‚Äč"I incorporated MANKS Productions Inc. (Canada) in 1990,  after a decade of award winning photojournalism at Canada's largest daily newspaper.  A graduate of UCLA Film School, Norman Jewison's Canadian Film Centre and York University Film School, I have loved movies and movie-going from as long as I can remember.

I incorporated MANKS Motion Picture Studios in 2019 with the goal of becoming North America's largest 'full spectrum' company that will eventually encompass: development, production, promotion and advertising and theatrical distribution.


Our films are geared almost exclusively toward folks who are, like me, 50+." 

... James M. Russell