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 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 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.
James finishes additional music work on the Dreamworks move The Ring due out in October. This is a very scary movie with a haunting score by Hans Zimmer. The Ring is directed by Gore Verbinski.
James finishes the score to a documentary for ESPN about Richard Flowers. Flowers was an Olympic track hopeful that tore his hamstring shortly before the tryouts. This project will air this summer on the ESPN Classic channel.
James begins the score to a documentary for National Geographic about the life of Dean Kamen. Dean is an eccentric scientist/inventor from Massachusetts that has created extremely ingenious mechanical products. This is juxtaposed with Dean’s eccentricities and unusual way of living life. This film is directed by Eitan Weinreich and is due to be completed at the end of the …