Eric Jones has a long record working with both television and theatrical productions. His TV work includes When the Whistle Blows, BJ and the Bear, and The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo. He also worked on the award-winning miniseries The Thorn Birds. In 1990 he worked on the Academy Award–nominated feature film Boyz n the Hood and, later, Amistad. Mr. Jones was awarded the prestigious Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Achievement for his work on Amistad.