Jim started his career as a professional dancer working on Broadway, and in such films as XANADU, ONE FROM THE HEART, and STAYING ALIVE just to name a few. He also worked on many music videos, most notably, the award winning "Material Girl, by Madonna.
After hanging up his dance shoes, Jim discovered a proclivity for writing and he never looked back. His first produced script, Summer's End starring James Earl Jones was nominated for four Emmy's, including Best Screenplay. His film EVER DOG HAS ITS DAY which he wrote and produced was a favorite at many indie festivals, including Slamdance. After years of working as a screenwriter Jim's interests broadened from writing to development and production, which is when he started his company, Original Content, five years ago. OC's client base has grown since then and so have their successes.
OC is going into production later this year with two films, COUNTERPOINT written & directed by client Michael Konyves and THE LOST COAST to be directed by JB Sugar. Jim also just completed post-production on the documentary film, DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH: A UGANDAN HIP-HOP REVOLUTION.
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