JAMES DeMONACO (Written and Directed by)
began writing screenplays
and directing short films at
age 11. After a very brief
stint at the NYU film school,
DeMonaco wrote several
feature films including The
Negotiator, which starred
Kevin Spacey and Samuel L.
Jackson, and the remake of
Assault on Precinct 13, which
starred Ethan Hawke and Laurence Fishburne.
He has written and produced several television
miniseries including Spike TV's critically
acclaimed nine-hour thriller The Kill Point, which
starred John Leguizamo.
In 2009, DeMonaco made his directorial debut with
Staten Island, New York, an independent film he wrote,
which was produced by Luc Besson and Sebastien K.
Lemercier and starred Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio and
Seymour Cassel. In his sophomore directing effort,
The Purge reunites DeMonaco with both Lemercier
In his spare time, DeMonaco remains an avid fan of
the New York Yankees.
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