BIPOC Voices, Entertainment

Jesse Collins is a different kind of hit-maker

The producer everyone wants.

words by: Kai Acevedo
Aug 16, 2021

Jesse Collins is described as a person who has “played an integral role in producing many of television’s most memorable moments in music entertainment.” That’s pretty accurate.

 

The 50-year-old CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment has made a name for himself by putting together culture-shifting events such as award shows, television specials and other award-winning and record-breaking programming for more than two decades.

 

Over the course of his career, the Emmy-nominated behind-the-scenes power-player has held titles including writer, showrunner, producer and executive producer. In 2021 alone, Collins’ production credits will include The Weeknd-headlined Super Bowl LV halftime show, as well as the top-rated BET Awards, Grammy Awards, Academy Awards and American Music Awards. Jesse Collins is a pretty big deal. Check out the list below for more reasons why he’s TV’s most requested producer.

 

The BET Awards


Role: Producer; Executive Producer
Years: 2001 – 2005; 2009 – 2012; 2017; 2019 – 2021

 

BET Hip-Hop Awards


Role: Executive Producer
Years: 2006; 2008; 2010; 2012; 2014; 2016 – 2020

 

Rip the Runway


Role: Producer Executive Producer
Years: 2009 – 2013

 

The Grammy Awards


Role: Segment Producer; Producer; Executive Producer
Years: 2012; 2018 – 2021

 

The Academy Awards


Role: Executive Producer
Years: 2021

 

Cardi Tries (Series)


Role: Executive Producer
Years: 2020 – 2021

 

Rhythm + Flow (TV Series)


Role: Executive Producer
Years: 2021

 

Hip Hop Squares (TV Series)


Role: Executive Producer
Years: 2021

 

The Bobby Brown Story (TV Series)


Role: Executive Producer
Years: 2018

 

Amanda Seales: I Be Knowin’ (TV Special)


Role: Executive Producer
Years: 2019

 

Sundays Best (TV Series)


Role: Executive Producer
Years: 2019 – 2020

 

Black Girls Rock! (TV Special)


Role: Executive Producer
Years: 2017 – 2019

 

Real Husbands of Hollywood (TV Series)


Role: Executive Producer
Years: 2013 – 2016

 

Young Jeezy: A Hustlerz Ambition (Documentary)


Role: Executive Producer
Years: 2011

 

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