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Jim Whitaker founded Project Rebirth shortly after the attacks of September 11, 2001. Project Rebirth now has 14 cameras that are documenting the historic rebuilding of the World Trade Center site in 35mm film. Jim has also interviewed nine people who were impacted by the event and has recently spent more than a year and a half to complete the Project Rebirth documentary, which combines the minute-by-minute redevelopment of the site and represents the first long term film record of people coping with grief and trauma. He is currently the Chairman and Producer of Whitaker Entertainment at Walt Disney Studios. Previously, Jim was the President of Motion Pictures at Imagine Entertainment and completed notable films, such as CINDERELLA MAN, FLIGHT PLAN, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, 8 MILE and many others. Jim began his career as a documentary filmmaker to raise money for nonprofit organizations. He wrote and directed LOADED, an award-winning public service announcement against drinking and driving, in memory of a Georgetown University classmate.