James A. Goins
James is the Founder and President of Visually Enhanced Literature, a film production company dedicated to producing and creating content with passion and purpose for entertainment and enlightenment. He is a composer, director, and writer of both film and theatre.
James is a member of BMI, The Dramatist Guild of America, The American Composers Forum, Composers Diversity Collective, and The Playwrights Center. He is also the Executive Director of the Laity Institute of the Arts, a Private Arts Foundation. He learned to hone his skills in Indie filmmaking through hard work and great collaborations.
James studied music under Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated composers such as Gerald Fried (Roots, Roots: The Next Generation, Star Trek, Napoleon, and Josephine), Thom Sharp (When Harry Met Sally, City Slickers, Aladdin, Little Mermaid), Jerry Grant (Quantum Leap, Hired to Kill, Hunter) and composition under Dr. Russel Steinberg one of America's leading Neo-Classical composers and performers.
James has a BA in Theatre from California State University Dominguez Hills. He later attended UCLA, where he received his Teaching Credential and completed his training in Film Scoring from UCLA's Film Scoring program. He also holds an Executive MBA from Grand Canyon University. James has been involved in the entertainment industry for over 30 years.
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Reyna Calvillo is a Mexican American actress who grew up in a border town in Arizona. To learn English, she would watch TV and movies and rewind them repeatedly until she could mimic the lines of the characters.
After obtaining a full-ride scholarship, Reyna moved to Los Angeles and received a BA in Film Production from CSUN. She worked behind the scenes on notable TV shows for great companies, including HBO and Warner Brothers, before switching to being in front of the camera.
When she’s not acting, Reyna enjoys traveling, photography, eating great sushi, and collecting more books than she has time to read! She’s excited to help bring the arts to everyone who’d like to learn and will happily preach about its incredible and life-changing power.