Michael Joseph James
is a music & television production veteran. He's a 3rd
generation Universal Studios employee, but left the studio
as a music composer rep. He placed main title music for "Seinfeld",
"Who's the Boss?", and "227". At 525 Post,
Michael put producers and facility together for ABC's "Twin
Peaks". Back at Universal, he oversaw the MCA Records
consolidation project of the ABC, Dunhill, Checker/Chess,
and Paramount masters. Next, post-production coordinator for
NBC's "Law & Order" and "Crime & Punishment".
"Northern Exposure" as an assistant sound editor.
In 1991, JMS Video Universal City was formed. Along with
actor reels, JMS produced promos for MCA/Universal's Television
& Tour Groups National Sales force. Sony Pictures contracted
JMS for it's monthly Music Video Reel of current artists.
Celebrity tribute reels became a specialty.
Michael produced Sundance's DEVO/BECK concert (airing on
Bravo!) with 2200 in attendance. Other film fest credits include
the Los Angeles Int'l Film Fest, and the Savannah Film Festival
- where he's on the Advisory Board. His years as a freelance
shooter/editor at KCBS/KCAL, Fox Sports, E!, ABC, and Bravo
added hard-news ENG, sports, and magazine shooting expertise.
Clients & producers count on Michael James for creativity,
professionalism, and "good phone".