Jon Siskel is the co-founder of Siskel/Jacobs Productions (SJP), a documentary production company that seeks to tell compelling stories with integrity, complexity, emotion, and humor. Co-founders Jon Siskel and Greg Jacobs produced and directed the documentary feature Louder Than a Bomb, which received a perfect 100% score from rottentomatoes.com, won the 2011 Humanitas Prize for documentaries, and aired nationally as part of the Oprah Winfrey Network’s “OWN Documentary Club.” The film has helped Young Chicago Authors, the non-profit that created and runs the Louder Than a Bomb youth poetry festival, seed “LTAB”-style events in ten cities and counting, and garner national and international attention.
Jon was executive producer and co-creator of the series Fake Out, which ran for two seasons on Court TV. He has also produced shows for the A&E series American Justice, Investigative Reports, and Biography, and his work has been shown on The Travel Channel, Discovery, and History. Jon serves on the board of directors of Free Spirit Media, a Chicago-based youth media organization.