Jay Childs is an Emmy-honored producer who has over 25 years of experience in many facets of communications consulting and production.
In the Fall of 2016 Childs was named “NH Filmmaker of the Year” as Producer and Director of the award-winning documentary film “Food Fight – Inside the Battle for Market Basket”. It has screened in theaters throughout New England and as part of University and community forums. More information on the film can be found at www.foodfightfilm.com.
Previously, Childs’ documentary film, “Communities & Consequences” was honored as “Best NH Documentary” at the NH Film Festival in October of 2008. The film was also ranked as the #4 selection, out of over 60 films across genres at the Festival by Seacoast Online. “Communities & Consequences” has aired numerous times on NH Public Television, screened at both the IOKA theatre in Exeter, and the Red River Theater in Concord, as well as dozens of screenings and discussion forums throughout New England. He has also won 4 National Telly Awards for filmmaking.
In 2000, Childs’ film, “Caring For Mo” was nominated for an Emmy by the New England Chapter of the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences. The film, which chronicles one nurse’s battle with breast cancer, is currently used as a core instructional case study at Dartmouth Medical School and in 2005 was accepted into the prestigious Massachusetts Medical Library as a teaching and training resource. “Caring for Mo” also has broadcast numerous times on Public Television. The program was also awarded “Best Documentary” by the New England Society for Healthcare Communications.
Jay has produced branding,marketing, sales, tv spot, training and educational programs for clients such as Timberland, Irving Oil, Segway, HP, Russound, GT Solar, Unitil, Woolrich, Justin Charles Outerwear, Textron, Lakes Region Healthcare, Cross Roads House, Phillips Exeter Academy, UMass Lowell, and Bank of Maine, among many others. He founded JBC Communications in 1997, after 3 years as a producer for Liberty Mutual Television and director of their outside production company, LMG Productions.
Jay has served on numerous boards, spoken to various professional and civic groups and contributed to a wide range of nonprofit organizations including:
• NH High Tech Council. Member company.
• Seacoast School of Technology. Advisory board. Specific interest in advising and assisting digital communication arts program.
• Town of Exeter, NH. Budget recommendations committee. Vice chairman.
• New England Council. Member.
• Portsmouth Music & Arts Center. Board member.
• Greater Seacoast United Way. Communications advisory board. Past board member.
Childs is a graduate of Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY with a Bachelors Degree in Communications Production and a Minor in Broadcasting. Childs is the son of seacoast artist Bill Childs and lives in Exeter, NH with his wife Arlene, daughter Sarah and dog Rosie.