Carter, James L.

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CARTER, James L.

(James Carter, Jim Carter, J. R. Kane)


Education: Attended San Francisco Art Institute.

Addresses: Agent—The Gersh Agency, 232 North Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Career: Cinematographer.

Awards, Honors: American Society of Cinematographers Award nomination, outstanding achievement in cinematography in regular series, 1999, for Michael Hayes.


Film Cinematographer:

Home Movies (also known as The Maestro), United Artists Classics, 1979.

Don't Answer the Phone! (also known as The Hollywood Strangler), Crown International Pictures, 1980.

Satan's Mistress (also known as Dark Eyes, Demon Rage, and Fury of the Succubus), Motion Picture Marketing, 1981.

Sweet 16 (also known as Sweet Sixteen), Century International, 1983.

Paradise Motel, Saturn International, 1984.

Terminal Entry, United Film, 1986.

(Second unit) Nobody's Fool, Island, 1986.

Deadly Weapon, Empire Pictures, 1989.

Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (also known as Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, TCM3, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3), New Line Cinema, 1990.

Spaced Invaders (also known as Martians!), Buena Vista, 1990.

Playroom (also known as Schizo), Republic Pictures Home Video, 1990.

Back to Back, Concorde, 1990.

One False Move, IRS Media, 1992.

(Second unit: title sequence; as James Carter) Prey of the Chameleon, Prism Pictures, 1992.

The Road Killers (also known as Roadflower), Miramax, 1994.

(As J. R. Kane) In the Heat of Passion II: Unfaithful (also known as Behind Closed Doors and Unfaithful), Concorde–New Horizons, 1994.

F.T.W. (also known as Last Ride), Astral Video, 1994.

Destiny Turns on the Radio, Savoy, 1995.

Gunfighter's Moon, Rysher Entertainment, 1995.

Phoenix, Trimark Pictures, 1998.

My Dog Skip, Warner Bros., 2000.

(Splinter unit; as James Carter) Sweet November, Warner Bros., 2001.

ZigZag, Silver Nitrate, 2002. Tuck Everlasting, Buena Vista, 2002.

The Shape of Things, Focus Features, 2003.

Sleepover, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 2004.

Ladder 49, 2004.

Believe in Me, Buena Vista, 2005.

Film Camera Operator:

(Second unit) Forbidden World, New World, 1982.

(Second unit) Young Giants, 1983.

(Second unit) Stephen King's "Children of the Corn," New World, 1984.

(Concert/music sequences) Thunder Alley, 1985.

(Second unit) Moving Violations, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1985.

(Second unit) The Hitcher, TriStar, 1986.

(Second unit, USA) Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Buena Vista, 1988.

Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (also known as Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, TCM3, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3), New Line Cinema, 1990.

(Second unit) The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag, Buena Vista, 1992.

(Second unit) Selena, Warner Bros., 1997.

Film Work; Other:

Production assistant, Carrie, United Artists, 1976.

Photographer: second unit, The Sword and the Sorcerer, Group 1 International Distribution, 1982.

Additional photographer, Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (also known as A Nightmare on Elm Street 6), New Line Cinema, 1991.

Additional cinematographer, The Taking of Beverly Hills (also known as Boomer: The Taking of Beverly Hills), Columbia, 1991.

Television Cinematographer; Series:

Michael Hayes, CBS, 1997–98.

Orleans, CBS, 1997.

Family Law, CBS, 1999.

Undeclared, Fox, 2001–2002.

(As James Carter) Lucky, F/X, 2003.

Television Cinematographer; Movies:

The Littlest Victims, CBS, 1989.

A Message from Holly, CBS, 1992.

Web of Deception, NBC, 1994.

Justice in a Small Town (also known as Day of Reckoning and Hard Evidence), NBC, 1994.

Convict Cowboy, Showtime, 1995.

Grand Avenue, HBO, 1996.

Ruby Jean and Joe, Showtime, 1996.

Dying to Be Perfect: The Ellen Hart Pena Story, ABC, 1996.

Love's Deadly Triangle: The Texas Cadet Murder (also known as Swearing Allegiance), NBC, 1997.

Foto–Novelas II: Junkyard Saints, 2002.

Red Skies, USA Network, 2002.

Television Work; Movies:

Camera operator, Hider in the House, 1989.

Television Cinematographer; Specials:

Torn between Two Fathers, ABC, 1989.

The Perfect Date, 1990.

A Body to Die For: The Aaron Henry Story, HBO, 1994.

Payback, NBC, 1997.

Television Work; Specials:

Additional operator, Live Wire, HBO, 1992.

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