James E. Carter
WRITER-CREATOR-DIRECTOR-TECH DIRECTOR-LIGHT DESIGNER-GAFFER-CINEMATOGRAPHER-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
IASTE Member since 2000/ EQUITY/ SAG/AFTRA /WGAE
Cell 1 (347) 526-5211
Email: [email protected]
Electrician Gaffer/Shooter Experience in The Film. Television and Commercial Industry for 30 years :
O.P.Lamp, Shooter, Rigger/Electrician: Partner Truck, Fleishman Is In Trouble, Law and Order SVU, WooLoo, Disney's Not Okay, Riley Short Film 2021 (HULU) The Sinner 3rd Season, CBS BULL, Fox Prodigal Son, Saint C, Daylight Daycare, Dickerson, West Side Story-NYC 2019 ABC EMERGENCE, Law and Order, Mrs.Fletcher(Season 1) FOSSE (Netflix), Project Runaway, Elementary(CBS) Jessica Jones (Netflix) Tales of Two Cities, The Punisher (Netflix) New Amsterdam (CBS), "The Sun is Also A Star"(Feature) The Enemy Within (CBS), The Deuce (HBO), The Enemy Within (NBC), Jessica Jones (Netflix), New Amsterdam (NBC), Tales Of The City (Netflix) God Friended Me ( Season 1 and 3 ) CBS) The New Orange is Black ( Season 7 HBO),.BULL ( Season 4 CBS) Law and Order, The Sun Is Also A Star, The Code (CBS), The Last O.G.(Season 3), Mrs. Fletcher (Season 1) Tale of The City, Saturday Night Live (NBC), West Side Story (2020), EMERGENCE ( Season 1 ABC), Madam Secretary (Season 6) The Sinner (Season 1 and 3), Prodigal Son (Season 1) Faces (Season 1) The ILIZA Shlesinger Sketch Show ( 2019 Season 1 Nexflix). Harlem, City on the Hill. Manifest.
Channel 11/Pix 11 News-NY 2011+
(Electric Dept & Lights Board Operator/Props Master) NY, N.Y.C
NBC: New York Live and Local News, NYC 2015-2018
(Props Master/Stage Hand/Sub Light Board Operator)
In House Lights Designer and Board Operator at National Black Theater
Harlem, N.Y.C (1996-2008)
ABC Good Morning America NYC (2000+ Electric Dept.)
Jazz Lincoln Center NYC ( 2016+ Prop Master, Carpenter.)
Riverside Drive Theater, N.Y.C (Tech Director-5 Years 2013-2016)
Aaron Davis Hall, N.Y.C Harlem ( 1995-1998,
Props Master/Lighting Designer, Electrician/Board Operator)
CBS “As The World Turns”
(Lighting & Props Dept. N.Y.C 1999-2016)
CBS The Late Night Show with David Letterman
(2007-2014 Lighting Dept. FX. N.Y.C.)
Broadway & Off :
10/2021: I will be working with https://broadwayinspirationalvoices.org/
For a concert in NYC Dec 6,2021 /SYMPHONY SPACE, NYC as their Tech Director/Light Designer😇
2020 A Day In The Crib Reading NYC (Stage Manager/Lighting Director)
2015-2018 Growing Up Gonzales (NYC, Philly, and Chicago) Lighting Designer and Light Board Operator
6/2015 Julius Caesar (All Female Version: Harlem Shakespeare Festival) Lighting Designer, The Mist, NYC
2013 I Got The Last Laugh! (Inspired By The Life and Times of Jackie "MOMS" Mabley.) General Manager, Lighting & Sound Designer, Production Manager, and Executive Producer-36th St Theatre, NY
6/2015: Invincible A Glorious Tribute To The King Of POP Michael Jackson ( Production Manager for Sun-Song Productions) The APOLLO Theatre, NYC.
5/2015: Baby Hold On To Me ( The Gerald Levert Story-Lighting Designer) at The Beacon Theatre, NYC and Newark Symphony Hall, NJ.
