Phone: 208-885-6111
Toll-free: 88-88-UIDAHO
Fax: 208-885-9119
Student Union Building
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264


Phone: 208-334-2999
Fax: 208-364-4035
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702


Coeur d'Alene

Phone: 208-667-2588
Toll-free: 888-208-2268
Fax: 208-664-1272
1031 N. Academic Way,
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814


Idaho Falls

Phone: 208-282-7900
Fax: 208-282-7929
1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 83402


Jim Lemley '88, Film Producer

Moscow Guest Speaker

Film producer Jim Lemley is the special guest speaker at the 118th Commencement event in Moscow, Idaho

Jim Lemley, a second-generation Vandal, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing at the College of Business and Economics in 1988. He is an American film and television producer based in Paris and Los Angeles. Throughout his career, he has collaborated with leading directors, actors, and producers to create both critically acclaimed and commercially successful projects.

After beginning his career in New York working in the music business for Island Records, Lemley moved to Los Angeles to pursue film. He spent time at both Disney and Universal before joining Icon Entertainment in 1992.

Over the next decade, Lemley quickly rose through the ranks eventually serving as CEO of the London-based Icon Entertainment International. At Icon, he worked on various features across all genres, including Braveheart, Maverick, Immortal Beloved, Anna Karenina, Payback, 187 and We Were Soldiers. Additionally, he produced several television projects, including the highly rated The Three Stooges for ABC and Invincible for TBS.

In 2002, Lemley teamed with Ridley and Tony Scott to executive produce the medieval romance Tristan and Isolde. In 2005, he partnered with Bonnie Curtis to executive produce the Wes Craven thriller Red Eye.

Lemley’s most recent credits include the action-fantasy-horror film Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (which he produced with Tim Burton) as well as the action-thriller Wanted, both directed by cult action director Timur Bekmambetov. Other projects include the critically acclaimed drama The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, and the post-apocalyptic animated feature 9, which he produced with Burton and Bekmambetov.

Currently, Lemley is developing a 10-hour miniseries, The Singularity, with Ray Kurzweil the famed American inventor, futurist, Google director and author of the New York Times Bestseller The Singularity is Near. The miniseries will explore the science and philosophy behind the future of humanity and its relationship with ever-evolving technology.

Lemley is a member of the Directors Guild of America, The Producers Guild and the Screen Actors Guild and serves on the Advisory Board for the University of Idaho, College of Business and Economics. He is also a member of the Founders Group of the 5D Immersive Design Conference.