James Clarke is the writer of the recently published THE FILMS OF PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIO. His new book , from Columbia University Press , is entitled BODIES IN HEROIC MOTION: THE CINEMA OF JAMES CAMERON.
In 2011, Kamera published James's book MOVIE MOVEMENTS: FILMS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD OF CINEMA.
James is also the writer of THE VIRGIN FILM GUIDE: WAR FILMS amongst other titles.
As a scriptwriter and producer James is currently involved in the production of a number of short educational films for the online audience.
James has contributed content to THE WALLFLOWER PRESS CRITICAL GUIDE TO NORTH AMERICAN DIRECTORS , THE ROUGH GUIDE TO FILM and UNDER FIRE: A CENTURY OF WAR MOVIES. He has also contributed material to the book THE TEACHER'S ANIMATION TOOLKIT which is published in autumn 2011.
James has written the screenstory for the British short film CHASING COTARDS (2010). As a producer, James co-produced the BAFTA longlisted short film SPACE DANCE (2001) and worked for a decade in community media as a writer and producer. He recently directed and produced a short film adaptation of The Tempest for the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
As a commentator on film, James has appeared on Channel 4 and Channel Five and on the BBC World Service.
James has written for a range of outlets including MOVIESCOPE magazine,SFX magazine, 3D WORLD magazine, EMPIRE magazine, IMAGINE animation magazine and RESURGENCE magazine. He has taught at the University of Warwick, the University of Sussex, the University of Gloucestershire, City College Brighton and Hereford College of Arts.
James is currently at work developing several new writing projects.