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James Thorpe began his career writing, producing and directing series and special programming for several television stations in Canada. His efforts earned him international acclaim resulting in over 35 awards for writing and producing including the coveted International Film & TV Festival of New York Award, the Can-Pro Award, and two international BPME (Broadcast Promotion & Marketing Executives) Awards.
Thorpe was then lured to the United States by the CBS Television Network. In Philadelphia and New York he wrote and produced campaigns for such popular television programs as Murder, She Wrote, The Cosby Show, Murphy Brown and many others. During his five years at CBS, Thorpe was the proud recipient of numerous awards, including three Emmy Awards, six Telly Awards, five Beatty Awards, two International Film & TV Festival Awards, and the Clio Award.
After this period, he decided to focus solely on script writing and moved to Los Angeles. Almost immediately he won a place in the Warner Brothers Studio Writers Sitcom Workshop, working closely with Warner Brothers and Lorimar studio creative executives, writers and producers. Similar accolades soon followed from the Walt Disney/Touchstone Fellowship, the Chesterfield/Amblin Fellowship, Truby's Writers Studio and the Los Angeles Scriptwriters' Network.
Since then, James Thorpe has been busy writing and producing in North America and Europe for both film and television, including series such as Outer Limits, Highlander, The Lost World, Queen of Swords, Relic Hunter, Adventure Inc., Young Blades as well as The Jane Show, Flash Gordon, Wild Roses, and Sanctuary.
Thorpe has two hour-long pilot scripts in development with major US television networks, a cable movie scheduled for fall 2009 production, and two feature scripts for winter 2009 production. He has also just completed writing his first novel in a new mystery/detective series.