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Reference Source Award

Ria Nicholas

Ria Nicholas is an award-winning writer and photographer, and contributes her skills to the company. A  sampling of her photographs appears on the gallery page.

"To exceed our clients' expectations, anticipating them to return and refer."

Extensive Experience

Whether you need someone to fulfill a location shoot or to manage a full production, from concept development to shooting and editing, Jim Zura and his company offer a full complement of services rooted in over 25 years of award-winning television and video production.

Jim Zura got his professional start in radio broadcasting in Cleveland's famous rock & roll market. He produced and developed, among other projects, "Rock Around the Block,"  "The Car Show Coast to Coast" and "The Country Chronicle."

After moving to Houston, Jim merged his experience as a nationally-syndicated radio producer with his passion for photography, and launched his video production career - initially as Footnote Productions, which became Texas Production Team, and has since transitioned   into Zura Productions.  From 1988 through 1993, he served on the Board of Directors of the Houston Association for Film and Television, where he also served as President in 1992.

Throughout his career, Jim has had the honor to work with two Presidents of the United State, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. He has also worked with a variety of celebrities, including Destiny's Child (Beyonce) and George Foreman , as well as foreign leaders and dignitaries, such as Nelson Mandela, and religious leaders, like Cardinal DiNardo.

Jim Zura's extensive experience working with practically every major broadcast/cable network, corporations large and small, and various tourism bureaus and agencies, makes him the perfect choice for your project.

From making silly stop-action movies as a kid, to his days as a radio personality and producer at a major rock & roll station in Cleveland, Ohio, to working on video projects for celebrities and presidents, Jim Zura's passion has always been media production.


Certificates and Awards

Knowledge Base

  • FAA-Certificated Commercial Drone Pilot (Part 1017)
  • Three-time Telly Award winner
  • Worldfest Award winner
  • TWIC Card holder (allows unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities)
  • Cleared by the Secret Service for Presidential assignments
  • HUET and Marine Offshore Safety trained
  • NIMS trained (National Incident Management System)  IS-00100, 00700 and 00702

Making a Big Production