Ben Cory Jones
After graduating cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Morehouse College, with a degree in English Literature and a minor in Finance, Ben worked on Wall Street as a Speech Writer and Communications Executive for a major investment bank. During the 2007-08 Mortgage Crisis, his job evolved and he became responsible for “writing superfluous fluff” to downplay his company’s involvement in the collapse of the world’s financial markets. That company shall remain nameless, but there was an HBO movie about it. After that therapy-inducing experience, Ben walked away from corporate America and discovered his passion for screenwriting and producing. Since then, with over a decade of experience in the business, Ben has become one of the most talented young writer/producers in Hollywood.
In 2013, he was selected to participate in the prestigious ABC Television Writing Program and was a Staff Writer on the ABC Family drama series, CHASING LIFE. Ben was also a writer on the Amazon drama series, HAND OF GOD, executive produced by Marc Forster (Monster’s Ball). Both a comedy and drama writer, Ben produced a pilot presentation for an original comedy series, BROS, about three African American brothers, two straight and one gay, each trying to find love in modern-day LA, but screwing everything up along the way, which is now in development at a major network.
Currently, Ben is a writer and producer on the acclaimed HBO comedy series, INSECURE, since its first season, starring Issa Rae. Ben was also a writer on the groundbreaking drama series, UNDERGROUND, on WGN America.
Ben also produced a feature film, STEP SISTERS, along with his producing partner, Lena Waithe, starring Megalyn Echikunwoke and Naturi Naughton, which is now streaming worldwide on Netflix. Ben also created and wrote a drama series, CANDY, about a young, African American female mayor, set in his hometown of Memphis, which is currently in development.