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Jim A. Landé



Based in Palm Springs, California, Jim A. Landé is a lead Producer of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival- and Berlinale/Berlin International Film Festival-premiering feature LITTLE MEN (distributed by Magnolia Pictures and starring Greg Kinnear, Paulina Garcia and Jennifer Ehle), and Executive Producer of 2014 Sundance-, Berlinale-, and Tribeca-premiering feature LOVE IS STRANGE, (distributed by Sony Pictures Classics and starring John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei and Cheyenne Jackson). Little Men and Love is Strange are both directed by Sundance and Berlinale award-winner Ira Sachs (KEEP THE LIGHTS ON), his Yale classmate. LITTLE MEN is Sachs's sixth Sundance film.


Jim is also an Executive Producer of 2016 Tribeca Film Festival-premiering dramatic feature film AWOL, directed by Deb Shoval. Starring Lola Kirke (Mozart In The Jungle, on Amazon, Cannes 2015 Chopard Trophy winner) and Breeda Wool (UnREAL, on Lifetime). 

His producing focus in raising capital for indie films has included the assembing of conventional teams of investors to using crowd-funding and hybrid investor-fan donor funding models. Similarly, his films have found a range of distribution plans, from traditional distributors to self-distribution. 


In 2016 he was one of the producers chosen for the selective Berlinale/Berlin International Film Festival European Film Market's Co-Production Program. As a dual-national (USA and Germany), Jim is elegible for German cultural funds for qualified European film co-productions.


Jim was an above-the-title Producer of Tennessee Williams’ THE TWO-CHARACTER PLAY at New World Stages, off Broadway (2013) starring Amanda Plummer and Brad Dourif, critically acclaimed by chief theater critic of The New York Times Ben Brantley ("Sensational, Hilarious and Powerful. A Raging Conflagration!"), among others.


He was financially involved in the 2010 Broadway Tony Award-winning LA CAGE AUX FOLLES (Kelsey Grammer, Douglas Hodge, Harvey Fierstein), and ELLING (Brendan Fraser, Dennis O'Hare, Jennifer Coolidge). In Summer 2014 he co-produced the experimental variety show AUDITION in the artists' colony of Provincetown, MA, headlined by famed NYC performer Kevin Aviance and NYC comedian and "Boy in a dress" Marti Gould Cummings, becoming the first producer to bring drag performer Bianca Del Rio to a Provincetown stage.


He is lead producer and distributor of multiple festival award-winning indie romantic comedy feature films BEARCITY (2010, two Los Angeles Outfest Grand Jury Awards, Oslo GLFF Audience best feature) and BEARCITY 2: The Proposal (2012, Los Angeles Outfest Under The Stars at the John Anson Ford) starring Kathy Najimy (Sister Act), Gerald McCullouch (CSI) and Stephen Guarino (ABC's Happy Endings), directed by Doug Langway (Raising Heroes) and is Executive Producer of the forthcoming BEARCITY 3, also starring Najimy, set to premiere in 2016 at a prestigious festival, not yet publicly announced.


Jim has been a Board member of the Provincetown International Film Festival and Film Society. He participates in the 'Yale In Hollywood,' 'Columbia University Entertainment,'  and "UCLA Extension" entertainment alumni networks.


Prior to producing he served in national security assignments as a Senior Congressional Adviser, US Department of State; a Legislative Liaison and Staff Officer, Office of the Director of National Intelligence; and as a Staff Detailee to the U.S. Senate Committee on Intelligence's investigation of the controversial Rendition, Detention and Interrogation Program. 


He was a graduate of the Broadway League & Theatre Development Fund’s Commercial Theatre Institute, elite 14-week Advanced Producing Program (2011).  


Above: Love Is StrangeDirector Ira Sachs (left), Producer Jim Landé, and Actor/Director Tank Burt (right) at Sundance 2014. .

Below: With AWOL (Tribeca-premiered) Director Deb Shoval (red snowsuit), actress Breeda Wool (hunting vest), and co-Exec. Producer Scott Nadler, on set in the Poconos.

Below left: with indie film consultant Bob Hawk

Middle: Sundance. Below right: With director John Waters

at the Provincetown International Film Festival. 

Above: Sundance 2016 Opening Weekend Premiere of Ira Sachs's film Little Men, starring Greg Kinnear, Paulina Garcia, Jennifer Ehle, Theo Taplitz and Michael Barbieri. 

Below: Left: With Producer Laura Teodosio (Love Is Strange, Little Men, AWOL); both were undergraduates at Yale with Ira Sachs.   

Right: With US Ambassador Emerson, Mrs. Emerson and daughters, and Screenwriter John DiCarlo.  Berlinale 2016 Embassy Reception.

Above: Production team with John Lithgow

on the set of Love Is Strange.

Below: Berlin International Film Festival 2014, Cinematographer Christos Voudouris, Director Ira Sachs, John Lithgow, co-Screenwriter Mauricio Zacharias, Producer Lucas Joaquin, Executive Producer Jim Landé, Producer Lars Knudsen.

Below: Berlinale 2014, pictured with US Ambassador to Germany, Amb. Stephen Emerson & Ms. Kimberly Marteau Emerson, and Peter Grundberg, founder of Brody House, at a reception honoring US Filmmakers at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Below: With veteran film festivals adviser/director Mitch Levine, at a 2014 Sundance Reception hosted by Outfest and HBO.

Below: With actress Marisa Tomei on the set of Little Men (2014) and fellow producer Melissa Pinsly (in glasses) and two background actors.

Below: 2014 FirstTime Film Festival NYC. 

Panel on independent producing featuring's Sue Devine, Tom Conigliaro, James Belfer/Dogfish Accelerator, Laura Teodosio/Love Is Strange, Rafe Fogel/Falcon Investment Advisers , Jim Landé, 

Below: With actress Kathy Najimy in a scene from BearCity2.

Below: With fellow Love Is Strange, AWOL and Little Men producer Laura Teodosio, and AWOL Associate Producer Grace Colby, 2016 Provincetown International Film Festival. 

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