Glennon, James 1942–

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GLENNON, James 1942–

(James M. Glennon, Jim Glennon)


Full name, James Michael Glennon; born August 29, 1942, in Los Angeles, CA; son of Bert (a cinematographer) and Mary Patricia (maiden name, Coleman) Glennon; married Charmaine Louise Witus, July 10, 1977; children: Meghan, Allison, Andrew, Juliet. Education: University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 1968.

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

Career: Cinematographer, camera operator, lighting director, and producer. J. H. Films, cinematographer, 1975—?; Ravenswood Productions, Malibu, CA, cinematographer, 1986—; Sundance Institute, Provo, UT, resource person, 1985—; guest speaker at American Film Institute, University of California at Los Angeles Theater Arts Department, and the University of Southern California Theater Arts Department, 1985—; FOCUS student film competition, awards judge, 1987—; UCLA student films, awards judge, 1989—; Pepperdine University, fine arts department, contributing advisor. Began career as extra and stand–in; worked in mailroom at Warner Bros.

Member: Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, American Society of Cinematographers.

Awards, Honors: Montreal Film Festival Award, 1996, for Citizen Ruth; Montreal Film Festival Award, 1996, for Independence; DVDX Award nomination, best cinematography in a DVD premiere movie, 2003, for Local Boys.


Film Cinematographer:

Jaws of Death, 1977.

Prisoners, 1981.

El norte, Artisan, 1983.

Up the Creek, Orion, 1983.

The Wild Life, Universal, 1984.

Smooth Talk, Spectrum, 1985.

Flight of the Navigator (also known as The Navigator), Buena Vista, 1986.

One More Saturday Night, Columbia, 1986.

A Time of Destiny, Columbia, 1988.

A Show of Force, Paramount, 1990.

December, IRS Releasing, 1991.

The Lounge People, 1991.

Me, Myself and I, 1992.

Judicial Consent (also known as My Love, Your Honor), 1994.

Mrs. Munck, 1995.

Citizen Ruth (also known as Meet Ruth Stoops), Miramax, 1996.

Lifeform (also known as Invader), LIVE Entertainment, 1996.

Mojave Moon, Trimark Pictures, 1996.

Best Men, Orion, 1997.

Election, Paramount, 1999.

The Runner, First Look Pictures Releasing, 1999.

South of Heaven, West of Hell, Phaedra Cinema, 2000.

Playing Mona Lisa, Buena Vista, 2000.

Madison, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer Studios, 2001.

Viva Las Nowhere (also known as Dead Simple), Viva Las Nowhere Productions, 2001.

Life without Dick, Columbia, 2001.

Local Boys, First Look Pictures Releasing, 2002.

About Schmidt, New Line Cinema, 2002.

The United States of Leland, Paramount Classics, 2003.

Good Boy!, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 2003.

The Big White, Capitol Films, 2005.

Also worked on Independence.

Film Camera Operator:

Three Warriors, 1973.

Coming Home, 1977.

Prime Time/American Raspberry, 1977.

(Second unit) The Pack, Warner Bros., 1977.

Breaking Away, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1979.

The Electric Horseman, Universal, 1979.

Altered States, Warner Bros., 1980.

Ordinary People, Paramount, 1980.

Absence of Malice, Columbia, 1981.

True Confessions, United Artists, 1981.

Taps, 1981.

(And additional photography) Fast Times at Ridgemont High, MCA/Universal Pictures, 1982.

(Los Angeles) Let's Spend the Night Together (also known as Rocks Off and Time Is On Our Side), MCA/Universal Pictures, 1982.

Don't Cry, It's Only Thunder (also known as Vietnam: Hell or Glory), 1982.

Judicial Consent (also known as My Love, Your Honor), 1994.

(Second unit) Selena, 1997.

Film Work; Other:

Location cinematography, Return of the Jedi (also known as Star Wars: Episode VI–Return of the Jedi and Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1983.

(As James M. Glennon) Additional photography, Weird Science, Universal, 1985.

Additional still photographer, Love at Large, Orion, 1990.

Associate producer, Lifeform, LIVE Entertainment, 1996.

Associate producer, Full Ride, PorchLight Entertainment, 2002.

Television Work; Series:

(Uncredited) Assistant camera, Gilligan's Island, 1964.

DEA, 1990–91.

Cinematographer, Angel Falls, 1993.

(As James G. Glennon) Cinematographer, The West Wing, NBC, 1999.

Cinematographer, Carnivale, HBO, 2003.

Cinematographer, Deadwood, HBO, 2004.

Television Cinematographer; Miniseries:

Laurel Avenue, HBO, 1993.

Blonde (also known as Marilyn Monroe), CBS, 2001.

Television Cinematographer; Movies:

(As James M. Glennon) Second Sight: A Love Story, CBS, 1984.

Last of the Great Survivors, CBS, 1984.

My Wicked, Wicked Ways ... The Legend of Errol Flynn, 1985.

Flying Blind, NBC, 1990.

Murder in New Hampshire: The Pamela Wojas Smart Story, CBS, 1991.

Baby Snatcher, CBS, 1992.

In the Deep Woods, NBC, 1992.

The Disappearance of Nora (also known as Deadly Recall), CBS, 1993.

A Part of the Family, Lifetime, 1994.

The Corpse Had a Familiar Face, CBS, 1994.

Untamed Love, Lifetime, 1994.

Deadline for Murder: From the Files of Edna Buchanan, 1995.

Edgar Allan Poe: Terror of the Soul (also known as American Masters: Edgar Allan Poe—Terror of the Soul), 1995.

Co–ed Call Girl, CBS, 1996.

My Very Best Friend, CBS, 1996.

Neil Simon's Jake's Women (also known as Jake's Women), CBS, 1996.

Convictions, Lifetime, 1997.

Get to the Heart: The Barbara Mandrell Story, CBS, 1997.

L.A. Johns, Fox, 1997.

Two Voices (also known as Two Small Voices), Lifetime, 1997.

When He Didn't Come Home, CBS, 1998.

Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt, CBS, 2003.

Television Camera Operator; Movies:

Just Me and You, 1978.

Mae West, ABC, 1982.

(New York), A Part of the Family, Lifetime, 1994.

Television Cinematographer; Specials:

Lemon Sky, PBS, 1988.

The Gift, Showtime, 1994.

Television Lighting Director; Specials:

Medusa: Dare To Be Truthful, Showtime, 1991.

Television Cinematographer; Pilots:

Bakersfield, P.D., 1993.

Also shot Buddy Blues.

Television Cinematographer; Episodic:

Angel Falls, CBS, 1993.

Bakersfield P.D., Fox, 1993.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Himself, Making "Deadwood": The Show Behind the Show (documentary), HBO, 2004.