Two outdoor industry media visionaries announced a partnership today that will result in off-the-grid outdoor television entertainment. Hunting, fishing, shooting and other outdoor pursuits have never looked like this.
JBO Production (JBO), owned by Jon & Gina Brunson the hosts of the Addicted to the Outdoors (www.addictedtotheoutdoors.com) television show, announced veteran producer and cinematographer Steve Finch has joined JBO. Finch, known for his stellar work in producing and building the brands of Realtree Road Trips (www.realtree.com) and Bone Collector (www.bonecollector.com), is leading JBO’s production team.
“We’re stoked to have Steve join the company,” Jon Brunson said. “JBO has built a solid foundation of excellence in television production. With Steve’s passion and bold leadership, the company will continue to raise the bar. He’s a forward thinker and one of the most talented producers in the industry.”
“I’m grateful to work with the best names in the outdoors, like Michael Waddell, Realtree, and now Jon,” Finch said. “We’re pumped about the new ventures set to unfold at JBO. We have a talented team of pros who are zeroed in on developing exciting, engaging, and instructional entertainment.”
Finch has been an integral part of outdoor television production for 18 years. His involvement helped change the look of outdoor TV, developing a new generation of viewers and outdoorsmen and women. He spent 15 years with Realtree and Triple Horse as a director and producer of television shows and commercial projects for a long list of outdoor companies. As a partner, producer, and director in Surf & Turf Entertainment, Finch created projects from concept to final presentation, collecting numerous awards along the way. A few of those creations were Craig Morgan – All Access Outdoors, pilot/graphic creation of Bloodline with Alex Rutledge, and Jon and Gina Brunson’s Addicted to the Outdoors.
“Steve is a pioneer in outdoor television production,” said Michael Waddell, host of Bone Collector. “He and I have shared countless campfires and filmed many crazy adventures around the world. His passion and creative madness will be missed, but the whole BC team is excited about his new opportunity. Steve has been an asset to outdoor programming, and I hope to work with him again in the near future.”
Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., JBO Production is a full-service production company focused on the outdoor lifestyle. JBO creates full-length television shows, national commercials, and offers production consulting, field production services, and more.