James Costa is a film producer. He is Vice President of the Board of Directors for The International Documentary Association. He is on the National Council for AFI as well as Executive Producers Council of CAP/UCLA and a member of The Producers Guild of America. His most recent films include the award-winning Welcome to Chechnya, Animal People, And She Could Be Next, Call Her Ganda, Lunch Hour, and the upcoming A Decent Home and The Business of Birth Control. He is a proud supporter of Sea Shepherd, hosting several events at his residence that have raised over a million dollars. He believes that without Sea Shepherd our oceans would face a devastating fate.