JARS Productions

JARS Productions www.jarsmediagroup.com
JARS Media Group is an independent production company with a voracious appetite for quality story telling through compelling imagery and realistic, witty dialogue. JARS Media Group specializes in feature films, music videos, reality tv, scripted narrative tv, commercials, documentaries and new media.

02/03/2019

Who does New York’s most notorious gambler, Howie Spira, pick to win the Super Bowl? Watch and find out!

The Brawler
01/30/2019
The Brawler

The Brawler

Rent or buy The Brawler today!

Watch Rich Boy, Rich Girl online - Amazon Video
12/12/2017
Watch Rich Boy, Rich Girl online - Amazon Video

Watch Rich Boy, Rich Girl online - Amazon Video

Two Y generation dreamers meet and begin dating through false pretenses but when their lies catch up with them they are forced to take a good look at their choices and become the people they dreamed of.

08/04/2016
Filming "Barcelona Baby!"
05/02/2016

Filming "Barcelona Baby!"

Day 2 filming the Howie Spira documentary
08/20/2015

Day 2 filming the Howie Spira documentary

Forgiving Kevin
08/11/2015
Forgiving Kevin

Forgiving Kevin

Forgiving Kevin is a true story about a father’s efforts to trust in his inner spirit for advice while his son descended into the abyss of heroin addiction

See 10,000 Saints this Friday!
08/11/2015

See 10,000 Saints this Friday!

07/30/2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Howie Spira Projects Announced

New York City, July 30, 2015 – JARS Productions and Massive Film Project , has inked a deal with controversial sports figure Howie Spira, to produce a feature film and a documentary on his life. On the 25th anniversary of the suspension of former NY Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner, Spira, credited with getting “The Boss” thrown out of major league baseball, finally gets to tell his side of the story.

The feature film is currently titled “Howie”. The documentary is currently titled “The Rise and Fall of Howie Spira- The Man who brought down Steinbrenner”. A book is also in development.

Spira, the former publicist for Dave Winfield and The Winfield Foundation was at the center of a scandal that saw Steinbrenner suspended from Major League Baseball by former commissioner Fay Vincent and Spira himself serving time in prison. Spira’s gambling ties to organized crime, coupled with Steinbrenner’s quest to destroy Dave Winfield made for a near unbelievable story that gripped the headlines and kept the world glued to the sports pages back when the firestorm occurred.

"I am absolutely thrilled that 25 years later I finally have the opportunity to tell my complete story and tell the world exactly how things took place” said Howie Spira. Spira will serve both projects as story consultant and Executive Producer.

The feature film and documentary will be produced by Jars Productions and Massive Film Project. Rob Simmons, Ken Kushner and James Abbott shall serve as producers from scripts penned by Ken Kushner and James Abbott. Ken Kushner will direct both the feature film and the documentary.

“Howie’s story, which will takes an inside look at the headline grabbing story of a young man , in over his head, at war with George Steinbrenner, The New York Yankees, Dave Winfield, and the mob. It’s a gritty New York Sports / Crime story that captured the imagination of the baseball world and many others” said, Ken Kushner. “I am thrilled to be a part of telling this explosive story, one that is truly one of the darkest chapters of baseball history” said Kushner.

"Howie's life story is going to make for a set of amazing films. Following his life from gambling, mob ties, FBI investigations and of course the Yankees Steinbrenner-Winfield scandal, his story has the potential to be a “Goodfellas” type of film and that’s our goal." said Rob Simmons. “The documentary will mirror his life and give the audience an opportunity to learn this story from the source” said Simmons.

“From the moment I met Howie, I was captivated and knew I had to help bring his story to the big screen. It’s just too good a story for everyone not to see”, said James Abbott. We will explore Spira’s story from the inside, with Spira sharing all details of the wild events that made up his life with the audience” said Abbott.
The film is scheduled for pre-production this Fall. Cameras will be rolling this August on the documentary.

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05/22/2015

Mobile Uploads

Hitting theaters 8/14/15
05/19/2015

Hitting theaters 8/14/15

The JARS Collection
03/07/2015

The JARS Collection

Starring Ethan Hawke, Haile Steinfeld, Asa Butterfield & Emile Hirsch and hitting theaters this Summer 2015!
03/03/2015

Starring Ethan Hawke, Haile Steinfeld, Asa Butterfield & Emile Hirsch and hitting theaters this Summer 2015!

Hitting theaters this Summer 2015!
03/03/2015

Hitting theaters this Summer 2015!

Howie Spira
01/21/2015

Howie Spira

Listen to Howie live from 7-8pm tonight in OWWRNY.ORG

Mobile Uploads
11/07/2014

Mobile Uploads

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04/29/2014

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The JARS Partners with Chuck D after having shot a demo he was featured in.
04/17/2014

The JARS Partners with Chuck D after having shot a demo he was featured in.

The JA & RS getting it done on Dedd Brothers
04/11/2014

The JA & RS getting it done on Dedd Brothers

03/03/2014

Oscar night! Who's taking home the big one? Let us know your thoughts.

02/06/2014

Looking to produce a comedic web series in the near future. Minimal characters and locations. Inbox with any ideas/treatments/scripts!

12/31/2013

Happy and Healthy New Year from us here at JARS!

This year saw our first feature film obtain a distribution deal! Looking to keep the momentum rolling in 2014 with lots of great projects on the horizon!

Throwback Thursday
10/11/2013

Throwback Thursday

10/10/2013

You know, Finch, JARS likes you too!

08/15/2013

Lots of films opening this weekend. Which one do you think will take the #1 spot at the box office?

07/04/2013

Happy 4th of July everyone! To get in the spirit, what's everyone's favorite "American" film? Quotes will do

Check out our film on Netflix Instant and tell your friends!!!
07/03/2013

Check out our film on Netflix Instant and tell your friends!!!

06/07/2013
JARS Productions

JARS Productions

Given this awesome weather: What's everyone's favorite rainy day movie?

06/07/2013

Given this awesome weather: What's everyone's favorite rainy day movie?

05/20/2013

It is with extreme sadness that we say goodbye to one of our family members. RIP Tuukka! Love You!

05/15/2013

Fall TV schedules are out. Hopefully we'll see a JARS show on there come next year ;-)

05/12/2013

Happy Mothers' Day to all the hard-working moms out there!

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