JON TURTELTAUB (Director) has been a leading producer and director of hit movies
more than 25 years.
He directed and produced the action adventure hits "National Treasure" and
Treasure: Book of Secrets." In addition, he has directed such diverse films as
"3 Ninjas," "Cool
Runnings," "While You Were Sleeping," "Phenomenon" and "Last Vegas," to name
only a portion.
Turteltaub has also produced and/or directed several television projects,
including the hit
series "Jericho" and a segment of the award-winning HBO miniseries "From the
Earth to the
Moon," for which he received a Directors Guild of America Award nomination.
Born in New York, Turteltaub is the son of legendary television writer/producer
Turteltaub. He was raised in Beverly Hills before attending Wesleyan University
and USC film
Turteltaub has been married to Amy Eldon since 2006 and together they work
with The Creative Visions Foundation, supporting artists and activists. He has
also served on the
DGA Western Directors Council, with the Jewish Federation of Charities,
Represent.Us, and on
the board of the Inner-City Filmmakers program. Turteltaub and his wife have
time in Africa where they have funded an orphanage in Kenya for the past 12
years while also
working to protect and rehabilitate child soldiers in Uganda.
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