James LeBrecht


Filmmaker, Founder of Berkeley Sound Artists

James LeBrecht, Filmmaker, Founder of Berkeley Sound Artists

James LeBrecht has over 40 years experience as a film and theater sound designer and mixer, author, disability rights activist and filmmaker. He is founder of Berkeley Sound Artists.

Jim began his career in the theater, working as the resident sound designer at Berkeley Repertory Theatre for 10 years.

His film mixing credits include the documentaries Minding The Gap, Unrest, The Force, The Island President, The Waiting Room, The Kill Team, and Audrie and Daisy.

Jim co-authored Sound and Music for the Theatre: the art and technique of design. Now in it’s 4th edition, the book is used as a textbook all over the world.

Jim’s work as an activist began in high school and continues to this day. Jim is currently a board member at the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund, which works for the rights of the disabled through education, legislation and litigation.

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