Arrow star, Stephen Amell, at his Heroes and Villains Fan Fest Chicago Panel, shared that Supervising Stunt Co-ordinator, James Bamford, will be promoted to a Producer/Director role for Season 6.
In answering a fan question on what keeps him going, Stephen said:
“James Bamford, the fight coordinator, is now not only a director, but is essentially moving into a Producer/Director role starting next year. It’s something we’ve never had on the show before, and I think it’s going to be incredibly valuable.”
– Stephen Amell, HVFF Chicago – Periscope via Olicityibelieve (approximately 21.30 mark)
This is an incredible achievement for James and one that is very well earned. James has had over 27 years in the film/tv industry, clocking over 75,000 hours. He has performed and co-ordinated stunts, acted, directed and knows the show inside-out. He’s well respected by the cast, crew, writers and producers.
I’d like to congratulate James on the appointment. He’ll do an incredible job.