Jim Burke (film producer)

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Jim Burke Jr. is an American film producer.[1][2]

Burke, who is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, was a founding member of Rysher Entertainment. He was the President of Ad Hominem Enterprises, a production company he shared with Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor. The company had a first look deal with Fox Searchlight Pictures. Burke produced the 2011 film The Descendants, Cedar Rapids, and served as an Executive Producer on Tamara Jenkins' The Savages in 2007.

On January 24, 2012, he was nominated for an Academy Award for the movie The Descendants.[3]

He is currently the President of Production at Focus Features.[4]

In 2019, he won the Academy Award for Best Picture for being one of the producers on the film Green Book.[5]


  1. ^ "Alexander Payne's THE DESCENDANTS Begins Principal Photography Today | FoxSearchlight.com". Archived from the original on 2011-05-19. Retrieved 2012-02-08.
  2. ^ Par captures 'Hogan's Heroes' - Entertainment News, Film News, Media - Variety
  3. ^ Academy Awards 2012 | Road to the Oscars - IMDb
  4. ^ Jim Burke Officially Named Focus Features Production President | Deadline
  5. ^ Oscars: 'Green Book' Overcomes Backlash to Win Best Picture | The Hollywood Reporter

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