Jason Winer is an executive director of the new NBC comedy “Perfect Harmony.”
Winer received the DGA Award for Outstanding Direction of a Comedy Series for the pilot of ABC’s hit “Modern Family.” He served as the producing director of the show’s first season, for which he received Emmy, Peabody, PGA and AFI Awards. He has now directed 19 episodes of the series and earned a second directing Emmy nomination for the episode “Virgin Territory.”
Winer’s feature directorial debut came in 2011 with “Arthur,” starring Russell Brand and Helen Mirren. His second feature film, “Ode to Joy,” starring Martin Freeman, Morena Baccarin, Jake Lacy and Melissa Rauch, will be released later this year.
Winer’s other television credits include serving as the pilot director and executive producer of CBS’ “Life in Pieces,” which just wrapped a successful four-season run. As a pilot director, his credits also include “Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23,” which ran for two seasons on ABC. He also created and executive produced “1600 Penn” for NBC, as well as directing and executive producing “The Crazy Ones” for CBS. Most recently, he directed the pilot of ABC’s “Single Parents” and continues to serve as an executive producer as the series enters its second season that is set to air in the fall.
Winer’s production shingle, Small Dog Picture Company, is based at 20th Century Fox.
A graduate of Northwestern University, double majoring in performance studies and photography, Winer honed his improv skills in the acclaimed comedy group “The Mee-Ow Show.” He is also an alumnus of the Improv Olympic Theatre in Chicago and began his career as an actor, improviser and photographer before making the transition to directing.