James Felder is an Assistant Arts Professor in the Department of Dramatic Writing. He received his B. A. from Gallatin at NYU, and his M. F. A. from the Department of Dramatic Writing at Tisch at NYU. He has taught continuously in the department since 2006. He has been nominated three times for Tisch’s David Payne Carter Excellence in Teaching Award, winning the award in 2019. He is a founding member and Pipe Sergeant of the NYU Pipes & Drums (est. 1989).
He primarily works in the field of animation for television and film. For FoxKids he’s written for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. For Disney XD he’s written for Ultimate Spider-Man and Avengers. For Cartoon Network he’s written for Generator Rex and the 2017 re-launch of Ben-10. His animated feature, Monkey King: Hero’s Journey will be coming out in 2020 from Black Dragon Studios in China, where he currently oversees story development on new projects.
While editing books such as Ghost Rider and Daredevil at Marvel Comics in the 1990s, he created the Stan-Hattan Project, which he ran at the Department of Dramatic Writing, to train new comic book writers for the company.
He co-wrote with Mark Dickerman the movie One Angry Man starring Jackie Mason