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( February 2018)
James D. Stern is an American film and Broadway producer. He won a 2003 Tony Award for , has been nominated for other awards, and was a Hairspray Drama Desk Award Winner for Stomp.
Life and career [ edit ]
Early life [ edit ]
Before starting Endgame, Stern co-directed and produced the IMAX film
and Michael Jordan to the Max HBO’s . On stage he produced the twelve-time Tony Award-winning It’s the Rage Mel Brooks show and the eight time Tony Award-winning The Producers Hairspray. He produced Stomp, starring Natalie Portman, The Diary of Anne Frank Legally Blonde, the Tony Award-nominated Twilight 1992, and the Olivier Award-winning play . He produced The Weir Alan Menken's during the fall of 2010.
Leap of Faith
Stern founded and ran the financial investment company and hedge fund Stern Joint Venture, L.P. (SJV). He produced with his company Endgame Entertainment and
FilmDistrict the thriller . Self/less
Stern directed the 2018 documentary
American Chaos. 
Stern has a B.A. in directing from the
University of Michigan and a M.B.A. in marketing and finance from Columbia University.
Endgame Entertainment [ edit ]
In 2002, Stern founded Endgame Entertainment as an independent production company to produce, develop and finance films and other forms of entertainment properties. Under his leadership, Endgame Entertainment has financed or cofinanced more than 25 films. Endgame recently wrapped production on
, directed by Seeking Justice Roger Donaldson and starring Nicolas Cage, January Jones and Guy Pearce. Recent releases include ( An Education Sony Pictures Classics), which garnered three Academy Award nominations, and (Sony Pictures Classics), which Stern co-produced and co-directed. The documentary grossed more than $1.7 million and was short listed for an Academy Award.
Every Little Step
Previous Endgame releases include Summit's
, Sony Pictures Classics' The Brothers Bloom and the Bob Dylan biopic Easy Virtue , featuring an Oscar-nominated performance by Cate Blanchett. Earlier releases include I'm Not There and Hotel Rwanda for Lionsgate, Lord of War for Miramax, Universal's Proof , Hollywood Pictures’ White Noise , and New Line's Stay Alive . Stern also co-directed and produced the documentaries Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (New Line) and The Year of the Yao (IFC).
...So Goes the Nation
Filmography [ edit ]
He was a producer in all films unless otherwise noted.
Hairspray Stage producer: Broadway
The Producers Acknowledgment: Producer of the Broadway play
Television [ edit ]
Sport in America: Our Defining Stories Documentary
Great Performances Acknowledgment: Produced for the Broadway Stage in association with
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