J. Rupert Thompson

Director: Wipeout, Fear Factor, 101 Ways to leave a Game Show, Estate of Panic, American Gladiators, Raw Footage (short dramatic film), America's Next Top Model, Kid Nation. Creator/Executive Producer: Bug Juice; Totally Hoops; Totally in Tune; Movie Surfers. Co-Executive Producer: Wipeout, 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show, American Gladiators; Fear Factor; Big Brother. For additional credits and showreels, visit www.ionapictures.com.
Email: rupert@ionapictures.com
Website: www.ionapictures.com
Agency: International Creative Management, LLC (LA)
Agent: Richard Thompson
Agency Phone: (310)550-4000
DGA Quarterly
DGA Qaurterly Fall 2011 Reality TV
Reality TV Directors
Directors bring a unique set of skills to reality TV in an attempt to capture the magic of the moment.
Reality shows are visually and logistically complex and require dozens of cameras. To incorporate all that takes forethought and planning; basically, it takes a director.