Jon Swearingen is the Director of Broadcast Media at Lakewood Church / Joel Osteen Ministries. His program is the most watched religious telecast on television with over ten million viewers per episode.
Originally recorded for a 2012 break-out session at the GURUS OF TECH conference, entitled “Live Director’s: an Inside Look,” prominent TV Directors were interviewed about how they got their start, how they direct live broadcast television shows, funny stories, their interactions with crew and talent and how they keep producers, stars and their audiences happy.
Here is the unabridged interview with Jon Swearingen.
The original version of this post was published August 28, 2013.
Tom D’Angelo has worked in television production and AVL corporate theater for nearly four decades. He is Emmy Award nominated (Best Director category, Mid-Atlantic) and has been part of various teams nominated or winning national Emmys. As the Media Director at a megachurch in the 1980’s he developed a love for the Church and church performing and technical artists.