James begins work on Pirates of the Caribbean with Jerry Bruckheimer, Gore Verbinski, and Klaus Badelt. This movie is due to release on July 9th. Great movie…Great music.
James begins arranging music for Hans Zimmer on Ridley Scott’s new feature film, Matchstick Men.
James begins preliminary work on a documentary for HBO. This project focuses on Oakland, California in the 60’s and 70’s with particular attention to the A’s and the Raiders.
James completes work on a two-hour ESPN show about the greatest sporting events of the 20th Century. Check ESPN.com for show times.
James writes string and piano arrangements for a band called The Chesterfields. The producer and engineer, Charlie Martinez, attended high school with James and has gone on to engineer for Keith Richards and Mick Jagger amongst other top recording artists.
James finishes an hour long documentary for the History Channel based on the Louisiana Purchase. This project, produced by Jonathan Grupper (National Geographic, “Ascent”), will be airing sometime this spring.
James finishes a commercial spot for director Adam Turner. This commmercial features some cool special effects and will play in New Mexico over the next few months.
James finishes a commercial spot for the U.S. Marines. This beautifully produced spot will be airing nationwide this spring.
James completes work on Tears of the Sun with Hans Zimmer and begins composing a show for the History Channel about the Louisiana Purchase. A two hour show for ESPN is in the works, dedicated to the ten greatest sporting confrontations in the 20th century.
James begins writing additional music for the upcoming movie Tears of the Sun starring Bruce Willis. This project will score sometime towards the end of January.