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Hank Jones

Executive Story Editor, Bel-Air on Peacock

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Hank Jones

After completing his M.A. in English (Teaching of Writing & Lit.) from George Mason University, Henry "Hank" Jones quit his job at a D.C. tax publication and drove to Los Angeles to pursue a career in scriptwriting. Hank worked on any indie project he could find until he was recommended for an assistant position on BET's The Game.

Over the next few years, Hankhustled as an assistant on shows like `blackish, BET's The New Edition Story, and Dear White People. These shows helped Hank sharpen his writing skills, thanks in part to amazing mentors like Yvette Lee Bowser, Kenya Barris and Jesse Collins. Hank went on to write eight episodes of the Netflix animated show Motown Magic, executive produced by Josh Wakely and Smokey Robinson, and two episodes of Family Reunion (Netflix). He has since staffed on The Neighborhood (CBS), starring Cedric the Entertainer, Grownish (Freeform), and is currently on Peacock's new drama Bel-Air. Hank is a 2018 Film Independent Project Involve Writing Fellow and Episodic Lab Fellow.

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