Jason A. Waggenspack is a Producer and Supervising Location Manager. He has played an integral part of some of the biggest films to hit Louisiana. A list that includes TERMINATOR: GENESIS, FOCUS, DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, DEVIL’S DUE, ENDERS GAME, PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS, THE HOST, TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN, THE PAPERBOY, MEDALLION, RED, THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON and many others. Jason founded Neutral Ground Films in 2007. Since then he has been the inspiration and driving force to producing unique, creative and marketable multi-media indie projects in the great city of New Orleans. He began by incubating pilots for two series set in New Orleans: the sit-com BELOW SEA LEVEL and the spaghetti western A MAN CALLED TROUBLE. Most recently he produced MAGGIE starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, THE LOOKALIKE starring Justin Long & Jerry O’Connell and the hit multi-platform App SO YOU’RE DATING A VAMPIRE.
Sean began his career in 1992 in Los Angeles at the InterTalent Agency with focus on Music. After ITA dissolved, Sean joined upstart Talent Agency Endeavor (which is now William Morris-Endeavor). After a few years Sean embraced the Indie Film world working under Producer Alicia Allain (former President of The Robert Evans Company) at Propaganda Films. He served as a Production Coordinator and UPM for BARK!, Production Coordinator for THE BADGE, and Producer’s Assistant on AUTO FOCUS. In 2002, Sean was hired by TV Show Runners Jonas and Josh Pate as a writing staff assistant and researcher for Dick Wolf’s L.A. DRAGNET. Sean stayed with the Pate brothers at NBC Universal and helped them develop the family drama SURFACE for NBC, which aired for one season. In 2006, Sean joined the newly formed Indie Film Company Paramount Vantage as their Studio Production and Post Production Coordinator, who’s films included THERE WILL BE BLOOD, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN and INTO THE WILD. In 2010, Sean made his way to New Orleans, meeting Waggenspack and Buch through Alicia Allain. After working with Waggenspack in Locations on the films TWILIGHT: Breaking Dawn, THE PAPERBOY, and MEDALLION, Sean partnered with NGF in 2011.
At NGF, Sean has Produced the short films SO, YOU’RE DATING A VAMPIRE for App stores, SUB TIDAL for the world wide “Go Green” Competition, which placed 10th, and music videos for CADDYWHOMPUS and STAR & DAGGER. Since then, Sean’s Locations credits include ABRAHAM LINCOLN VAMPIRE HUNTER, PERCY JACKSON – SEA OF MONSTERS, ENDERS GAME, DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, MAGGIE, FOCUS, and JURASSIC WORLD.
Jason is a Writer/Producer/Director based in New Orleans. He served as an Associate Producer on the 2007 Telly award-winning PBS documentary American Creole: New Orleans Reunion, as a Producer on Air Racers (a multi-screen, multimedia experience for the Louisiana State Museum), as an Associate Producer on the Louisiana Public Broadcasting’s co-production, Harvest to Restore, and as a Producer on Katrina and Beyond, also for the Louisiana State Museum. Jason has written several feature film scripts and currently serves as an Assistant Professor in Screenwriting at Louisiana State University, working with emerging writers to develop their scripts. Most recently, Jason wrote and directed the interactive iPhone/iPad video app So You’re Dating a Vampire for Neutral Ground Films, and he has multiple New Media and feature film projects in development.