Ben De Jesus

Ben first began his career in television at MTV, as an associate producer/writer for 3 seasons of MTV Cribs. During several years at MTV Networks, Ben also wrote and produced segments for VJ's Ananda Lewis, Chris Connelly, John Norris, Suchin Pak, Sway, MTV News and VH1's All Access. In 2002, Ben stepped out on his own as an independent director/producer to open Diamente Pictures. He soon landed the summer ad campaign for The N, delivering over 25 spots to the Nickelodeon Network, and went on to produce several spots for ESPN, MTV, TV LAND, Nick@Nite and more. Soon after, he co-produced the boxing documentary Bazooka: The Battles of Wilfredo Gomez, which was acquired by HBO after its Lincoln Center Premiere.

Since 2007, Ben has delivered over 75 hours of programming for broadcast, 35 commercials, 30 music videos, 50 webisodes and 25 DVD titles. Ben created, executive produced and directed the reality series Xtreme: On The Verge, which premiered on NBC/Universal's mun2 network as the top rated premiere among new shows.

As music video director, Ben works with some of the biggest names in pop, urban and Latin music. His work as co-director of Don Omare's hit Reggaeton Latino garnered substantial media attention with its visual and historical homage to Latino culture. MTV called the video "the anthem for the Reggaeton movement." Ben has since directed a number of music videos for artists including Sean Kingston, Lil' Wayne, Lil' Rob, Machel Montano, Doug E. Fresh, Chingo Bling, MJ, Huey Dunbar and others.

Production Credits

Fisher Stevens

Executive Producer
David Chitel

Talent/Silent Partner
John Leguizamo