VERONICA JAMES (SAG-AFTRA, AEA) is a professional performing artist based in New York City, with many credits in theatre, film and TV. Focusing on the growing medium of Audiobooks, she had the recent honor to work with Pat Fraley and Scott Brick on a new demo (see photo below).
Veronica played a lead role in the upcoming Roseanne Barr project for Discovery ID TV, “Momsters: When Moms Go Bad”directed by Jason Fisher, and produced by "Sharp Entertainment. Veronica
played the lead role in a re-enactment for the movie "Exorcism:
Driving Out the Devil", produced by Engel
Entertainment, which first aired on The History
Channel in the fall of 2006. Click here to see stills from the show
here to watch a 5-minute excerpt. She plays a supporting role in the upcoming Mightyhouse
Productions short film, "Obsolete," based on a Chuck
Palahniuk short story, directed by Rob Tagliareni. She plays the Newscaster
in the post-apocalyptic NYU radio drama "DMZ," based
on the comic book by Brian Woods download
an audio clip here - and is also involved in the upcoming
action feature, "Jobert's Painting," directed by
Derrick Judge Early for Ironclad Filmworks.
She plays a supporting role in the upcoming Mightyhouse Productions short film, "Obsolete," based on a Chuck Palahniuk short story, directed by Rob Tagliareni. She plays the Newscaster in the post-apocalyptic NYU radio drama "DMZ," based on the comic book by Brian Woods download an audio clip here - and is also involved in the upcoming action feature, "Jobert's Painting," directed by Derrick Judge Early for Ironclad Filmworks.She appears alongside Jerry Seinfeld in an editorial spread for "Jerry Goes Back to Work", in TIME Magazine's Oct. 8, 2007 issue (see inset, left, click on image for full picture), the second time in four months that she has appeared in national print publications. On April 2008, she was featured in a segment on ABC's 20/20 with John Stossel (click here to read more), and most recently appeared in "Calling All Crows", a music video by State Radio, from their album "Let It Go", a video that was also featured on Huffington Post.
She played Alice Hammett, recipient of the first lobotomy performed by Walter Freeman, in "The Lobotomist," a documentary for "The American Experience," produced by Ark Media for WGBH, aired January 21, 2008 on Channel 13 (WNET) in New York and other PBS stations.
Returning to her roots, Veronica returns annually to her college radion station, WPSC-FM, William Patterson University, to participate in Alumni Week, where she does very well-received shows on-air. Click here to watch a brief video excerpt.
Veronica played the female lead in "Loobey's Cocoon," a short comedy for the graduate film division of New York University, which screened in New York. She performed in a staged reading of Shakespeare's epic poem "Venus and Adonis", directed by Rodney Hakim, at the Mid-Manhattan Library. She played a supporting principal role in "Shoe Store Romeo", an independent SAG feature comedy, with Joe Franklin. In March 2006 she played two very different roles in "Pilates the Musical," by Marie Grillo. Veronica voiced supporting roles for "Sundays at Tiffany's," an animated feature with The Sims.
Veronica judges the talent competitions of the International Model and Talent Association (IMTA), supervises judging panels for various categories of the Emmy Awards, and serves as adjudicator for the Max Talent Management Competition. She played Tigger in "Winnie the Pooh & the Bees" with the Salt & Pepper Mime Theatre, with whom she has performed since 1998, including in a holiday show in December 2006 (below left). She spoke at the New York International Auto Show, and promoted the Teterboro Airport LCD screen on behalf of Kerwin Communications. Veronica played a lead role in an industrial training video, had a featured role in "The Search for Mr. F" (a sitcom pilot which received acclaim at the Miami Film Festival), and appeared in "Breathe", a film produced for the World Health Organization. Veronica was also a winning player, submitting questions on the game show, "Trivial Pursuit, America Plays."
Over the course of 2007, she performed a successful Patient Simulation with Simulations, Inc. for Novartis Oncology in Orlando, Florida, gave an in-depth interview for the upcoming documentary, "Something to Cry About" (WT), from Telescopic Films, and worked on a TV commercial testimonial for Projuva Skincare.
In London, she played several Shakespearean roles. In New York, she performed under the direction of theatrical writer Elizabeth Sharland (see a recent newsletter from the New York Sheet Music Society). In previous years, Ms. Sharland directed her performances with Rosemary Harris, and with the late Celeste Holm and Kim Hunter. Off-Broadway, she played leading roles with New Ensemble Actors Theatre, The Garage Regional Theatre, The Open Book, and Bravo Theatre. She trained as an actor for 15 years in the UK and US.