James Costa is a film producer and is the Vice President of the Board of Directors for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. He is a National Council member of The Roundabout Theatre in New York and an Executive Producers Council Member of CAP/UCLA, and he is also a member of the Producers Guild of America and BAFTA USA. His films include the award-winning Welcome to Chechnya, Hidden Letters, A Decent Home, Desperate Souls: Dark City and the Legend of Midnight Cowboy, and El Quipo. He is a longtime supporter of Sea Shepherd, hosting many events at his home that have raised over $1 million. He believes that without Sea Shepherd, our oceans would face a devastating fate.