Los Angeles, CA - (Director, Producer, Writer) received the 2010 Directors Guild of America (DGA) Award for “Outstanding Direction of a Comedy Series” for the pilot of ABC's comedy hit “Modern Family” and was named one of Daily Variety’s 2011 “10 Directors to Watch.” The Baltimore native made his feature directorial debut in 2011 with “Arthur,” starring Russell Brand and Helen Mirren.
Winer served as the producing director on “Modern Family’s” first season and during his collaboration with the show, has received an Emmy Award (2010), Peabody Award (Excellence in Television: 2009, 2010, 2011), PGA Award (2011, 2012), and an AFI Award. He has now directed 19 episodes of the hit comedy since the show began and was a 2012 Emmy nominee for his episode, “Virgin Territory.”
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,” a launch pad to past alumni such as Julia Louis Dreyfus and Seth Meyers. Winer is also an alumnus of the Improv Olympic Theatre in Chicago. Winer began his career as an actor, improviser, and photographer before making the transition to directing.
Jason has directed work for brands such as Oscar Mayer, Walmart, Staples, Danon and SunRun.