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Ben Cory Jones

writer/creator Boomerang; writer Insecure, Underground; producer Step Sisters
Ben Cory Jones currently serves as the showrunner/executive producer of the BET comedy
series, BOOMERANG, loosely based on the iconic 90’s-era film, starring Eddie Murphy and
Halle Berry. Lena Waithe and Halle Berry also serve as executive producers.

Most recently and prior to Boomerang, Jones served as writer and producer on the acclaimed
HBO comedy series, INSECURE, starring Issa Rae and executive produced by Larry Wilmore.
Additionally, Jones wrote for WGN’s groundbreaking slave rebellion epic, UNDERGROUND,
produced by John Legend and run by Misha Green and Joe Pokaski.

After graduating cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Morehouse College, with a
degree in English Literature and a minor in finance, Jones began his professional career as a
communications executive for a major Wall Street group. With a wealth of stories to tell, Jones
left the financial sector amidst the 2007-08 mortgage crisis, and sought out a career in TV and
film writing.

In 2013, Jones was selected to participate in the prestigious ABC Television Writing Program
and was a Staff Writer on the ABC Family drama series, CHASING LIFE. He also served as a
writer on the Amazon drama series, HAND OF GOD, executive produced by Marc Forster
(Monster's Ball).

Recently, Jones produced the Netflix feature film, STEP SISTERS, along with Lena Waithe.
Additionally, Jones created and wrote drama series, CANDY, about a young, African American
female mayor, set in his hometown of Memphis, which is currently in development at
Universal Cable Productions.