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Director, Writer, Creator, A.D, Producer Supervisor, Production Manager, Production Stage Manager, Prop Master, Light & Sound Designer, Cinematographer, Director of Photography, Lighting Director, Gaffer, Virtual Technical Director, Technical Director and General Manager.

My Goals :

Be part of a successful team in Films, Stages , Commercials and Television Productions. To utilize my enthusiasm , Skills and organized time management methods to meet deadlines and execute production demands 

EMMY Awards For 2016-2017 GOOD MORNING AMERICA (ABC)  

2020 NYC BEST SHORTS Recognition Cinematographer

by James E. Carter / Directed by Victor Arnez  Co-Directed by James E.Carter (USA),

For: I GOT THE LAST LAUGH! (Inspired by The Life and Times of Jackie "MOMS" Mabley) Film Short

2021 NYC BEST SHORTS Recognition Cinematographer "LIFETIME" Written and Directed by James E. Carter

AUDELCO Awards 2010 Winner for Best Lights Design for Steve Carter's Pecong @ The National Black Theater, NYC.

3x AUDELCO Awards Nominated for Light Designer 2011,2012,2013

Stage Productions :

12/2022: Crossroad Theater,NJ. Production of Chicken & Biscuits (Stage Play Directed by Lynda Gravatt) Light Designer

2022 NEC Cutting Edge Playhouse: Emerging Playwrights Competition: (Mentor Stage Manager and Sound Designer) at Urban Stages, NYC.

2021 BIV Xmas Show: at Symphony Space, NY  (Light Designer & Tech Director) 

2018 BOJANGLES A New Musical by James E. Carter ( Imagenation Raw Space, Harlem, NYC) (Writer & Director)

2017, 2918 Growing Up Gonzales by Felix Rojas ( At The Snapple Theater, The Medince Theater, A.T.T and 777 Theater all in NYC: Light Designer/Tech Director)

2018 Growing Up Gonzales by Felix Rojas in Chicago: Light Designer & Tech Director. (First Latin Theater Festival Oct 10-15,2017 at Vic Garden Theater )

2018 and 2917 I GOT THE LAST LAUGH! ( Inspired by the Life and Times of Jackie "MOMS" Mabley) By James E.Carter at Imagenation Raw Space Harlem, N.Y.C and The Hudson Guild Theater, N.Y.C ( Producer, General Manager, Tech Director, Light and Sound Designer )

2016/5 THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD: The Stage Play Written By Laurence Holder and Directed By Marishka Shanice Phillips at The WOW CAFE THEATER, N.Y.C ( Light & Sound Designer )

2016/5 The Day Before Heaven By Crystal Johnson at The KUMBLE THEATER, Bklyn, N.Y. C ( Production Manager & Light Designer )

2016 Siren's Den (Equity Showcase) St Mark Underground Theater, N.Y.C ( Light Designer )

2015 Baby Hold On To Me ( Light Director/Light Designer ) N.Y.C & NJ.

2014+ Chloe Arnold's Syncopated Ladies (Toured to N.Y.C, and Washington D.C. ( Production Manager & Light Designer )

2014: NAT KING COLE The Vanguard Of Avant-Garde, N.Y.C Riverside Theater (Producer, General Manager, Lights, Set, Sound Designer and Directed )

2013: I Got The Last Laugh! (Inspired by the life and times of Jackie "MOMS" Mabley) by James E. Carter N.Y.C ( Lights, Sound Designer & General Manager )

2013 NUDance At Riverside Theater N.Y.C ( Light Designer )

2012 Served as Head Electrician and Lights Board Operator for Bway Bound Showcase of Serrano by Madeline Sunshine and Directed by Joel Zwick at Foxwoods Studios, N.Y.C

At The Poet's Den Theater, N.Y.C The Importance of Being Earnest ( Light Designer 2013 Audelco Awards Nominated )

Growing Up Gonzales by Felix Rojas. ( 11/2012 Light Designer and FX )

Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra ( 2012 Audelco Awards Nominated )

Massinissa and The Tragedy of The House Of Thunder by Lorey Hayes 2011 ( Audelco Awards Nominated )

11/6/2011: Munched by Kim Porter at The Manhattan Theater, N.Y.C. ( Light Designer )

Do Wop Love, Accept Except, The Hattie McDaniel....What I Need You To Know- Directed by Vickie Reynolds and The Shaneequa Chronicles by Stephanie Berry-Directed by Jeffery V.Thompson all at The National Black Theater, Harlem, N.Y.C ( Light Designer &  Light Board Operator )

A Season In The Congo at The Lion Theater, N.Y.C ( Light Designer )

I Left My Heart In Haiti at The Producer Club, N.Y.C ( Light Designer )

The Turnstyle Warrior at ATA, N.Y.C ( Light Designer )

The Cutting Den @ The SoHo Playhouse, N.Y.C. ( Light Designer )

Production Manager / Stage Manager :

I GOT THE LAST LAUGH! (Jackie "MOMS" Mabley) NYC 2020 ( Raw Space )

Fly Me To Miami: Pre Bway, N.Y.C.

