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Russell on the set of Ladder 49 in 2003
January 10, 1960 |
North Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.
|Occupation||Film director, producer|
|Spouse(s)||Lee Cunningham (1991–present)|
Jay Russell (born January 10, 1960 in North Little Rock, Arkansas), is an American film director, writer and producer. He graduated from Columbia University in 1984 with a MFA in screenwriting and directing, having studied with producer Michael Hausman and director Miloš Forman. His debut 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.
Russell returned to film directing with the Warner Bros. family film My Dog Skip (2001). He next directed two Disney features, Tuck Everlasting (2002) and Ladder 49 (2004). His most recent films include The Water Horse (2007) and the Hallmark original film One Christmas Eve (2014).
- End of the Line (1987)
- Great Drives
- Highway 61 (1996)
- Highway 93 (1996)
- My Dog Skip (2000)
- Tuck Everlasting (2002)
- Ladder 49 (2004)
- The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep (2007)
- Whole Lotta Sole (2011)
- One Christmas Eve (2014)
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- Reviews, New York Times Theater (December 21, 2001). The New York Times Film Reviews 1999–2000. Taylor & Francis. pp. 222–. ISBN 978-0-415-93696-5. Retrieved June 29, 2011.
- Rizzo, Frank. "Connecticut Theater Review: Kevin Bacon in 'Rear Window'". Variety.com. Variety. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
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