Jim Weiss

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JIM WEISS has been a storyteller for over 25 years. In June, 1989, Jim decided to do something more with the craft that he had formerly practiced solely for pleasure. He and his wife, Randy, formed a production company, Greathall Productions, and have thus far produced forty eight (48) storytelling recordings with enticing titles from classical literature, such as Greek Myths, King Arthur and Sherlock Holmes. Jim’s Greathall line is the recipient of more than 100+ major national awards from The American Library Association, Parents’ Choice Foundation, NAPPA, the Parents’ Council, The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, The Film Advisory Board, Parents’ Guide to Children’s Media Award and more. Weiss’ newest releases are “Julius Caesar and the Story of Rome” and “Carry On, Mr. Bowditch.”

June, 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of greathall productions.
* Real live storytelling

Jim travels extensively throughout The United States, giving live performances at stores, libraries, schools and community events. He has hosted and starred in a PBS television pilot that won a Northern California Emmy for “Best Children’s Show,” and has even performed at THE WHITE HOUSE Annual Easter Event. As a storyteller, Jim’s performances have been described as exciting and enchanting. His connection to his audience is magnetic and interactive, proof positive that storytelling today rejuvenates one of the first and most personal forms of entertainment. Adults and children alike leave the performance feeling that they have really met characters from a wide range of classic literature and folk tales. Jim’s presentations garner heightened respect for the art of storytelling and the literature itself.
* Awards & Honors

Jim Weiss and Greathall Productions
is the proud recipient of the following awards:

    Parents’ Guide to Children Media Award
    Parents’ Choice Foundation Gold and Silver Awards
    Film Advisory Board Award
    Oppenhiem Best Audio Award
    The American Library Association Notable
    Children’s Recording Award
    Storytelling World Award
    Booklist Editor’s Choice Award
    Pegasus Award
    AudioFile Earphones Award
    The Old Schoolhouse Award
    Practical Homeschool Readers Award
    Children’s Music Web Award
    Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice and Seal of Excellence Award(s)
    INDIE Award
    NAPPA Silver and Gold Award(s)