DepartmentSchool of Cinema and Media Arts
Biola AffiliationsFaculty

Degrees

  • M.F.A. Cinema/Television Production, University of Southern California (In progress)
  • B.A. Political Science, University of California Irvine

Biography

James (Jim) Hope is a three-time Emmy nominated writer/producer who has worked on everything from feature films and network sitcoms to talk shows, game shows and animated web series. His credits include NBC’s “Later,” FOX’s “Titus", ABC’s “George Lopez,” Nickelodeon’s “Planet Sheen,” and Disney’s “Dog with a Blog.” He is currently developing animated and live-action projects with various studios and networks. Hope is also a stand-up comedian and actor who has made over fifty TV appearances. Prior to coming to Biola, Hope taught screenwriting and production classes at Chapman University and was the Executive Director of Screenwriting at Azusa Pacific University. 

Awards

  • Three Emmy Nominations for “Dog with a Blog” (2013-2015)
  • Humanitas Prize Nomination for “George Lopez” episode “The Kidney Stays in the Picture” (2006)
  • Sentinel for Health Award for “George Lopez” episode “Prescription for Trouble” (2005)
  • Sentinel for Health Award for “The Kidney Stays in the Picture” (2006)
  • Environmental Media Association Turner Award for “Prescription for Trouble” (2005)

Filmography

  • “Talking Tom and Friends” – Consultant/Writer- Netflix/YouTube (2016 – 2021)
  • “Cousins for Life” – Consulting Producer/Writer- Nickelodeon (2018 – 2019)
  • “Best Friends Whenever” – Co-Executive Producer/Writer- Disney Channel (2015)
  • “Dog with a Blog” –Co-Executive Producer/Writer Disney Channel (2012-2015)
  • “The Henry Cho Comedy Hour” –Executive Producer/Writer-GAC (2012)
  • “Planet Sheen” - Co-Executive Producer/Writer/Voice Director- Nickelodeon (2008 – 2011)
  • “George Lopez” –Co-Executive Producer/Writer- ABC/Warner Bros. (2002 – 2007)
  • “Titus” - Co-Producer/Writer- FOX (1999 – 2002)
  • “Friday Night,” “Later,” and “Later with Greg Kinnear” - Comedy Segment Producer/Writer/On-Air Talent NBC (1995 –1999)
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