John Paulson Productions

John Paulson Productions An Emmy Award winning production company that specializes in creating television documentaries, performance specials, and web & social media

John Paulson is an Emmy Award-winning producer, director, cinematographer and editor and a member of the Director’s Guild of America. His work has been seen worldwide on broadcast television, movie theaters, home video, film festivals and jumbo concert screens. He began his career directing live television and producing documentaries at an ABC-affiliate station in Illinois, then joined the staff of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC where he created acclaimed shows on music, arts, history and culture. In 2002 he founded John Paulson Productions LLC and as an independent producer has been the creative force behind highly-regarded performance shows on Flamenco dance (Fury!), Pop music (3 Mo’ Divas), Jazz (Les Paul Live in New York), and Broadway (Rodgers & Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA! youth adaptation). And his recent documentaries on music luminaries Woody Guthrie and Les Paul, and his stunning aerial treatment of the Chesapeake Bay, have garnered him numerous awards and the Primetime Emmy Award nomination. Today, Paulson’s career continues to cross over from directing documentaries to performance shows and back. John Paulson Productions and its partner company, Third Rail Productions, are the producers of Emmy Award winning programming for national television broadcast, foreign distribution and an array of corporate, museum & non-broadcast clients. John Paulson Productions and Third Rail Productions are owned and operated by veteran producer and DGA director John R. Paulson.

Mission: John Paulson Productions specializes in producing broadcast television programming with a breadth of experience presenting music and performance on film. The company was founded on the commitment to inspiring subject matter, and has garnered a reputation for distinctive documentaries and stylish performance shows that forge emotional connections with viewers. Our emphasis is on engaging, entertaining storytelling whether in history, biography, the arts or films that present the cultural traditions of the world. Our longstanding success emanates from the ability to guide projects to maximum creative potential through strong vision, technical expertise, and an easygoing collaborative spirit.

Coming to Public Television in March, “What The World Needs Now: Words By Hal David,” a tribute to lyricist Hal David an...

Coming to Public Television in March, “What The World Needs Now: Words By Hal David,” a tribute to lyricist Hal David and the brilliant chart-topping songs he created with Burt Bacharach.

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5936 6th St
Falls Church, VA


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