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Birth Place: Englewood, New Jersey, USA Profession: director, screenwriter, producer, editor, waiter

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Originally intending to be an English teacher, Jim McKay moved instead into the realm of documentaries, music videos and public service spots. This eventually led to features and the release of "Girls Town" (1996), his first effort as a director and co-scenarist which won both the Filmmakers Trophy and a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. The story of four friends who think their senior year in high school is supposed to be proms and fun but discover far more angst, was made for under $100,000 and shot on 16mm film. McKay worked on the script with his stars Lili Taylor, Bruklin Harris and Anna Grace and also served as the film's editor.

Originally intending to be an English teacher, Jim McKay moved instead into the realm of documentaries, music videos and public service spots. This eventually led to features and the release of "Girls Town" (1996), his first effort as a director and co-scenarist which won both the Filmmakers Trophy and a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. The story of four friends who think their senior year in high school is supposed to be proms and fun but discover far more angst, was made for under $100,000 and shot on 16mm film. McKay worked on the script with his stars Lili Taylor, Bruklin Harris and Anna Grace and also served as the film's editor.

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DIRECTOR:

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  Everyday People (2004) Director
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  Our Song (2000) Director
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  Girls Town (1996) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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Began career making music videos
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Directed "Tourfilm" and numerous R.E.M. music videos
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Founded C-Hundred Film Corp with R.E.M. lead singer Michael Stipe
1994:
Worked as camera production assistant on docudrama "Roy Cohn/Jack Smith", starring Ron Vawter
1996:
Made directorial debut with "Girls Town"; also contributed to the script; won two prizes as Sundance Film Festival
1998:
Assisted in the producing of Lisa Collins' Student Academy Award-winning short "Tree Shade"
1998:
Served as a co-producer on Chris Smith's documentary "American Movie"
1999:
Produced Tom Gilroy's "Spring Forward"; shown at the Toronto Film Festival; released theatrically in 2000
2000:
Wrote, produced and directed "Our Song", about three high school girls who live in Crown Heights, Brooklyn; premiered at the Sundance Film Festival; released theatrically in 2001
2004:
Produced "Brother to Brother" a drama that looks back on the Harlem Renaissance from the perspective of an elderly, black writer; received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best First Feature
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Education

Boston College: Boston , Massachusetts -
Boston College: Boston , Massachusetts -
Hackensack High School: Hackensack , New Jersey - 1980

Notes

Not to be confused with the ABC sportscaster of the same name.

"I was interested in trying to work on a story that wasn't my story. I thought it would be pretty boring spending three years of my life making a film about a 30-year old guy who is trying to make a film. I think a couple of people have made that film." --Jim McKay in Time Out New York, August 21-28, 1996.

"In this country we have a lot of focus on the trouble young boys are in. But young women are also in trouble and facing enormous challenges." --McKay quoted in Daily News, August 20, 1996.

"'Do the Right Thing' inspired me more than any other film because it was entertaining, thoughtful and political. People left the theater talking about it." --Jim McKay in Daily News, August 20, 1996.

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wife:
Hannah Weyer. Filmmaker. Married on August 21, 2000.

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