6/2015: Julius Caesar (All Female) The Mist, NY (Lighting Designer)
11/2014: Syncopated Ladies (Production Manager and Lighting Designer) Gerald W. Lynch Theatre, NY and Washington D.C
8/2014 The Vanguard Of Avant-Garde (Nat King Cole Story) (Co-Director, Lighting & Set Designer, Production Manager and Producer) at RSDT, NYC
The Importance of Being Earnest at The Poet's Den Theatre 2013 (Light Designer)
Tongue Of Fire Choir at The Apollo Theatre, N.Y.C. (Light Designer)
Do Wop Love at The National Black Theatre, N.Y.C 2009 (Light Designer)
Accept/Except At The National Black Theatre, N.Y.C 2010 (Light Designer)
A Season In The Congo at The Lion Theatre, NYC (Light Designer)
The Shaneequa Chronicles at The National Black Theatre, NYC
(Lighting Designer & FX)
I lost my Heart in Haiti:8/ 2010 (Lighting Designer)- At The Producer Club, N.Y.C)
The Warrior and the Turn Style: at the ATA, N.Y.C 2010-(Lighting Designer)
Queen Esther Marrow and the Harlem Gospel Singers (Stage Manager)
Riverside Church, N.Y.C.2000-2001
Rolling on the T.O.B.A. (Head Electrician and Tech Director) Kit Kat Club, N.Y.C.1999-2000
Heaven and the Home Boy (Stage Manager and Prop Master) N.J. 1997
Dick Gregory Live (Stage Manager and Lighting Designer) N.Y.C 1996
Michael Jackson’s Sisterella (Stage Manager) N.Y.C 1995
Chitin Circuit (Production Stage Manager) N.Y.C 1995
The Boys Choir Of Harlem/Tour and On Broadway
(Stage Manager) 1993-1997
Mama I Want To Sing (Props Master) N.Y.C 1983-85
Sophisticated Ladies on Broadway (Production Assistant) N.Y.C 1981
A Soldier's Story Theater Four NYC (Prop Master)
2002: Usher/Faith Evans/Nas USA Tour (Lighting Director/Key Board Tech for Faith Evans)
1997: The Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre (Production Manager and Tech Director)
1996: RCA Records Recording Artists: SWV Tour (Production Manager/Lighting Director)
1996: RCA Recording Artists: Black Girl Tour (Stage Manager)
1993-1995: The Boys Choir of Harlem, NYC (Production Stage Manager/Stage Manager)
1989- 1993: Black Expo U.S.A. (8 States)
(Stage Manager, Lighting Designer, and Light Board Operator)
Lighting Designer :
2010 Audelco Award Winner and 3x Nominated
2003 Faith Evan Tour (USA)
1999-2009 The New Flushing Town Hall Theatre (Queens, N.Y.C )
1999: From My Hometown at Triad (Manhattan, N.Y.C )
1998: Forever MPeta at Henry Street Settlement ( N.Y.C )
1998: Imajin (Jive Records Recording Artists)
1997 SWV (RCA Records Recording Artists)
1997: Zhane (Motown Records Recording Artists)
1996: Monica (Arista Records Recording Artist)
1995: Xscape (So-So Def/Columbia Recording Artist)
2000 Faith Evans (Bad Boys Records Recording Artist)
TV & Film :
2020 LIFE TIME. Short Film (Cinematographer/Gaffer/Written and Director) NYC.
2021 Tales From The Gravestones, Short Film (Cinematographer/Gaffer/Written and Director) NYC.
2019 I GOT THE LAST LAUGH! ( Inspired by The Life and Times of Jackie "MOMS" Mabley )
( Gaffer/Production Designer/Costumes Designer/Cinematographer and Executive Producer/Co-Director) NYC.
4/2016 CLUB 94 (Feature/TV) ( Created & Story Line, AD, Art Director/Cinematographer, and Gaffer) NYC.
8/2015 DAWSON'S (TV Pilot) Gaffer/Created and Co-Director James E.Carter
( Executive Producer/A.D/Cinematographer/ Art Director and Gaffer.) NYC.
1999- 2000 CBS As The World Turns (Props/Electric/Carpenter/Special Effects Dept.) NYC.
2001-Current ABC Good Morning America (Electric / Lighting/ FX Dept.) NYC.
Cotton Club: The Movie (Production Assistant) NYC.
The Billie Holiday Theatre Brooklyn N.Y.C (5 Years as a Production Assistant, Stage Crew, FX, Prop Master, Set Builder, Painter.)
The Late Great Felix E. Cochran (Costumes & Set Design: Assistant for 4 years at The Billie Holiday Theater, Bklyn, NYC.)
Ken Hanson, Dwight RB Cook, The Late Great Charlie Blackwell, David Blackwell & Lisa Blackwell: Stage Managing and Directing.
Kashif and Brian K. Morgan (Executive Producers/Song Writing/Composer/Arranger and Master Mixing: Intern and Choreographer for Taylor Made, (Male Singing Group under Kashif Label.)