Albert (Alby) JAMES

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1954-05-24
Education St David's C of E Sch London, Southgate Tech Coll London, UEA (BA)
Books & Publications Publications introduction to Death and the King's Horseman by Wole Soyinka (1997)
Recreations listening to music, reading, photography, politics, foreign travel
Clubs N/A
Style Alby James, Esq
Career theatre dir, prodr/dir for radio, film and TV drama, trainer and conslt; Arts Cncl trainee asst dir English Stage Co 1979-80, asst dir RSC (Barbican) 1982-83, artistic dir and chief exec Temba Theatre Co 1984-93, radio drama prodr and dir 1994-96, radio and TV drama prodr, trainer an devpt conslt UK and S Africa 1996-99, head of screenwriting and external devpt Northern Film Sch Leeds Met Univ 1999-2006, academic ldr for media and performance London Met Univ 2006-07, head of devpt Eon Screenwriters' Workshop 2007-09, ind prodr and conslt 2009-; prodns incl: Meetings (Hampstead Theatre) 1982, Scrape off the Black (Temba) 1985, Pantomime (Temba and Leicester Haymarket) 1985, Woza Albert (Temba) 1986, Romeo and Juliet (Temba and Contact Theatre) 1988, Porgy and Bess (assoc dir, Glyndebourne Festival Opera) 1986 and 1987 (also ROH, BBC TV and Primetime TV 1992), Glory (Temba and Derby Playhouse) 1989, Fences (Liverpool Playhouse and Garrick Theatre London) 1990, Ghosts (Temba tour) 1991, My Children, My Africa (Watermill Theatre) 1993, The Ramayana (BBC Radio 4) 1994, The Roads to Freedom (BBC Radio 4) 1994, Taking Sides (BBC Radio 3, nominated Best Dramatisation) 1996, Aman (BBC World Service) 1997, Short Stories from Southern Africa (Ulwazi for SABC) 1996, three Wallace and Gromit audio books (Best Production Award for Wallace and Gromit in The Lost Slipper Sony Awards 1998), exec prodr Dramatic Encounters a series of short films for SABC 1998-99, creative prodr Thetha Mswawa (Speak Out, for SABC) 1999, Nothing But The Truth (BBC Radio 3) 2002, exec prodr Shakespeare in Mzanzi for TV, exec prodr 5 new original drama series for SABC 2006-07, exec prodr I'm Going to Change My Name (Anniko Films) 2009-10; consultancies incl revising commissioning procedures TV Div SABC 1998-99; report for Broadcasting Standards Cmmn (Cultural Diversity, Equality of Opportunity and Enterprise with Responsibility, for new regulatory structure for electronic media) 2003, plan for content-led industry devpt Nigerian Film Corp; training progs incl: SEDIBA training and devpt prog for NFVF SA 2005-, Triangle for Screen Yorkshire 2010-, Kultburo script lab Russia 2010-13; specialist advsr for performing arts CNAA 1989-92; memb: Gen Advsy Cncl BBC 1987-91, Bd Screen Yorks Ltd 2002-07, Bd First Light Movies Ltd 2004-14; jury memb Berlinale's World Cinema Fund 2007-11; memb BAFTA 2007-
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