James Merendino

James Anthony Merendino is an American film director and screenwriter who is best known for directing the 1998 film SLC Punk.

Merendino was born in Long Branch, New Jersey, and moved to Salt Lake City, Utah when he was six years old. He graduated from Judge Memorial Catholic High School in 1985 and went to college in Rome and Los Angeles, California where he studied Western philosophy and theology. Merendino moved Hollywood, California when he wasand found work with Hollywood mogul Dan Melnick.

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