Freddy James lived in New York City and studied in numerous capacities in acting writing and film production. His goal was to work in the entertainment industry. He then started his acting career at the New Jersey Public Theater, after three years his first important assignments came when he was asked by that Theater to produce direct and coordinate several other productions. He then moved on to his chosen profession in film and television in a free-lance capacity.
Film Credits include
Law & Order, Law & Order Criminal Intent, The Hit Man, Hunter, Robocop, Prizzi's Honor, Without A trace, Night Hawks, The Son Of Sam, Fort Apache The Bronx, Lock Up, The Equalizer, Silent Death, The Second, Money Talks, All My Children, Lonely And The Brave, Conversations With The Underground, Kane And Able, Zelig, Godlike, Turk 182!, The Train, Offbeat, Hometown, Nynex Telephone, Sports Illustrated, and Dr. Pepper.
His rewritten screenplays for independent production companies and producers include Snow Job for Leonard Schwende of the (DGA) Directors Guild of America. Also adapted from the books Stalins Gold and The Reckoning Trail for Mr. Richard B. Talbot none for his writing and developing of books, magazine articles, games and educational materials for children. In 2014 James received fifteen low-budget titles from one production company for rewrites, a copy of these titles are available upon request.
He then signed on with Reina Productions as executive in charge of project development. His duties included: budgeting, script revisions, directing rehearsals, staging for shooting, locations, equipment and crew bookings, negotiating actors contracts, lab and rental house negotiations, also negotiating financing with investors.
Additional undertakings included: For Cooper and Dante's productions as the creator of the old TV series The Young Cry Help, and Its Your Business. He wrote all pilots, scripts, budgets, casting of all visitors appearing also produced and directed all pilots. At BP production studio his duties included film budgeting and negotiating film investments with investors.
He was then approached by the Jersey City Council to function as Technical Director for the highly publicized TV's 100 Birthday Celebration Salute to Lady Liberty Children of the Immigrants. In 1995 he was then called by Senator Paul Simon of the United States Senate to oversee all phases of development for the new documentary entitled: Soldiers of Misfortune The Persian Gulf War.
James began sharing his knowledge and wisdom of his experiences at the Sallazza Theater Institute in New Jersey, there he coached actors, instructed students on inside information about the industry, and counseled novice filmmakers on maintaining professional and motivation. He has also done motivational speaking on career awareness in various schools in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
James worked with Children's programming as a consultant on Fluff The Bear, and the Let's Create TV series, consulted and created the corporate Logo for the Stirring Things Up With the Calico Penny Kitten TV series. Due to his previous experience and success in the Children's television market he has currently created and will be producing his own series.
In 2017 he will produce several Children's Educational TV series, his current projects are Parenting Parents (the fine art of raising children in a modern family unit for Parents and Grandparents). And Roddy Raccoon (practical living skills and moral values for Children in todays world). Also (Stirring Things Up With The Little Raccoons). (Let's Create Something With The Little Raccoons). Freddy James and award winning graphic designer and Illustrator Michael D. Ericsson from American Greeting Cards design the characters and costumes. Other tie-ins are The Young Cry Help for teens). It's Your Business (the failures an successes on the dos and don'ts of the industry). Including The Journey (which is intended for first time entrepreneurs on the dos and don'ts of the deal).
Mr. James completed the writing of his first screenplay Last Hour Of Honor and successfully raised $700,000 from M.J.M. investment group for the film production, but had to return it for lack of raising the rest of the budget. He also successfully raised $300.000 from a UK investment group for the making of the Parenting Parents and the Roddy Raccoon projects witch he refused to accept.
He is the Author of the book (from smoke screen to the silver screen the new breed of first time investors) soon to be published. He is a member of the (AFI) American film institute, and soon to be a signed signatory of the (DGA) Directors Guild Of America. Also a investors consultant in the motion picture and television industry for investors on (the dos and don'ts of the deal.
After thirty-eight years in the industry, Freddy James know longer qualifies as an outsider