Jim Fabio is an award-winning filmmaker with a distinctive visual style and a keen sense of story, for which he has garnered numerous accolades, to include Emmy, Cine Golden Eagle, New York Festivals, Voice and Telly Awards. His work on the groundbreaking Red Line Films sports documentary series Timeless for ESPN earned him his first Sports Emmy in 2005. From 2008 to 2010, as part of Lookalike Productions, Jim produced a series of social issue documentary specials for Sesame Street and PBS, for which the production team garnered several awards, as well as a Primetime Emmy nomination. And in 2013, Jim won another Emmy Award for his work on the NFL Network series The NFL Season: A Biography.
Jim was recently involved in the production of two documentary films in Africa: one in West Africa about the music of Mali, and another for Oprah Winfrey’s HARPO productions about the first class of students to graduate from her leadership academy for girls in South Africa. He more recently wrapped production on the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia and the 2016 Olympic Games for NBC in Rio de Janiero for NBC; a pair of documentaries for the NFL Network about Pro Football Hall of Famers Warren Sapp and Andre Reed; and a documentary film for Red Bull Media House about the sport of Jai Alai. He also directed a slate of feature stories for the 2016 Invictus Games for ESPN and 2017-2018 Thursday Night Football for CBS & NFL Network.
Currently, Jim is completing production of a documentary about the Orangeburg Massacre, the February 1968 mass shooting of unarmed black students by white Highway Patrolmen on the campus of South Carolina State College.
He has been selected to Who’s Who in America and is a member of American Mensa.