|Date of Birth||13 December 1962 , Albion, New York, USA|
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Jim Fall has had a diversified directing career spanning theater, TV, and motion pictures. Jim's feature film career started with the acclaimed independent feature "Trick" which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and Berlin Film Festival in Dramatic Competition. It was quickly acquired by Fine Line Features and released in the summer of 1999 becoming Fine Line's highest-grossing film of that year. Jim's studio directing debut, "The Lizzie McGuire Movie" - a big-screen adaptation of the hit Disney Channel series starring Teen Queen Hilary Duff - was a big box office success for Disney, opening at number two below "X-men 2" its opening week.
His TV credits include episodes of "So NoTORIous", VH1's scripted comedy starring Tori Spelling and Zachary Quinto, and "Grosse Pointe", the Darren Star-produced comedy series that has become a cult favorite. Jim also directed the A&E feature "Wedding Wars", starring John Stamos and James Brolin, produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. He recently directed and co-wrote "Holiday Engagement" (Hallmark's highest rated Sunday night movie), starring Shelley Long, Bonnie Somerville, and Jordan Bridges, and last year's "Holly's Holiday" (Lifetime) starring Claire Coffee and Ryan McPartlin. His newest feature is "Kristin's Christmas Past" (Lifetime) starring Shiri Appleby, Elizabeth Mitchell.
In theater, he recently directed the world premiere of Mark Saltzman's musical about Lorenz Hart "Falling For Make Believe" at the Colony Theater. Also David Dean Bottrell's sold-out runs of "David Dean Bottrell Makes Love: A One Man Show" and "David Dean Bottrell is Working", John Cantwell's "Connie Loves Juice", Richard Tanner's "Small Parts", and at the Bootleg Theater, the world premiere of Gary Lennon's "The Interlopers". At the Beverly Hills Playhouse, Jim staged Clinton Leupp's "Miss Coco Peru's Universe" and "Miss Coco Peru's Glorious Wounds...She's Damaged" at the Renberg Theater (GLAAD Award Nomination). His New York credits include Tom O'Leary's "Breath", "Blood Orgy Of The Carnival Queens" (co-written with Robin Carrigan), James C. Kantor's "Christmas On Hell Island", and "Chorus Girls On Mars".
Jim attended Temple University, followed by NYU's film school and also received a film scholarship from The Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts.
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