BIO – ENG
James Tumminia, multi-hyphenate producer/actor/director/writer, is the 2019 Emmy-nominated and two-time Telly award-winning producer of LOVE GILDA. He co-founded with Alessandro Spallino, Italus Films, a newly formed US/Italy joint venture, with features and short films in pre-production, and is currently developing a feature film with Italian actor Alessio Lapice (2019’s IL PRIMO RE). Tumminia’s producing credits include the award-winning feature, VIOLET, starring Carlos Bardem, and directed by Luiso Berdejo; ALL SHE WROTE, starring Gary Dourdan; SOMEBODY’S MOTHER, directed by Gabriela Tollman; 1stSTRIKE starring Danny Trejo and James Russo; and THREE DAYS IN AUGUST, starring Barry Bostwick. His short film producing credits include, RAIN, directed by Alessandro Spallino; in addition to producing, he also directed and co-wrote the 2014 award-winning short, MY CHRISTMAS WISH. Tumminia’s television producing credits include Gilda Radner’s Greatest Moments for ABC, Abbott & Costello Meet Jerry Seinfeld for NBC and Bob Hope’s last special, Laughing with the Presidents for NBC. He was head of production at GPA Entertainment, creating content for all media, and has consulted at Disney +, Disney Channel, ABC Studios, YouTube, NBC Universal and Sean Penn’s CORE live events for Facebook Live, among others. His acting credits include, RESIDENT EVIL, ANGELS & DEMONS, Criminal Minds, Melissa & Joey, and The Shield. He was one of the founding organizers of the Mt. Tremblant International Film Festival in Canada and has served as a jury member of the 2019 Red Nation Film Festival and 2020 SEEfest, and as the President of the Jury at the 2020 Monaco International Film Festival. He is also the executive producer of the 2021 feature documentary, VIVA VERDI!. A longtime member of the Producers Guild of America, Tumminia is Chair of the Guild’s Documentary Committee and serves on the Guild’s International and Independent Film Producers Committees. A member of the Television Academy and SAG-AFTRA, and a Georgetown University graduate, the Los Angeles-based Tumminia, divides his time between Los Angeles, New York, and Milan..