James Middleton is an executive producer for Heroes Reborn
James Middleton

General Information


  • Executive Producer


James Middleton is a producer and production executive who has been heavily involved in the "Terminator" motion picture franchise. He was a key figure in the development of the worldwide hit Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008), and Terminator Salvation (2009). James also oversaw Terminator related comic books, novels, a theme park attraction at Six Flags Magic Mountain, and the ground-breaking Terminator Salvation: The Machinima Series (2009).

As Executive Producer of the acclaimed Warner Brothers television series, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008), he worked closely with series creator Josh Friedman and veteran show runner John Wirth and was involved in all aspects of the series.

Before producing "Sarah Connor," James was Senior Vice President of Production for C2 Pictures and Cinergi. In addition to "Terminator 3," C2 produced I Spy (2002). At Cinergi, he assisted producer Andrew G. Vajna to develop the historical epic Children of Glory (2006) written by Joe Eszterhas.

James was also Vice President of Development at United Artists and reported to widely respected industry figures Frank Mancuso, John Calley, and Lindsay Doran. He contributed to the development of numerous UA projects including Golden Eye (1995), Rob Roy (1995), The Birdcage (1996), The Man in the Iron Mask (1998), Ronin (1998), and Supernova (2000). He also oversaw the acquisition and production of indie films including Richard III (1995) and Hurricane Streets (1997).

James graduated summa cum laude from the American University in Washington, D.C. and earned his MFA in Film and Television Production at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts. He received awards for his student film, "Solo Run," and created First Look, USC's ongoing student film showcase. James has been featured on CNN and NBC newscasts concerning the entertainment industry and is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Producers Guild of America.



Title Year
Basic Instinct 2  2006
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles 2008-2009
Terminator Salvation  2009
Terminator Salvation: The Machinima Series 2009
Teen Spirit  2011
Emerald City 2014
Heroes Reborn: Dark Matters 2015
Heroes Reborn  2015-2016



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