Steve James



Steve James produced and directed Hoop Dreams, winner of every major critics prize including a Peabody and Robert F. Kennedy Award. Other award-winning films include Stevie, winner of the IDFA Grand Jury Prize and the Yamagata Mayor’s Prize, among others; the Independent Documentary Association Award-winning miniseries The New Americans; Tribeca Grand Prize winner The War Tapes, which James produced and edited; At the Death House Door, co-directed with Peter Gilbert, and winner of numerous festival awards; No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson for ESPN’s Peabody winning “30 for 30” series; and The Interrupters, which won an Emmy, Independent Spirit Award, and the DuPont Columbia Journalism Award, among many others.

James recent documentary on film critic Roger Ebert, Life Itself, premiered to critical acclaim at Sundance and was named the best documentary of the year by over a dozen critics associations, and won the Rotten Tomatoes Golden Apple Award as the best reviewed documentary of 2014. It also won the best documentary award from the Critic’s Choice Awards, The National Board of Review, and The Producers Guild of America.

Zachary Fink

The Mission, San Francisco Ca, USA