James Stanger (Editor) has been a film and TV commercial editor in Minneapolis since 1989. He co-founded Channel Z with Ace Allgood in the 1990s and has worked for the nationally recognized Minneapolis editorial houses City Post and Fischer Edit as well. In 2006, Jim co-produced and edited the feature film Sweetland. It was the winner of the 2006 Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature and is currently distributed by 20th Century Fox.
Although editing is Jim’s and Channel Z’s focus, his success directing The Chromium Hook has made him a sought-after commercial director as well. He has recently directed TV commercials for clients such as Gibson Guitars, the WNBA, Red Wing Shoes, Canterbury Park, and Gillette Children’s Hospital.
James lives in St. Paul with his wife, Gita, and their three beautiful children.