Jim Morris (film producer)Biography
Jim Morris is an American film producer, production executive, and visual effects producer who was born as James Morris. He presently works for Pixar Animation Studios as the general manager and president. He spent 17 years at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), where he held several critical positions.
How old is Jim Morris? – Age
His exact date of birth is unknown.
Where did Jim Morris go to school? – Education
Jim Morris attended Tower Hill School in Wilmington, Delaware, and graduated in 1973. Morris graduated from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University in New York with a Bachelor of Science in Film in 1977 and a Master of Science in Television/Radio in 1978. Morris began his career with local television studios, followed by work on TV commercials, despite the fact that he didn’t think he’d be able to get a job in the film sector right once.
Morris’s Wife – Family
He has kept his family private therefore there’s less information concerning his parents, siblings, wife, and children.
What is Morris’s Salary?
He earns an estimated salary of $570,000 per year.
Morris’s Net Worth
His net worth is predicted to be $2 million.
Jim Morris Career
He began his career as a cinematographer and editor for NBC station WSYR-TV in Syracuse, then moved on to PBS affiliate WCNY-TV as a producer and director. He then worked in the production departments of advertising agencies J. Walter Thompson and Foote, as an executive producer at the innovative post-production facility One Pass, Cone & Belding in San Francisco, and as an executive producer at Arnold & Associates, where he produced national commercials for clients such as Atari and Chevron.
Jim Morris Industrial Light & Magic
Morris joined ILM in 1987 as a visual effects producer for films and commercials, where he worked on films such as Steven Spielberg’s Always and James Cameron’s The Abyss, which won an Oscar for Best Visual Effects. He was then elevated to the executive in charge of production at ILM, where he oversaw all of the company’s production, and then to general manager at ILM, where he oversaw over 1,400 artists and technicians and oversaw the industry’s largest visual effects factory, a position he held for 13 years. The pioneering use of computer-generated characters in Jurassic Park, lifelike digital skin in Death Becomes Her, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, and Forrest Gump were among ILM’s inventions that won Academy Awards during this time period.
Mission: Impossible, Saving Private Ryan, Twister, The Perfect Storm, Star Wars Episodes I and II, Minority Report, Pearl Harbor, Master and Commander, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, and three Harry Potter films were among the ILM productions he oversaw during that time period. During this time, ILM contributed to nearly 150 films.
Morris led Lucas Digital Ltd.’s two businesses, ILM and Skywalker Sound, for 11 years as president.
Jim Morris Pixar
In 2005, Morris became a part of Pixar Animation Studios. He oversaw the creation of Pixar’s critically acclaimed 2008 film WALL-E, as well as the studio’s movies, shorts, DVD material, and theme park attractions. He became Pixar Animation Studios’ general manager in 2008.
Morris worked on Disney’s 2012 film John Carter as a producer. He was named president of Pixar Animation Studios on November 18, 2014.
Producer Jim Morris Industrial roles and Awards
- Morris was the president of the San Francisco Film Commission for many years.
- He received the Producers Guild of America Digital 25 Award in 2009.
- In 2006, he won the Board of Directors Award from the Visual Effects Society, as well as a Lifetime Membership in 2007 and the Founders Award in 2010.
- Morris received the 2008 Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film, the 2009 Producers Guild of America Award for Animated Motion Pictures, a 2008 American Film Institute Award for one of the top ten films of the year, the 2008 BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film, the 2008 Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film, and a Visual Effects Society Award for WALL-E.
- PGA Producer of the Year Award in Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures
Jim Morris Films and TV Shows
- 2019 – Kitbull
- 2019 – Purl
- 2012 – John Carter as a producer)
- 2009 – Dug’s Special Mission
- 2009 – Up as a senior staff: Pixar
- 2008 – WALL-E as a producer
- 2007 – Ratatouille as a production executive