Elgin James is co-creator of MAYANS M.C for Fox’s FX network, alongside legendary screenwriter and showrunner, Kurt Sutter. Both are producing and James is credited with writing the pilot.
Homeless as a teenager, Elgin James was a fixture in Boston’s hardcore punk scene, helping found a multi-ethnic national street gang that targeted neo-Nazi skinheads and drug dealers. After spending a decade and a half in the gang, James left Boston for Los Angeles, where he entered the Sundance Institute Feature Film program.
His directorial debut, LITTLE BIRDS, starring Juno Temple and Leslie Mann, premiered in competition at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. A few months later James began serving a prison sentence for a past gang-related charge of federal extortion. LITTLE BIRDS was released in 2012 by Millennium Entertainment and the film won a National Board of Review award.
On the film side, James is slated to direct A MILLION LITTLE PIECES for John Wells and Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment and is developing a film on the troubled life of actress Jean Seberg for Electric City entertainment, adapted from the biography BREATHLESS. James is repped by WME.