Assistant Director, Production Manager, Lights & Sound Designer for Chloe Arnold's My Life, My Dance at LaMama, N.Y (2/11/2011)

The Rhythm Of A Life with Ted L. Levy @ Triad, N.Y.C.

The Boys Choir Of Harlem, N.Y.C.

Baby That's Rock and Roll ( Changed to Smokey Joe's Cafe) Pre Bway in Chicago. (See Resume for additional Production Manager and Stage Manager Jobs)

Other Jobs : 

Sherri Shepard Show (9/2022 Stagehand/Electrician), The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Electrician), Godfather of Harlem, America Horror Story (Season 12), CBS-The Good Fight, Disney-s New TV Series Fleishman is in Trouble, Partner Truck. Good Morning America (In Lighting Dept-ABC-21 Years-Now), Jazz Lincoln Center-NYC (Prop Master/Carp), NBC New York Live 2016-2018 (Prop Master/Electrician), Channel 11 Pix 11 News ( 7 years, Prop Master/Electrician), College Football & Focus Earth ABC in the Lighting/Electrician Department. James also worked at CBS David Letterman, The Late Night Show (2007-2014 /Electrician Dept & FX, Light Dept.), Jimmy Fallon Show, NBC: Brian William as a Sub /Electrician & Prop Man, and The New Diner in Harlem 2008: former name Gospel Uptown as Sub Light Designer. also worked at the World Famous Apollo Theatre ( 1979-1999 over 18 Years as a Stage Manager, Light Designer, Electrician and Stage Hand), NBC Soap Opera: As The World Turns in the Special Effect Dept 1 year. Other places: BMCC, The Billie Holiday Theatre (1977-1987 for 10 years serving as Stage Manager, Production Assistant, Stage Hand, Costume and Set Apprentice, Town Hall in Flushing Queens as the In-House Light Director/Light Designer for 3 years, New Federal Theatre, Negro Ensemble Company for 3 Years.

TV/Features :

Sherri Shepard Show,FBI,Jigsaw TV Series, Law & Order SVU, Partner Track, Not Okay, Saturday Night Live Feature JLO, The Sinner Season 2, Godfather of Harlem Season 2,  BULL, ILIZA Shlesinger Sketch Show, HIGH TOWN, STARLING, Jessica Jones, West Side Story, The Deuce Season 3, Dickerson, Daylight Daycare and Harlem To name a few. ( All in The Electrician Dept.)


has also worked on Broadway and off Bway and Toured with: Harlem Coffee Shop, Your Arms Too Short To Box With God, Smokey Joe’s Café, The Boys Choir Of Harlem, Mama I Want To Sing, Comin Uptown, Sophisticated Ladies and worked with celebrities as Ted Louis Levy, Patti Labelle, SWV, The Late Great Gregory Hines, Xscape, Kidd Skilly, C-Boogie, Zhane, The Late Great Luther Vandross, Debbie Allen, Phylicia Allen, Carol Woods, Tichina Arnold, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Ralph Carter, Haywood Nelson, Ray Chew, Faith Evans, Imajin, Monica to name a few. 


I GOT THE LAST LAUGH! (Inspired by The Life and Times of Jackie "MOMS" Mabley)

Executive Producer, Cinematographer: James E.Carter, Written by James E.Carter and Victor Arnez Directed by Victor Arnez and Co-Directed by James E.Carter (2019) Based on the Stage Play Written by James E.Carter (2013) 

The trailer:


(C)(WGE) 2020



Executive Producer, Cinematographer, Production Designer, Written and Directed by James E.Carter





🥇Golden Winner -Strings - (Directed and Cinematography by Rodrigo Moreno-Fernandez)


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Tales From The Gravestones


Executive Producer, Cinematographer,Gaffer, Written and Directed by James E.Carter



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