Jim Byerley

Jim Byerley

Consultant at HBO

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B.A.  - English , University of Houston

J.D.  - University of Missouri

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James Byerley was born and raised in Houston, Texas.
All the major Hollywood blockbusters opened there, and Jim saw them all. As a teenager, Jim also discovered foreign imports. He had to drag his little brother to see "Jules And Jim," "The Conformist," etc., because his friends wouldn't go to a movie they had to read. Jim earned a B.A. in English from the University of Houston and a law degree from the University of Missouri. In 1970, Jim moved to New York and worked briefly in the real estate business before joining Time/HBO/Cinemax. In 1979, he created HBO's Film Evaluation Department which screens and evaluates virtually every movie ever made.

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This waffling on the issue is praised in HBO's chief film critic Jim Byerley's neo-conservative review as journalistic objectivity, "If you are expecting DEAD MAN WALKING to be a politically correct, liberal plea against capital punishment, you will be surprised by the writer/director's evenhandedness in presenting all sides of the issue.

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Jim Byerley
Jim Byerley is a consultant to HBO after retiring from the company with 26 years of service

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