James Bland is an Emmy nominated actor, writer and director who excels both in front and behind the camera. He is the creator, showrunner and star of the award winning series Giants in which he was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Digital Drama Series. In 2018, James received a Voice Award and an Indie Series Award for his writing on the show.
A multi-hyphenate with a mission, James began his career working under producers and creative executives at Sony Screen Gems. While navigating the studio world, he wrote and directed numerous award winning short films including the BET Lens on Talent finalist Cocoa Love and the Cannes Short Film Corner Select Thula. He then went on to work as a digital producer for TV Land's The Soul Man and Younger, as well as, Nickelodeon's All In With Cam Newton.
James is a proud graduate of Florida A&M University and a 2006 initiate of the Beta Nu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.