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James is a film and TV director from Canada.





2017 DGC Award nomination for best director in a Comedy – Kim’s Convenience
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


“Deliciously droll” – Toronto Sun
“Old Stock has charm in spades” –
“A gem of a film” – The Art Scene
“Honest and different” – Scene Creek

“An amiably warm celebration” – The Globe and Mail
“an insightful script, introspective direction, and fine chemistry” – Sound on Sight
“TER’s picks for EIFF 2013 – Monster’s University and Old Stock” – The Edinburgh Reporter



James Genn – Film and TV Director


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