James was born and raised in Austin, Texas. Being 4th generation Austin-born, James knows the expansion and growth of Austin more than most. A serial entrepreneur, he is co-founder of several Austin establishments including Lucky’s Puccias and Pizzeria, a favorite for Italian pizza, now operating at 2 locations. He owns Mort Subite, Austin’s first and only Belgian bar, located downtown on 3rd & Congress Ave. He has consulted numerous startups and entrepreneurs on how to kickstart their businesses and reach new levels.
In addition to his nominations for writing and producing live theatre, James recently Executive Produced the feature film Dirty Weekend starring Matthew Broderick and Alice Eve, purchased and distributed by Entertainment One. Rent or buy it on iTunes here. Now on Steam you can watch his ScyFy action film, Hard Reset.
He is also the inventor of two U.S patents and founder of CopyRightNow, a mobile algorithm allowing content creators the ability to copyright intellectual property from their mobile devices.