Jonathan Roth is the executive producer of Roth Multimedia Inc. and handles large television projects for various broadcast, corporate and NGO clients. He is also the Chief Video Content Officer at Mauldin Economics. Prior to launching his own production company, Roth spent well over a decade as a producer and executive at major Canadian television corporations such as Bell Media (CTV, Travel + Escape, Discovery Channel), Rogers Media (OMNI Television, The Biography Channel) and S-Vox (Vision TV, Joytv 10, ONE).
Roth is best known for his work behind the camera, producing hundreds of in-depth TV interviews. He has produced long-format conversations with individuals such as Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, former Mexican President Vicente Fox, former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell, HRH Prince Edward, primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall, former Mossad director Efraim Halevy, author Salman Rushdie, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dr. Shirin Ebadi, billionaire businessmen Jim Pattison & Frank Giustra and evangelical Christian leader Rev. Franklin Graham. Roth has also worked on-camera, interviewing people such as Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha, federal Canadian Liberal Party leader Michael Ignatieff and British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell.
He is also a documentary director, most recently directing two films dealing with the Middle Kingdom. China On Top: How China Is Using America’s Playbook To Take Over The World is a one-hour documentary exploring how China will become the globe’s economic and geopolitical leader. It features leading experts on China-U.S. relations, military strategy and global finance, including the former U.S. Under-Secretary of Defense Michael Pillsbury and Nomi Prins, a former Managing Director of Goldman Sachs. China on the Edge: Challenges & Opportunities in the Middle Kingdom is a 25-minute mini-documentary highlighting China’s incredible growth and the myriad of questions this raises for investors worldwide. Produced for Mauldin Economics, the film features top China hands, including Eurasia Group’s Ian Bremmer, Stratfor’s George Friedman, GaveKal’s Louis Gave and Michael Pettis from Peking University.
Roth was formerly the consulting executive producer of Joytv 10 (previously OMNI.10) in Vancouver where he was responsible for well over 300 hours of prime time television production annually. Among his various duties he was senior producer of The Standard, Canada’s premiere current affairs interview program seen on VisionTV and Joytv and hosted by CBS’ 60 Minutes producer Peter Klein; and co-creator and executive producer of P3: People | Places | Perspectives, a daily national prime time television program hosted by Randall Mark. In total he was executive/senior producer of five national television programs broadcast on VisionTV, ONE: The Body, Mind & Spirit Channel and Joytv.
Roth was previously a producer and development officer with Peace Arch Entertainment’s factual/reality production company, The Eyes (now Great Pacific Television). While there he produced a wide variety of programming for clients ranging from Discovery Channel and Travel + Escape to CBC and CPAC.
Before moving to Peace Arch he was Senior Producer of Local Content and a member of the senior management team with OMNI.10 (then owned by Rogers Media). As part of his duties he was co-creator and senior producer of both The Standard and The Search With Rafe Mair. Roth was also co-creator and senior producer of The Biography Channel’s profile interview program, People Uncut.
Prior to joining OMNI Television and Biography he was a producer with CTV’s award-winning Vicki Gabereau. During his tenure the program won a Gemini Award for “Best Talk Series” (Canada’s equivalent of an Emmy Award), in part for an interview Roth produced with Lt. General Romeo Dallaire that covered the general’s recollection of events during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. While at CTV he also produced newscasts for CTV British Columbia and worked as a field producer with etalk Daily.
His work has taken him all over the world, to over 30 countries spread throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. Roth is an active supporter and former member of the board of directors of Hear Africa Foundation, an NGO active in Zimbabwe. A Canadian citizen, he has been recognized by U.S. Citizenship & Immigration as a producer of “extraordinary ability” and is legally able to work anywhere in the United States.
A graduate from the British Columbia Institute of Technology’s Broadcast Communications Program, Roth also studied economics at both The Fraser Institute and the Canadian Securities Institute, and began his post-secondary studies at Trinity Western University.
Roth is a registered composer with SOCAN and his music compositions have been used in television broadcasts across Canada.
He makes his home in the mountains with his wife and three sons, just outside Vancouver, British Columbia.