James Benjamin Ferrari, Chairman

James Ferrari is a businessman, social entrepreneur, filmmaker, writer and visual artist. He is at work on a multitude of projects ranging from media to business to philanthropy all with an eye on empowerment through social interaction. Recently, James has become a seed investor in technology startups in diverse sectors, such as crowd-sourcing technology, medical tourism, and banking.

He participates in projects such as Crowds and Climate Conference (MIT Center for Collective Intelligence's Climate CoLab), where he connects with leaders from businesses, non-profit organizations, governments and communities around the world.

In the business world, James Ferrari founded Benjamin James Real Estate after a long a frustrating search for the perfect home in New York. He saw the need for a real estate agency that was capable of catering to a full range of New Yorkers. His aim was simple: to create a truly service-oriented real estate firm with expert agents that worked hard for sellers, buyers, renters, and landlords.

Benjamin James was founded in 1993, and has become a leading firm in the New York City real estate market. Under Ferrari’s reinvigorated leadership in 2006, Benjamin James Real Estate began to more closely focus on work with developers to market new buildings more effectively by harnessing its profile as a young and progressive company of creative and savvy New Yorkers.

At the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival, James helped produce two films that had their world premiere as official selections of the fest. James co-produced the romantic comedy Kettle of Fish that starred Gina Gerson (Face/Off, The Insider) and Matthew Modine (Any Given Sunday, Full Metal Jacket) and was exhibited at the Cannes Film Festival. The other- a short film directed by actor Mike Doyle (TV’s Law & Order: SVU)- titled Shiner and starred Tony-nominated actress Amy Ryan (‘A Street Car Named Desire’).

James Ferrari is also a prolific painter and has also been involved in several film projects starting in 2004 when he was contacted by Fox Films to work as a liaison to Namibia. It was through Mr. Ferrari’s contacts and enterprising that principle photography was able to commence on the production of Flight of the Phoenix. 
  • 2011 collective intelligence conference
  • 2010 participated in MIT online Media lab.
  • 2009 -2013 Digital public library

A subsidiary of his arts collective Tribal Truth 2025. FMP has been the umbrella company for a myriad of media-based projects, including two feature films shot in South Africa.

James Ferrari attended Hunter College, majoring in Political Science, with continuing education in globalization and intergration of economies and cultures and its effect in the beginning of the 21st Century.

Currently James Is interested in technoscience and the broader utilization hyper connectivity across the globe.

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