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James Sbardellati

James Sbardellati has a Masters in Film from USC and has worked as a Director, First Assistant Director, Line Producer, or Associate Producer on more than 30 films in his career, including several award winning mini-series for HBO and Showtime. He has won a Cable Ace award, and has been nominated under producer credits for a Golden Globe and an ... See full bio »

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Frailty Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Running Scared
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She's All That
She's All That Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Tucker Must Die
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 2011/II Tattoo (Short) (first assistant director)
 2010 Mirrors 2 (Video) (first assistant director)
 2009 Black Water Transit (first assistant director)
 2008 Days of Wrath (first assistant director)
 2008 $5 a Day (first assistant director)
 2007 Slipstream (first assistant director)
 2006 John Tucker Must Die (first assistant director: LA)
 2006/I Even Money (first assistant director)
 2006 Running Scared (first assistant director)
 2004 Catch That Kid (first assistant director)
 2002 Path to War (TV Movie) (first assistant director)
 2001 Frailty (first assistant director)
 2001 Impostor (first assistant director)
 2001 Ambush (Short) (first assistant director)
 2000 Reindeer Games (first assistant director)
 1999 The Drew Carey Show (TV Series) (first assistant director - 1 episode)
- Drew Goes to the Browns' Game (1999) ... (first assistant director)
 1999 She's All That (assistant director)
 1997 George Wallace (TV Movie) (first assistant director)
 1996 The Island of Dr. Moreau (first assistant director)
 1996 Andersonville (TV Movie) (first assistant director)
 1995 Legacy of Sin: The William Coit Story (TV Movie) (first assistant director)
 1995 Tyson (TV Movie) (first assistant director)
 1994 The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story (TV Movie) (first assistant director)
 1992 Love Potion No. 9 (first assistant director)
 1992 The Heart of Justice (TV Movie) (first assistant director)
 1992 The Water Engine (TV Movie) (first assistant director - as Jim Sbardellati)
 1989 Fletch Lives (first assistant director)
 1982 The Beastmaster (first assistant director)
 1980 The Georgia Peaches (TV Movie) (first assistant director - as J.D. Sbardellati)
 1980 Battle Beyond the Stars (first assistant director - as Jim Sbardellati)
 1980 Humanoids from the Deep (first assistant director) / (second unit director)
 1979 Beyond Death's Door (assistant director)
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Alternate Names:

J.D. Sbardellati | Jim Sbardellati | John Watson

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