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Actor, Director, Writer, Creator,  Light Designer, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Electrician, Carpenter, Prop Master, Stage Manager, Tech Director,  Creative and accomplished Creative Director and Producer with extensive experience in the film, television, and commercial industry. Proven track record of successful projects with a focus on excellence in lighting design. Awarded the 2010 Audelco Award for Best Lighting Designer and an EMMY for ABC Good Morning America, Adept at managing productions and teams, ensuring seamless execution from concept to completion.


  • Electrician / Production Manager / Light Designer 

    • Broadway:

      • I Got the Last Laugh! (Writer, Gaffer, Production Designer, Costume Designer, Cinematographer, and Executive Producer/Co-Director)

      • Syncopated Ladies (Production Manager and Lighting Designer)

      • Julius Caesar (All Female) (Lighting Designer)

      • The Vanguard of Avant-Garde (Nat King Cole Story) (Co-Director, Lighting & Set Designer, Production Manager and Producer)

    • Off-Broadway:

      • A Day in the Crib (Stage Manager and Lighting Director)

      • Growing Up Gonzales (Lighting Designer and Light Board Operator)

      • Julius Caesar (All Female Version: Harlem Shakespeare Festival) (Lighting Designer)

    • Television:

      • EMERGENCE (Season 1 ABC)

      • 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 (Seasons 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.

    • Film:

      • LIFE TIME (Cinematographer/Gaffer/Written and Director) NYC.

      • Tales From The Gravestones (Cinematographer/Gaffer/Written and Director) NYC.

      • CLUB 94 (Feature/TV) ( Created & Story Line, AD, Art Director/Cinematographer, and Gaffer) NYC.

      • DAWSON'S (TV Pilot) Gaffer/Created and Co-Directed ( Executive Producer/A.D/Cinematographer/ Art Director and Gaffer.)



   J​ames E. Carter    

Award-Winning Creative Director with 30+ Years of Experience based in New York City


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