James Manera

Writer/Director/Producer

James Manera owns Blindfaith Productions, where he has acted as head of production, development and advertising for over 12 years. Manera began his career as a writer at the Leo Burnett Company, ending a 10-year run as a GCD at DDB Worldwide before joining the Bedford Falls Company as a Director for One-hour dramatic series (CBS), Director/EP writer - Documentary Series (PBS), Director 2nd Unit/Feature Films with Paramount and Eternity Pictures, Director/writer TV Pilot drama (Comcast network), Director ABC TV Fall Promo, Producer/director documentary feature independent.

Current: Director/writer Feature film 2014 (A is A Productions) Development: Full Disclosure A documentary feature film (in development) 2014/2015, Director/Writer/Producer – “Lombardi” The feature film  Writer/Director/Producer: “The Red Blanket” - Feature film – Spain 2015 Writer/Director/Producer: Anthology Series/sports 2016

 

 

PERSONAL BACKGROUND ACHIEVEMENTS

Outward-bound survival instructor

United States Eagle Rugby player

Ohio Amateur Golf titles 

DGA Director

USA EAGLE RUGBY TEAM

USA EAGLE RUGBY TEAM

Over the years Manera’s directorial achievements have been internationally recognized.  His numerous awards consist of; 16 Clio Awards, 8 International Awards (including 2 Cannes festival awards, The 2004 IBA Awards Show’s “Best Commercial in the World”, “Best in Show” and Best of 3 Categories, 22 USA Aurora Awardsboth of which were “Platinum Best in Show” awards, 3 Gold Caddy Awards, including, “Best in Show” in three categories, 14 US Andy Awards, 5 Canadian Bessie Awards, including, “Best in Show” and “Best in category”, in which Manera directed Alan Arkin in a 5-spot package for Moosehead beer, and 3 USA One-Show Awards and 3 Effie Awards.. 

Manera earned awards for his years as an athlete, winning numerous Ohio State golf championship titles, which led to a full ride offer at Bowling Green State University.  There, Manera gave up his schlorship in the Spring of his first year and began a Rugby career that led to his playing for the United States Eagles rugby team; ending his career on the field against the South African Springboks.  

TV & FEATURE FILM SHOWREEL:

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