James Napoli

Humanities Instructor

Professional Experience:

  • AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies: In Search of… - Associate Producer
  • Premiere Radio Networks – Comedy Spot Writer
  • Oh Max! - Writer
  • “The Priests” – Writer/Director
  • “Nobody Gets Hurt” – Writer/Director

Education & Background:

  • Master of Fine Arts – London International Film School
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts – Massachusetts College of Art

James Napoli continues to provide industry story analysis to private clients after 15 years as a reader for international co-production companies. He is the writer/director of two award-winning short films “The Priests” and “Nobody Gets Hurt,” and has served as head writer, co-director, and associate producer on XM Radio’s New Frequency, a Theatre of the Mind for which he has created more than 50 original plays.

Courses Taught:

  • Script Analysis 1 (GH155)
  • Auteurs: Hitchcock (GH397AH)

Awards/Nominations:

  • Bronze Award – “The Priests” – Worldfest Houston
  • Special Commemoration for Acting Ensemble – “The Priests” – Damah Film Festival
  • Best Short – “Nobody Gets Hurt” – Detroit Film Festival
  • Best Short – “Nobody Gets Hurt” – Hermosa Film Festival
  • Best Dramatic Short – “Nobody Gets Hurt” – Hard Acre Film Festival
  • Statue University of New York COIL Institute Fellowship

Memberships/Affilations:

  • SAG-AFTRA

Publications:

  • The Official Dictionary of Sarcasm, September 2010, Sterling Publications, New York.
  • The Big, Bad Ass Book of The Zodiac, August 2010, Sterling Publications, New York. With the Diagram Group.
  • The Big, Bad Ass Book of Dreams, August 2010, Sterling Publications, New York. With Klaus Vollmar.
  • Violation! The Ultimate Ticket Book, May, 2009, Cider Mill Press, Maine and Simon & Schuster, New York.
  • The North Pole Employee Handbook, October 2008, Cider Mill Press, Maine and Simon & Schuster, New York.
  • Creative Screenwriting Weekly – Film Critic
  • Collider.com – Film Critic
  • “Fame Junkies: The Hidden Truths Behind America’s Favorite Addiction.” Paste Magazine.