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Venable, James L.

VENABLE, James L.

PERSONAL

Married Sophia (affiliated with Screaming Fan Records); children: Julia, Natalie. Education: California State University, Long Beach, bachelor of music; graduate of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers film scoring workshop; studied the Equal Interval System with Lyle "Spud" Murphy; studied arranging and composition with Jack Smalley and drums with John "Terry" Tirabasso. Avocational Interests: Basketball.

Addresses: Agent—Kraft-Engel Management, 15233 Ventura Blvd., Suite 200, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403.

Career: Composer and orchestrator. Composed scores for independent films and student films for the American Film Institute and other institutions. Worked as a disc jockey.

Member: American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

Awards, Honors: Annie Award (with others), outstanding individual achievement for music score for an animated television program, International Animated Film Society, 2001, for "Meet the Beat Alls," The Powerpuff Girls; Annie Award, outstanding music in an animated television production, 2003, for Samurai Jack; BMI Film Music Award, BMI Film and Television awards, 2004, for Scary Movie 3; BMI Cable Award, BMI Film and Television awards, 2004, for My Life as a Teenage Robot.

CREDITS

Film Orchestrator:

The Powerpuff Girls (animated; The Powerpuff Girls Movie), Warner Bros., 2002.

Scary Movie 3, Miramax, 2003.

Jersey Girl, Miramax, 2004.

RECORDINGS

Albums:

Heroes and Villains (music inspired by The Powerpuff Girls), Kid Rhino, 2000.

Iron Monkey (soundtrack), Gnp Crescendo, 2001.

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (soundtrack), Varese Records, 2001.

The Powerpuff Girls: The City of Soundsville, Rhino, 2001.

Scary Movie 3 (soundtrack), Varese Records, 2003.

Holding Space, Screaming Fan Records, 2004.

WRITINGS

Film Music:

Repentance (short film), 1995.

(And song "Jay's Rap 2001") Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (also known as VA5 and View Askew 5), Miramax/Dimension Films, 2001.

Scary Movie 2 (also known as Scarier Movie), Miramax, 2001.

Siunin Wong Fei-hung tsi titmalau (also known as Iron Monkey, Iron Monkey: The Young Wong Fei Hong, Shao nian Huang Fei-Hong zhi tie ma liu, and Wong Fai Hong: The Informative Years), Miramax, 2001.

Tunnel Vision (short film), Digital Spectrum Productions, 2001.

(And theme songs) The Powerpuff Girls (animated; The Powerpuff Girls Movie), Warner Bros., 2002.

Scary Movie 3, Miramax, 2003.

View from the Top, Miramax, 2003.

EuroTrip (also known as The Ugly Americans), Dream-Works, 2004.

Jersey Girl, Miramax, 2004.

The Year of the Yao (documentary; also known as Yao Ming Movie), Fine Line Features, 2004.

Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (also known as Deuce Bigalow: Electric Gigolo), Columbia, 2005.

Happily N'Ever After (animated), 2005.

Venom (also known as Backwater), Miramax/Dimension Films, 2005.

Television Music; Series:

Dexter's Laboratory (animated; also known as Dexter's Lab and Dexter de Shiyanshi), Cartoon Network, 1996–2003.

The Powerpuff Girls (animated; also known as PPG and Youlide-Chui nu), Cartoon Network, beginning 1998.

The Chimp Channel, TBS, 1999.

Clerks (animated; also known as Clerks: The Cartoon and Clerks: Uncensored), ABC, 2000.

Samurai Jack (animated), Cartoon Network, 2001–2004.

Harold and the Purple Crayon (animated), HBO Family, beginning 2002.

3 South (animated), MTV, 2002–2003.

My Life as a Teenage Robot (animated), Nickelodeon, 2003–.

Star Wars: Clone Wars (animated), Cartoon Network, 2003–.

Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends (animated), Cartoon Network, 2004–.

Television Music; Title Themes and Music; Series:

The Powerpuff Girls (animated; also known as PPG and Youlide-Chui nu), Cartoon Network, beginning 1998.

The Chimp Channel, TBS, 1999.

Clerks (animated; also known as Clerks: The Cartoon and Clerks: Uncensored), ABC, 2000.

Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends (animated), Cartoon Network, 2004–.

Television Music; Movies:

Robot for All Seasons (animated; My Life as a Teenage Robot movie), Nickelodeon, 2004.

Escape from Cluster Prime (animated; My Life as a Teenage Robot movie), Nickelodeon, 2005.

Television Music; Specials:

Dexter's Rude Removal (animated), Cartoon Network, 1998.

A Complete History of the Green Berets (documentary), History Channel, 2001.

Richard Jeni: A Big Steaming Pile of Me, HBO, 2005.

Television Music; Pilots:

"Changes," Dexter's Laboratory (animated; also known as Dexter's Lab and Dexter de Shiyanshi), Cartoon Network, 1995.

"The Big Sister," Dexter's Laboratory (animated; also known as Dexter's Lab and Dexter de Shiyanshi), Cartoon Network, 1996.

Imp, Inc. (animated), Cartoon Network, 2001.

"House of Bloo's," Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends (animated), Cartoon Network, 2004.

Albums:

Heroes and Villains (music inspired by The Powerpuff Girls), Kid Rhino, 2000.

Iron Monkey (soundtrack), Gnp Crescendo, 2001.

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (soundtrack), Varese Records, 2001.

The Powerpuff Girls: The City of Soundsville, Rhino, 2001.

Scary Movie 3 (soundtrack), Varese Records, 2003.

Holding Space, Screaming Fan Records, 2004.

Teleplays; Series:

(With others) 3 South (animated), MTV, 2002–2003.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Animation, July, 2002, p. 9.

Soundtrack, fall, 2002, pp. 22-23.

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