James Stern has had a varied career. As a documentarian, in addition to directing AMERICAN CHAOS, he has directed the Oscar short listed, EVERY LITTLE STEP about the creation of A CHORUS LINE, MICHAEL JORDAN TO THE MAX, THE YEAR OF THE YAO, HBO’s SPORT IN AMERICA, and SO GOES THE NATION. He has also directed the feature film IT’S THE RAGE, starring Jeff Daniels, Josh Brolin and Gary Sinese.
He is the CEO of Endgame Entertainment, a company he founded in 2002 where he has produced over thirty films including Rian Johnson’s international hit LOOPER starring Bruce Willis and Joe Gordon-Levitt, Lone Scherfig’s AN EDUCATION (three Oscar nominations including Best Picture and Best Actress), Steven Soderbergh’s acclaimed SIDE EFFECTS, Oliver Stone’s SNOWDEN, Todd Haynes’ I’M NOT THERE (Oscar nomination for Cate Blanchett for Best Actress) and Terry George’s HOTEL RWANDA (three Oscar nominations).
Most recently Stern has produced David Lowery’s THE OLD MAN WITH THE GUN, to be released September 28th starring Robert Redford, Casey Afleck, and Sissy Spacek and last year, he produced Josh Marsten’s COME SUNDAY starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and before that, THE DISCOVERY starring Rooney Mara and Jason Segel. Stern is also producing an untitled comedy with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston for Netflix.
Stern has also executive produced the hit Netflix series, LAST CHANCE U and has produced some twenty shows in New York including the global sensation, STOMP and is a two-time Tony winner for THE PRODUCERS and HAIRSPRAY.