Meet the Panelist - Steve James

Steve James produced and directed Hoop Dreams, winner of every major critics' prize including a Peabody and Robert F. Kennedy Award. Other films include Stevie, which won IDFA's grand jury prize; the acclaimed miniseries The New Americans; Tribeca Grand Prize winner The War Tapes, which James produced and edited; At the Death House Door, which won numerous festival awards; No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson for ESPN's Peabody winning "30 for 30" series; and The Interrupters, which won an Emmy, an Independent Spirit Award, and the duPont Journalism Award among numerous others. James' most recent documentary on the life and career of critic Roger Ebert, Life Itself, premiered to great acclaim at the 2014 Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals, and is currently on wide release.  Steve James has been affiliated with Kartemquin Films since 1987.