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ABOUT JAMES

James is a film and TV director originally from Vancouver.  He’s directed over 50 episodes of comedy and drama television series (Rookie Blue, Call Me Fitz, Todd and the Book of Pure Evil, Seed), as well as half a dozen TV pilots (Rabbittown, Fancy), several celebrated short films (Second Date, The Dog Walker), and the beloved feature film Old Stock.  Nominated for CSA, Genie, Gemini, and DGC awards as a director, James writes, co-writes, develops and pitches all kinds of film and television. Currently he is working as the producer director on the fourth season of CTV’s Saving Hope.

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GALLERY

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PRESS & PRIZES

2014 Canadian Screen Award nomination for best direction in a comedy series – Seed
2013 Canadian Comedy Award nominations for best film and best direction – Old Stock
2012 Gemini Nomination for Best Direction in a Comedy Series – Call Me Fitz
2009 Director’s Guild of Canada nomination for best direction in a series – Robson Arms
2005 Leo nomination for best director – The Dog Walker
2004 Genie Award nomination for “Best Live Action Short Drama” – The Dog Walker
2004 Leo Nominations for best screenwriting – The Dog Walker
2000 Leo nomination for Best Director – Second Date
1999 Genie Award Nomination for Best Overall sound (as sound designer) – Rupert’s Land
1997 Leo Award for Sound Editing (as sound designer) – Saint Monica
1996 Philip Borsos Award for Best BC short – Direct Lines

 

“An amiably warm celebration” – The Globe and Mail
“Effective and touching” – Richard Crouse
“Deliciously droll” – Toronto Sun
“Old Stock has charm in spades” – Dorkshelf.com
“A gem of a film” – The Art Scene
“Honest and different” – Scene Creek
“an insightful script, introspective direction, and fine chemistry” – Sound on Sight
“Charming… Old Stock stands out in a season of summer blockbusters” – Metro Review
“TER’s picks for EIFF 2013 – Monster’s University and Old Stock” – The Edinburgh Reporter

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CONTACT

James Genn – Film and TV Director

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Canadian Agent: Carl Liberman // The Characters Agency
8 Elm Street Toronto ON // 416-964-8522
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US Agent: Bill Douglass // Paradigm Agency
360 North Crescent Drive Beverly Hills CA // 310-288-8000
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