Speaker James Younger

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James Younger

EVP of Factual Productions

Revelations Entertainment

James Younger is Executive Vice President of Factual Productions at Revelations Entertainment, Morgan
Freeman and Lori McCreary's production company. James is a documentary director, showrunner and
executive producer with four Emmy nominations, specializing in turning factual themes into
entertaining, compelling, and thought-provoking stories.


Together at Revelations, Morgan, Lori and James produce The Story of God with Morgan Freeman (2016-
2019), a global journey exploring the common ground between the world’s major faiths. Younger directed
and wrote the doc-series, which remains the highest-rated series ever on National Geographic. They also
produced The Story of Us, seven seasons of Through the Wormhole (2010-2016), the feature
documentaryThe C-Word, and the Peabody-winning 30 for 30 film The 16th Man for ESPN.


Prior to moving to Los Angeles, James produced documentaries at the BBC in London, including writing
and directing the award-winning series The Planets. He also wrote for The Economist and The New York
Times, earned a PhD in Biophysics from UC Berkeley, and published several academic research papers.

Speaking at: The Pull of Premium Non-Fiction

At the Banff Media Festival, we met with Netflix and took a ride up Sulphur Mountain on the gondola. That’s where we made the pitch.
- Naveen Prasad, EVP and GM, Elevation Pictures?

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