Jim premieres songs from “Witch’s Night Out” at the Dreamworks/ASCAP Musical Theater Workshop


Last weekend, Jim participated,  with his collaborator Rye Mullis, in the acclaimed Dreamworks/ASCAP Musical Theater Workshop, where songs from his new musical Witch’s Night Out were premiered.  The selections were musically directed by Christy Crowl, with performers Brooke deRosa, Susan Boyd Joyce, Randy Crenshaw, Alex Back, Brian Gallagher, Brooke Engen, and Katharine Leonard, and Chandra Lee Schwartz.

The workshop is run by Academy and Grammy Award-winning composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz, whose credits include hit Broadway shows Wicked, Godspell and Pippin, the Walt Disney films Enchanted, Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame and the DreamWorks film The Prince of Egypt.

Jim scores the new comedy Fifty Shades of Black, starring Marlon Wayans


Jim recently completed the score to the new parody film Fifty Shades of Black, by Marlon Wayans and Rick Alvarez.  Directed by Michael Tiddes (A Haunted House) the spoof stars Marlon Wayans, Kali Hawk and Jane Seymour.  The film, featuring Jim’s music, will be in theaters on January 29, 2016, and you can check out the trailer here:


Jim composes theme for Investigation Discovery’s new show, “Bad Blood”


Jim has composed the main title theme for the new television series, “Bad Blood”, which starts airing Dec 2 on Investigation Discovery.  The eight-part series  brings viewers front row as estranged families confront one another about a crime that rocked the family, uncover new information about the case, and ultimately seek forgiveness for their actions.