President, Canton Film Festival

James Waters II is a film producer whose work involves creative vision, concept development, technical oversight, and project management throughout both the practical and artistic process of making movies. He continued his path from Bowling Green State University by moving to Chicago to get his start in a larger market, and then spent five years in the mecca of movie making, Los Angeles. Now residing in Canton, James has always sought to bring his experience home and wants to cultivate the area with upcoming filmmakers by creating Canton Film. He is the Director of the Canton Film Festival and currently works on creating commercials, music videos, and films. James has worked on many productions in Hollywood, such as U2’s Elevation Music Video, a Doritos Super Bowl commercial, and he produced a short film Area 52 starring Fred Savage