YDA JURY 2020: James Hagger

James Hagger
Founder/Executive Producer
Paris, France

James Hagger is a Franco-English producer and founder of TROUBLEMAKERS, a production company and animation studio based in the heart of Paris.

He spent the first 10 years of his career working as an assistant director on feature films including The Football Factory, It's all Gone Pete Tong, The Business, The Count of Monté Cristo and Renaissance. He moved to Paris and founded TROUBLEMAKERS in 2008 with a view to producing shorter formats and has since been behind many award-winning and successful campaigns for Van Cleef & Arpels, Orange, Coca-Cola and Amnesty International. James is a board member of the APFP / UPC in charge of international relations and has been a Jury member at the D&AD awards, Eurobest, Promax BDA and the Goblin Animation School.

"Nurturing talent is at the heart of our business. I’ve been attending the YDA since 1998 and I’m extremely proud today to be part of the jury to help find the best talents of 2020. I look forward to seeing you all there."