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January 10, 1960 |
North Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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Jay Russell (born January 10, 1960 in North Little Rock, Arkansas), is a film director and executive producer and director of the film My Dog Skip.
His other directing credits include Tuck Everlasting, Ladder 49, The Water Horse and One Christmas Eve. He has also written and directed End of the Line.
Russell served as a producer on Whole Lotta Sole (2011) and is producing the stage adaptation of the Cornell Woolrich thriller, Rear Window.
Russell graduated from Columbia University in 1984 with a MFA in screenwriting and directing, having studied with producer Michael Hausman and director Miloš Forman. His first film, End of the Line (1987), was a Sundance Institute project and was released by Orion Classics. He has since written projects for Imagine Entertainment and TriStar Pictures and has directed numerous documentaries for PBS, Discovery Channel, Learning Channel, CBS, Fox, USA Network and NBC.