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James A. Goins
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James A. Goins

New Member, Male, from Los Angeles

I will score the first 3 projects who respond to this post for free. (Period) No catch. james@jamesagoins.com Dec 17, 2017

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      James A. Goins
      I will score the first 3 projects who respond to this post for free. (Period) No catch. james@jamesagoins.com
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    Gender:
    Male
    Home Page:
    http://www.jamesagoins.com
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Occupation:
    Composer, Director, Writer
    School / Class Year:
    CSUDH - BA, UCLA - Film Scoring, Grand Canyon Univ. Executive MBA
    James comes with a background in teaching, writing, directing and composing both for theatre and film.

    He has studied music under Emmy Award winning and Academy Award nominated composers such as Gerald Fried (Roots, Roots: The Next Generation, Star Trek, Napoleon and Josephine) Thom Sharp (When Harry Met Sally, City Slickers, Aladdin, Little Mermaid) Jerry Grant (Quantum Leap, Hired to Kill, Hunter) and composition under Dr. Russell Steinberg one of America's leading Neo-Classical composers, performer and Lecturer.

    He was the study for Ed Solomon's (writer of Men in Black, Charlie's Angels, Imagine That) character Miles Evans for which Morgan Freeman played in the 2003 film Levity. He has been the subject an original autobiographical television pilot written by Jeff Fiskin (Cutter's Way, Revenge, The 60's, The 70's) and produced by Linda Obst (Adventures in Babysitting, Sleepless in Seattle, Contact) called Homeboyz dealing with the care and nurturing of hardened gang members and student dropouts in Watts and south central Los Angeles in the 1990's. James has been featured in many articles and television programs dealing with youth-at-risk and gang intervention.

    All the while, James was writing and directing plays, producing, composing music, writing musicals and going to film school on his spare time - in between commuting 150 miles a day from Palmdale, California to Compton California to teach alternative school education each morning. He has been directly or indirectly involved in the entertainment industry for over 30 years.

    As a writer - James has written and produced four musicals. "This Time and Age" A Musical Opera, "Way Back When" A Musical Fairy Tale, "Times Up" and "Bridget’s Girl." He has written a screenplay a teleplay and one anthology called "Today's Anthology" a series of monologues and a one act play. He has also produced several non-musical works as well.

    As a director James has directed such diverse works as Jesus Christ Superstar, Pippin, Bye Bye Birdie, A Raisin in the Sun, The Piano Lesson, Barefoot in the Park, The Colored Museum, Taming of the Shrew, The Tempest, The Dutchman and more.

    As a composer, he has composed original music for musicals, plays and film. His work on "Bridget's Girl" won the 2008 Chameleon Theatre Circle award for Best Musical for which he wrote the music. In addition to composing original music for his own CD "Born to Score!”. James' passion for the arts is matched only by his passion for his family. James retired from teaching in 2007.

    James holds a BA in Theatre from California State University Dominguez Hills and a Executive MBA from Grand Canyon University. He also completed the UCAL program in Film Scoring with honors and received his California Teaching Credential, and a Ryan Designated Subjects Vocational Education Credential in Theatre Arts. He is a member of BMI, the Recording Academy or NARAS (GRAMMYS),New Musicals, Inc., the American Composers Forum, The Playwrights' Center, Dramatists Guild of America and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.