercials and videos for the studio along with Luther Campbellaka Uncle Luke. Donoman marketed the line of movies that eventually went on to generate over 47 Million dollars for the studio.
Donoman has ventured into the world of music in the past, distributing his music and select movie releases through a joint venture with the 200 Million Dollar Music Machine Distributor
Koch Records. Koch is also home to Jim Jones (rapper), Sean Kingston, DJ Khaled, Master P, Sinéad O'Connorand Ringo Starrto name a few. Donoman is currently in the studio working with Dwayne Wigginson a new Tony, Toni, Tonealbum.
* [http://www.urbanepictures.com/ Official Website]
* [http://www.bmuniversal.com/ Official Website]
The Miami Hustle" - (2004) Tommy
All Eye on Tupac" - (Announced) Executive Producer
Notorious Friend of Mine" - (Announced) Executive Producer
How the West was One" - (Announced) Executive Producer
The Spoken Word DVD Series" - (Completed) Executive Producer
All About the Money" -(2002) Derrick
Back to Ballin" - (2007) Executive Producer
Amour Infinity"* - (2007) Executive Producer
The Weapon"* - (2004) Executive Producer
Crackheads Gone Wild" - (2006) Co-Executive Proder
Love Thy ATL Neighbor" - (2007) Executive Producer
Scarborough Country" - (2006) Himself
* [http://video.yahoo.com/video/play?vid=1081166302&fr=yfp-t-471 Jarrod Donoman Interview]
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