James Patrick Dunne
James Patrick Dunne is accomplished as a songwriter, composer, music producer, screenwriter, television producer, recording artist, music publisher and business entrepreneur.
Credits include songs/scores for Whitney Houston, Jermaine Jackson, "Pretty Woman" (Touchstone Films), Take 6 (Grammy winning record; "Best Gospel & Soul Record of 1998), Kenny Rogers, Loverboy, "Nothing In Common" (Tri-Star Pictures), Janet Jackson, Anne Murray, Dave Loggins, Fame (MGM), "Dear God" (Paramount Pictures), "Princess Diaries 2" (Touchstone Pictures), Heart Like a Wheel (20th Century Fox), "Exit to Eden," ABC Wide World of ABC Sports, NBC Sports, Fatal Attraction, and Official Songs and Themes of the Olympic Games.
James' songs have been recorded on 27,000,000 records worldwide, along with scores, songs, and themes in over 1,400 television episodes and dozens of feature films. Along with (CMA) Country Music Awards, Grammy nominations, Emmy nominations, Billboard Awards, Cashbox Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, Juno Awards, BMI and Ascap Songwriter and Publisher Awards, his music has garnered numerous gold, platinum, and multi-platinum records from countries spanning the globe.
As a recording artist for Sugo Records and Tambourine Records, James has released four of their most successful instrumental records, including Summer Stories, Cinema, and Rhythm, and Passion, Heart and Soul.
Screenwriting credits include feature films for Universal Studios, Disney/Touchstone, Columbia Pictures, Kings Road Films and HBO.
Numerous television credits include writing and producing two prime time ABC hit series, Paramount Pictures' "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi."
James graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa in the Honors Program from the University of Kentucky. He graduated Summa Cum Laude (in the top 1%); majoring in both Journalism and Business while minoring in Music Composition and Communications.