James DeMonaco

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James DeMonaco
Born 1969 (age 48–49)
Brooklyn, New York City
New York, United States
Nationality American
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, producer
Known for The Purge series

James DeMonaco (born 1969) is an American screenwriter, director, and producer. He is best known for creating the Purge franchise, writing and directing The Purge (2013),[1] The Purge: Anarchy (2014), and The Purge: Election Year (2016).[2]

DeMonaco's first produced screenplay was the Robin Williams comedy Jack (1996), directed by Academy Award-winner Francis Ford Coppola.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Director Producer Writer Notes
1996 Jack No No Yes Co-written with Gary Nadeau
1998 The Negotiator No No Yes Co-written with Kevin Fox
2005 Assault on Precinct 13 No No Yes
2007 Skinwalkers No No Yes Co-written with Todd Harthan and James Roday
2009 Staten Island Yes No Yes Directorial debut
2013 The Purge Yes No Yes
2014 The Purge: Anarchy Yes No Yes
2016 The Purge: Election Year Yes No Yes
2018 The First Purge No Yes Yes As Executive Producer & Writer
2019 Once Upon a Time in Staten Island Yes No Yes

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Credit(s)
2005 HBO First Look Himself
2007 The Kill Point Producer, writer
  • Who's Afraid of Mr. Wolf, Part 1 (22 July 2007) – writer (creator) (written by), executive producer
  • Who's Afraid of Mr. Wolf? Part 2 (22 July 2007) – writer (creator) (written by), executive producer
  • No Meringue (29 July 2007) – writer (creator), executive producer
  • Pro Patria (5 August 2007) – writer (creator) (written by)
  • Visiting Hours (12 August 2007) – writer (creator) (written by)
  • The Great Ape Escape (19 August 2007) – writer (writer)
  • Rabbit at Unrest (26 August 2007) – executive producer
  • The Devil's Zoo (26 August 2007) – writer (writer)
2009 Crash Writer, producer
  • You Set the Scene (18 September 2009) – executive producer
  • Always See Your Face (25 September 2009) – writer (written by), executive producer
  • The World's a Mess/It's in My Kiss (3 October 2009) – executive producer
  • Can't Explain (9 October 2009) – executive producer
  • You, I'll Be Following (16 October 2009) – executive producer
  • No Matter What You Do (30 October 2009) – executive producer
  • Johnny Hit and Run Pauline (6 November 2009) – executive producer
  • Lovers in Captivity (13 November 2009) – writer (written by), executive producer
  • Endangered Species (20 November 2009) – executive producer
  • Master of Puppets (27 November 2009) – executive producer
  • Calm Like a Bomb (4 December 2009) – executive producer
  • Alone Again Or... (11 December 2009) – writer (written by), executive producer
  • Los Angeles (18 December 2009) – executive producer
2018 The Purge Creator, writer, producer
  • What is America? (4 September 2018) - writer (written by), executive producer
  • Take What's Yours (11 September 2018) - executive producer
  • The Urge To Purge (18 September 2018) - executive producer
  • Release The Beast (25 September 2018) - executive producer
  • Rise Up (2 October 2018) - executive producer
  • The Forgotten (9 October 2018) - executive producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dargis, Manohla (6 June 2013). "'The Purge,' Starring Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey" – via NYTimes.com.
  2. ^ "Why The Purge 3 Doesn't Need Frank Grillo - Even Though He's Really, Really Awesome - Dread Central". www.dreadcentral.com.

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