2017 Broadcast Craft judge
James Bland is Managing Partner and Executive Producer of London-based Blink Productions, Colonel Blimp, Blink Art & BlinkInk.
Born in Dublin, Ireland, James has worked in Production on the international stage for his entire career. He had ambitions to kick a dent in advertising from an early age, when in 1994, he landed in Vancouver, Canada and began working in Production on Films and TV shows. It was there that he finally got to work on his first Commercial. That led to a ten-year stretch working as a 1stAssistant Director for some of the best advertising directors in the world, including Tony Kaye, Johnny Green and Tim Godsall. Against his better judgement, and after relentless cajoling from Tim Godsall, he went on to become an Executive Producer at OPC in Toronto, Canada. Finding that role suited him like no other, he decided to relocate once more, this time to London, where he joined Blink.