Jonathan Lee Smith

CEO/President

Jon Smith has worked in the entertainment industry as a producer, executive producer and show runner for over 16 years, beginning with large scale live event productions. Jon began producing TV and Film in 2005 and has overseen the production of multiple unscripted shows on 5 continents including, COC Elite (G4), Caribbean Comedy Classic (BET), Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC), and Pop This Way (MNET). In 2013, Jon formed Hoplite Entertainment, utilizing his years of industry experience to oversee the production of hundreds of hours of original television programs as well as narrative and feature film content. Jon acted as the executive producer and director of the unscripted television program Stable Wars: Del Mar, which aired on Fox Sports and won a regional Emmy in the Lifestyle Programming category. Since founding Hoplite, Jon has managed the international development, production and distribution of television and film projects through a vast global network of partners and affiliates.