At the risk of embarrassing a good friend... I just had to note that leadling Hollywood trade paper, Variety, is now the intersection of every 'Mike Jones' I've ever heard of. Yup, all three of them!
So, there's the aforementioned Mike Jones, a screenwriter, journalist, and former indieWIRE editor who is married to another good friend of mine, Maya Churi. He joined Peter Bart's brigade this week as film fest editor, working with the esteemed Dana Harris and Anne Thompson. Searching for some of his first blog entries tonight on the Variety site, I came across a 2004 story about a young-adult novel Jones adapted, alongside a 2006 story about gay prostitute Mike Jones, who attended a Broadway premiere party just after his relationship with Ted Haggard was revealed, and of course there was the '05 music story about the success of Houston rapper Mike Jones' chart-busting album, dubbed appropriately, "Who is Mike Jones?"
Congrats Jones, see you on the festival circuit!