Andrea James

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Andrea James is a filmmaker and consumer activist who Time noted “has worked on countless other projects related to LGBTQ identities.”

While writing ads for ten years at top Chicago agencies, she authored Transgender Map, a how-to guide for transgender people. In 2003, she co-founded Deep Stealth Productions, creating numerous instructional videos and short films. She produced and appeared in the first all-transgender performance of The Vagina Monologues, featured in the documentary Beautiful Daughters. Andrea is the opening shot of the film Transamerica and was a producer and on-camera talent for the dating show Transamerican Love Story. She has served on the Boards of Directors for TransYouth Family Allies and Outfest, and she serves on the Grant Committee for the Anton Yelchin Foundation.

Andrea wrote and directed “Family Restaurant,” a children’s film for preschoolers with gay and lesbian parents. She directed Showtime’s Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy, a concert film about gay adoption. She’s also helped produce Transcendent and Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric. She recently produced and directed the talk show Conversations with Coco, helped shape the 2020 Sundance documentary Whirlybird, and directed and produced the 2020 Tribeca project Becoming a Man in 127 EASY Steps.

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Andrea is a filmmaker and consumer activist who Time noted “has worked on countless other projects related to LGBTQ identities.” She produced and appeared in the first all-transgender Vagina Monologues. Other film and television projects include the feature Transamerica, the dating show Transamerican Love Story, the children’s film Family Restaurant, the Showtime concert film Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy, the FUSE docu-series Transcendent, and NatGeo’s Gender Revolution. She recently produced and directed the talk show Conversations with Coco, helped shape the documentary Whirlybird (Sundance 2020), and produced and directed Becoming a Man in 127 EASY Steps (Tribeca 2020).

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Andrea is a filmmaker and consumer activist who Time noted “has worked on countless other projects related to LGBTQ identities,” including the first all-transgender Vagina MonologuesTransamericaTransamerican Love StoryFamily RestaurantAlec Mapa: Baby DaddyTranscendent, Gender RevolutionConversations with Coco, Becoming a Man in 127 EASY Steps, and Whirlybird.

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