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Former college professor and psychologist; James Swan has been a writer-actor-media producer since mid-1980's. He was a Senior Columnist for ESPNOutdoors,com, from 2001 to 2011 when ESPNOutdoors.com folded. James is a Co-Executive Producer for the WILD JUSTICE TV series on National Geographic Wild TV, that is produced by Original Productions.
James is the author and/or co-author of 10 non-fiction trade books, including two Book of the Month Club selections -- Sacred Places and The Sacred Art of Hunting -- Nature As Teacher and Healer that was named "One of the Best Environmental Books of the Last Five Years" by the Sustainable Futures Society; and In Defense of Hunting, named "One of the Best Books In Print" by the New York Review of Books. His most recent book, War In The Woods: Combating International Drug Cartels On Our Public Lands, is co-authored with Lt. John Nores. It came October 5, 2010 from Lyons Press and has been in the Top 100 books in "Crime," "Organized Crime" and "Law Enforcement" on Amazon.com nearly every week since.
As an actor, James has appeared in 20 feature films including MURDER IN THE FIRST, and JACK; three dramatic series MIDNIGHT CALLER, JESSE HAWKES, and NASH BRIDGES, and over 30 commercials, industrials and print ads. He has consulted/written for NOVA, ANCIENT MYSTERIES, MODERN MARVELS, SIGHTINGS, ESPN, ENGEL'S OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE (won 2002 Golden Moose Award)BUSHNELL'S SECRETS OF THE WILD, and SPORTS AFIELD TV -- over 100 shows; and does script analysis and doctoring for documentaries and dramatic films and TV, and consulting on media strategies.
James is CEO of Snow Goose Productions, a full-service audio-visual production company that has produced documentaries, pilots for series, and promotional videos about conservation and outdoor sports topics for a number of organizations. In 2009 SGP produced a 66-minute documentary "Endangered Species: California Fish and Game Wardens" narrated by Jameson Parker.(see www.jamesswan.com for details) "Endangered Species" is a primary inspiration for the WILD JUSTICE series. Snow Goose productions currently has several documentaries and a feature film in development.
James is also a Research Adjunct professor at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, where he works with students doing research on the psychological aspects of performance and environmental psychology.