"Music has charms to soothe the savage beast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak"

- William Congreve, The Mourning Bride (1697)

 

JAMES COVELL began his career writing music immediately after graduating in music composition from USC. He has been working ever since scoring, songwriting, conducting and arranging in every medium. James has written scores for many feature films, including LEFT BEHIND, recorded with the London Symphony, based on the best selling book series of the same name. That Soundtrack CD, and other Covell soundtracks are available. Along with his work in film, James has worked for all four of the major networks scoring Pilots, TV Movies, Specials and Series. Currently running is the Emmy award winning TV series “Last Shot With Judge Gunn”. James has also written a full-scale musical play entitled A HOUSE DIVIDED and an Orchestral Trumpet Concerto. His other commissioned Orchestral works premiered with great success by the Denver Symphony. James lives in Valley Village, California with his wife and their two Wonder Boys, Christopher and Cameron who are both filmakers!!

FEATURE FILMS

 
THE LIST
Director: Gary Wheeler
Fox/Crown Entertainment

EXECUTION
Director: Steven Scaffidi

Ghost Rider Productions

FALL OF NIGHT
Director: Derrick Warfel

Winter Star Productions

LEFT BEHIND 
Producer: Ralph Winter, Joe Goodman
Director: Vic Sarin
Cast: Brad Johnson, Kirk Cameron

Namesake Entertainment

THE RIDE
Producer: John Shepherd
Director: Michael Sajbel
Cast: Michael Biehn, Jennifer Blanc

World Wide Pictures

THE ELEVATOR
Producer: Brian Shuster
Director: Arthur Borman, Nigel Dick
Cast: Martin Landau, Martin Sheen

HBO/Cabin Fever   

SANTA WITH MUSCLES
Producer: Brian Shuster
Director: John Murlowski
Cast: Hulk Hogan, Ed Begley Jr.

Cabin Fever   

MAX
Director: James O'keeffe
Starring: Frederic Lane

168 Hour Multiple Award Winning Short
   

TELEVISION & SPECIALS:

 
DENNIS THE MENACE CHRISTMAS
Director: Ron Oliver
Warner Bros. - MOW

YEARBOOK - The High School Musical
Producer: Dramatic Publishing
Written by: D. Rice, M. Michetti

Dramatic Publishing

SOMETHING TO SING ABOUT
Producer: World Wide Pictures
Director: Charlie Jordan
Cast: Darius McCrary, Tamera Mowry

B.E.T. - MOW
THE HOMECOMING
Producer: World Wide Pictures
Director: Rocky Lane
Producer: John Shepherd
TBN - MOW

HEADLINERS & LEGENDS WITH MATT LAUER Producer:   MSNBC Channel
Profiles:   Hugh Hefner, Phil Hartman

MSNBC

AMERICAN DETECTIVE
Producer: David Simons

ABC - Series  

BREAK THE SILENCE
Producer: Arnold Shapiro
Host: Jane Seymour

CBS - Special

LENNY & SID
Producer: Tony Bancroft, Ben Chambers, Bo Ferger
Children's Animated Series

Toonacious Entertainment

SECRETS OF SUCCESS
#1 TV Series in Romania & China

Red Line Studios

The ED BEGLEY JR. SHOW
Producer: Castle Rock

CBS - Pilot

U.S. MARSHALS (current)
Producer: Andrew Solt

TLC - Series

The HUNT FOR AMAZING TREASURES (current)
Producer: Andrew Solt

TLC - Series

HEADLINERS & LEGENDS WITH MATT LAUER
Producer: MSNBC Channel
Profiles: Hugh Hefner, Phil Hartman

MSNBC

THE NEW GET SMART
Producer: HBO
Cast: Don Adams, Andy Dick

Fox
POWERPLAY
Producer:   World Wide Pictures
Director:   Rocky Lane
Producer: John Shepherd
TBN - MOW

SMART GUYS
Producer: Imagine Entertainment, Ron Howard
Director: Jonathan Lynn

NBC - Pilot 

"CHANGED LIVES: Miracles of the Passion"
Producer:   Jody Eldred
Host:   Julie Moran

PAX - 1 Hr. Special

The STEPHANIE MILLER SHOW
Producer: Disney
Host: Stephanie Miller

UPN - Series

ZAZOO U
Producer: Film Roman
Network Sat. am Animation Series

Fox - Series

McGEE & ME!
Producer: TLC Entertainment
Children's #1 selling Video Series & TV Specials

ABC - Week-end Specials
K10C
Producer: TLC Entertainment
Children's #1 selling Video Series & TBN
TBN & Best selling Video series

COME THE MORNING
Producer: World Wide Pictures
Director: Michael Sajbel
Cast: John Schneider

Syndicated MOW

LAND OF ENCHANTMENT
Producer: Dave Ellis
Host: Peter Strauss

Disney

SECRET ADVENTURES
Producer: TLC Entertainment
Format: Children's series

Direct-to-Video Series
   
COMMISSIONED ORCHESTRAL WORKS:
Colorado Symphony/Mark Gould Conductor
Trumpet Concerto - 2003 Premiered with an L.A. Symphony Orchestra
 

AWARDS:

Damah Film Festival Best Film, 2003 and 2004, Best of 168 Hr. Film Festival, Best score, Sabbaoth Film Festival, Milan, Angel Awards, Dove Awards, etc.

 

ADDITIONAL REFERENCES:

Ralph Winter                                                Producer "X-Men", "Planet of the Apes"
Richard Kaufman                                         MGM Music
David Grossman                                          Paramount Music
Martha Williamson                                       Exec. Prod. - "Touched By An Angel"
Michael Warren                                            Exec. Prod. - Warner Bros. Television

 

ATTORNEY: Bob Myman - Myman, Abel, Fineman, Greenspan & Associates

 

AWARDS/HONORS: List available upon request

 

UNION & SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS:

ASCAP
AFM - Local 47
The Society of Composers & Lyricists (SCL)

 

Publishing Company: JKC Music