NEW YORK, USA // Over her 20+ year career, this EmmyTM Award winning Gen-X Femme has produced and directed programming and content for the who’s who of the entertainment industry, working with the world’s biggest stars and on music and television’s biggest events including the Super Bowl, the Oscars, the Grammys, the Emmys and New Year’s Eve Live.
Lebeau is a unique multi-hyphenate-talent whose varied experience makes her a unicorn of sorts in the industry and which has served her well in the transmedia world of today. She has experience in radio, film and television; has produced and directed dozens of TV series and specials for a client roster that includes among others CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, HBO, Disney, Netflix, VH1, Comedy Central, BBC, PBS, Sony, Universal, Paramount, and Warner Brothers.
Her credits include broadcast live events, weekly series, strip series, and specials ranging in genre from music to comedy; her branding experience goes back to her beginnings working with artist development and the record labels of Sony Music... not to exclude her particular affinity for documentaries.
Jennifer’s feature documentary work includes Bob Dylan, Trouble No More (2017) which world premiered at the New York Film Festival and had its international premiere at the Rome Film Festival. Her documentary The Zen of Bennett (2012), holds the distinction as the very first Netflix Original Program and had a theatrical release after premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival. Her other documentaries include the internationally distributed and critically acclaimed The Harmony Game: The Making of Bridge Over Troubled Water (2011), Celebrity Detox (2007), and Taboo: an Ode to Attention Seekers (2004).
More than just a creative, Lebeau is an experienced executive and team leader. She began her career at Sony Music in 1993 where she would become Executive Producer / Director of Special Projects. In 2006, long-time collaborator Rosie O’Donnell asked Lebeau to become Senior Vice President of Production & Development at her KidRo Productions, after which Jen decided the time had come to test out reality-television and she spent a season Dancing with the Stars. In 2009, she returned to Sony Music joining its new joint-venture Media Push Entertainment as Vice President, Production & Development.
Jennifer received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School of Communication; is a member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Producers Guild of America, Director’s Guild of America and Women in Film & TV.