Jim Jermanok is an award-winning writer, director, producer author and speaker based in NY. He is currently directing and producing a feature documentary about the life and art of Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau featuring interviews by Chris Rock, Diane Ladd, Jon Voight, Woody Allen and Ellen Burstyn.
Mr Jermanok wrote and produced the highly acclaimed romantic comedy, Passionada, which was released by Columbia Tri Star in over 150 countries. His film Em won the Grand Jury Prize at the Seattle International Film Festival and the Criterion International Inspiration Award. It was released by Vanguard Cinema and SnagFilms. Jim recently wrote and directed Homophonia, a political comedy film on gay marriage which has appeared at over 50 film festivals while winning several of them.
Also active in TV and New Media, Jim Jermanok’s new web series LIFEADVICE.TV has drawn tremendous praise since going live globally in November, 2015. Mr. Jermanok is a former ICM Agent who represented Arthur Miller, Shirley MacLaine, John Chancellor, Ben Kingsley, Dudley Moore, Helen Hayes, Alan Arkin and General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, among others. Jim also speaks and has conducted over 300 workshops worldwide on the subject of his 2017 bestseller, BEYOND THE CRAFT: What You Need to Know to Make A Living Creatively!, Making Your Projects Happen: Successful Film/TV Producing and Financing as well as The Art and Business of Screenwriting.