Board of Governors
Jeff Calderon began his career in television in the mid-1980s working with Academy Lighting Consultants and later moving up to Vice President. Jeff has worked as a Lighting Designer/Lighting Director on every type of show imaginable from Soul Train to The Governor's Inauguration to Divorce Court and America's Funniest Home Videos. He works closely with Academy's other talented roster of Designers who each boast a wide range of experience in the business. Calderon has received four Daytime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction, an NAACP nomination, and a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction.
Calderon was born in Newton, New Jersey and graduated Cum Laude as a theatre major from Brandeis University in 1980. While at Brandeis he designed the lighting for two original musicals which won nationally in the American College Theater Festival and were showcased at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.
Jeff resides in Burbank, California with his wife, Loida.