Jim Taylor

Screenwriter, Director
Jim Taylor worked on a variety of projects during his entertainment career. In 1995, he wrote and directed the short film "Memory Lane." Taylor worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1961 in Bellevue, Washington, USA

Filmography

Writer (8)

Downsizing 2017 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Food Factory 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Story Editor

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry 2007 (Movie)

(current rewrite) (Screenplay)

Sideways 2004 (Movie)

(Adaptation) (Screenplay)

About Schmidt 2002 (Movie)

(Adaptation) (Screenplay)

Jurassic Park III 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Election 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Citizen Ruth 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (7)

Downsizing 2017 (Movie)

(Producer)

Wilson 2017 (Movie)

(Producer)

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Thirteenth Grade 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Cedar Rapids 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Descendants 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Savages 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Director (1)

Citizen Ruth 1996 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)

Biography

Jim Taylor worked on a variety of projects during his entertainment career. In 1995, he wrote and directed the short film "Memory Lane." Taylor worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including "About Schmidt" (2002) starring Jack Nicholson. In the early 2000s, Taylor also worked on "Sideways" (2004). In the 2010s, Taylor lent his talents to projects like "Cedar Rapids" with Ed Helms (2011). Taylor most recently produced the Rinko Kikuchi adventure "Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter" (2015). Taylor was married to Tamara Jenkins.

EDUCATION

New York University

New York , New York
Attended NYU's Tisch School of the Arts

Pomona College

Claremont , California

Milestones

2007

Produced "The Savages," a film written and directed by his wife, Tamara Jenkins

2004

Co-wrote, with Alexander Payne, the critically acclaimed "Sideways"

2002

Along with Alexander Payne, co-wrote the feature "About Schmidt"

1999

With Payne, co-wrote "Election"; earned an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay

1995

Wrote and directed the short film "Memory Lane"

First collaboration with Alexander Payne, "Citizen Ruth/Meet Ruth Stoops"

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