A graduate of Florida A&M University's School of Business and Industry, James Bland is a multi-hyphenated content creator who began his career working under producers and creative executives at Sony Screen Gems. While navigating the studio world, James directed numerous award winning short films including the BET Lens on Talent finalist Cocoa Love, the Cannes Short Film Corner select Thula, and the acclaimed silent short film Stages. 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. In 2014, James launched James Bland Productions, a full service production company focused on creating original premium content for big brands and digital platforms. He directed and produced the hit romance drama First and co-directed Amanda Seales's scripted comedy Get Your Life for Issa Rae's YouTube channel. Currently, James serves as the Executive Producer and Showrunner of Giants, an original coming of age drama series in which he created, directs and stars. The second season of the series premiere February 2018 on Issa Rae's YouTube channel.