James Costa is a film producer and is the Vice President of the Board of Directors for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. He is Co-President of the Board of Directors for the International Documentary Association and serves on the National Council for AFI, the

Roundabout Theatre in New York, the Executive Producers Council of CAP/UCLA, and is a member of the Producers Guild of America and BAFTA USA. His most recent films include the award-winning Welcome to Chechnya, The Animal People, And She Could Be Next, and Call Her Ganda. His upcoming films include The Business of Birth Control, Hidden Letters, and Beirut Dreams in Color. 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.