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BRIAN TESSIER

PRODUCER / SUPERVISING PRODUCER

“If the evidence is out there, I’ll find it. I like to believe that truth is always around the corner – in the tiniest detail.”

Brian Tessier has collaborated with Peter Jones and Mark Catalena for 14 years and is a graduate of UCLA with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Known for his ability to unearth previously undiscovered material and manage tight production schedules and budgets, Tessier was an Associate Producer or Producer on eleven episodes of A&E Biography. His credits include profiles on Roman Polanski, Spencer Tracy, Glen Campbell, Marvin Gaye, Peter Fonda and Eva Braun, among others. In 2003, he produced and co-wrote the two-hour A&E Biography special on the life and career of Dr. Seuss.

Tessier took on the role of Supervising Producer for Peter Jones Productions in 2005. The following year he received a Primetime Emmy nomination for Stardust: The Bette Davis Story, and praise from critic Tom Shales, who called the film “one of the most personal, intimate and shocking biographical documentaries ever made on a movie star.” For Inventing LA: The Chandlers and Their Times, Tessier amassed a striking collection of archival material that Variety hailed as “absolute aces.”

Tessier’s latest collaboration with Jones and Catalena, Johnny Carson: King of Late Night, premiered to high ratings and great critical acclaim.

 

Brian Tessier