James Ridgley grew up in West Los Angeles, California. While in High School he started his career performing a Comedy-Juggling act around the world, working as an Opening Act for Ray Charles; Marilyn McCoo; worked with Penn and Teller, Pee Wee Herman, the late great Bill Hicks, Bob Saget and others. He performed Stand-Up in the 80's and 90's and dabbled in screenwriting. While the screenplay "DC DOG" got him noticed, along with a 2nd Place standing in Kodak's Short Script Film Awards for his original script "WHERE LIFE BEGINS“ - it didn't lead to production so he went to film school to learn the art himself. From this naive position he ended up with jobs in editorial and then a full career as a Production Sound Mixer, working with his favorite directors: Mark Pellington, Mike Mills, and Victor Salva. Now, being an optioned screenwriter, he concentrates fully on his screenplay writing, soon hoping to write and direct his own projects - besides having a slew of New Screenplays ready to market.His screenplays have placed in the Austin Film Festival, LA International, and Scriptapalooza competitions.