CEO, Writer and Producer
Jimmy Cummings’ skills as a producer, writer, actor/acting coach and executive have earned him a distinct place in the entertainment industry as someone with a keen eye for talent and projects. He co-founded Broadvision Entertainment in 2014.
Over his 25-year career in the industry, Jimmy has created and helped drive the successful creation of a multitude of projects, including the feature movies Southie, The Sixth Sense, The Fighter and How Sweet It Is; and Comedy Central’s breakout hit television show “Workaholics”. Working side by side with the likes of industry icons Andrzej Bartkowiak, Gale Anne Hurd, John Shea, and M. Night Shyamalan, and as a script consultant or writer for hire to major studios on over one hundred feature and television scripts, Jimmy understands the full development process from concept to script to screen.
Before founding Broadvision Entertainment, Jimmy was CEO and served as head of development for Silent Partner Entertainment from 2003 to 2006. Besides hiring production crews and securing financing, he produced six episodes of the TV series Hollywood OS and the documentary Dig Fenway. After every movie studio and film company passed on a film about boxer Mickey Ward, Jimmy developed and produced a sizzle reel that started a bidding war between all five major studios, eventually selling the Oscar nominated film The Fighter to Paramount Pictures.
Earlier, Jimmy worked for 20th Century Fox as a staff writer and sold screenplays to producers Gale Anne Hurd, Valhalla Motion Pictures, Joel Silver and major studios such as Warner Brothers. He worked as an acting coach for such films and TV shows as The Sixth Sense, Band of Brothers, Dreamcatcher, The Practice, Purgatory, Boomtown, and The Taking Of Pelham 1,2,3. Jimmy also produced the award winning war documentary Baker Boys: Inside The Surge.
Jimmy raised the P&A funds, completed the final edits, created the marketing and managed the distribution of How Sweet It Is, starring Paul Sorvino, Erich Bergin, Erika Christiansen and Michael Pare’. He worked with Jim Cardwell, former head of Warner Brother’s Home Entertainment, to release it theatrically June, 2013; and with John Bergeson of E.T. Pictures on the DVD /VOD release.
Jimmy Co-Produced the feature film Grey Lady, directed by John Shea, produced by Armyan Bernstein and Beacon Pictures, scheduled for theatrical release in April, 2017. Jimmy also co-starred in Grey Lady, playing Detective Marty alongside stars Eric Dane, Amy Madigan and Natalie Zea. He is driving the distribution of the film with Jim Cardwell.
Jimmy recently created and directed the sizzle reel for the unscripted/reality show “Barrroom Brawlers.” It is currently in a shopping agreement with Bungalow Media. Later in 2017, Jimmy will serve as Executive Producer of Tony Scott’s feature movie “The House”, which has been fully funded by Mutressa Movies.
Jimmy began his career studying acting at the prestigious HB Studios in New York and at The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York and Los Angeles with George Loros, Janet Ward and Kirk Taylor. Jimmy established himself as an actor with roles in theater productions including Dumb Waiter, The Street Poet and Tom Topor’s Answers (which he also produced) and Monologue For Three. After leading roles in films such as Close Up and the NYU award winning film The Compulsion written and directed by Peter Gould, Jimmy produced his own project Southie. Jimmy wrote the script and secured financing, then teamed up with Director John Shea and hired a great cast of rising talent: Donnie Wahlberg, Rose McGowan, Will Arnett and Amanda Peet. In 1998 Southie was selected to screen at Nantucket Film Festival, the AFI Film Festival, the Montreal Film Festival and the Dublin Film Festival. Southie went on to win the Best Picture at the 24th annual Seattle International Film Festival.
A native of Boston, Jimmy lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children. Jimmy and his brother Danny strongly believe in giving back to the community. He is the co-founder and a board member of Journey Forward, a non-profit organization dedicated to bettering the lives of those who have suffered spinal cord injuries. Complete details on Journey Forward can be found on the non-profit’s website: www.journey-forward.org