James Bradford Brown is an American film director, primarily known for his work in documentary film. He has won four Emmys, most recently for Pete Seeger: The Power of Song. He has directed and produced four feature documentaries that received theatrical distribution. He heads Jim Brown Productions, LLC and Ginger Group Productions, Inc., production companies specializing in cultural and social documentaries and concerts.
He studied film at Tisch School of the Arts, and today is an Associate Professor at New York University's Kanbar Institute of Film and Television at Tisch School of the Arts.
Brown has also produced and directed works for television, most notably Peter, Paul and Mary: Carry it On- A Musical Legacy; American Roots Music, a four-part series that aired on PBS; Songs of the Civil War, a PBS special co-produced by Ken Burns; In the Hank Williams Tradition, a musical tribute co-produced by the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum; and A Vision Shared: A Tribute to Woody Guthrie & Leadbelly, a Showtime and PBS special. He has also directed and produced shows for the Travel Channel and Sesame Street.