Jay Russell Overview

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Born: January 10, 1960

After graduating from Columbia University (where he had the chance to study with two-time Oscar-winning director Milos Forman) with an MFA in screenwriting and directing, Russell's first job was directing a parks and tourism commercial for the state of Arkansas. His first film, End of the Line (1998), was produced by The Sundance Institute and released by Orion Classics. His second film, My Dog Skip (2000), starring then-newcomer Frankie Muniz, was a big success. A heartwarming story about a... See All

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