Jayson earned an MA in film production from Eastern Illinois University and then took a marketing position working for legendary film director Francis Ford Coppola. Jayson worked on several successful wine and food ventures and then transitioned over to Coppola’s film studio, American Zoetrope. Jayson worked under film pioneers Walter Murch, Richard Beggs and Mr. Coppola himself. After four years of working at Francis Coppola Presents Jayson took Mr. Coppola’s advice to ‘go out and become famous’ and now works as a producer. Jayson now works full time as a freelance producer/director/location manager for Strike Five Films.