James Nicholls is a New Zealander, who has lived in South East Asia, Sydney, Dallas, and has been based in London since 1995. He formed a company at the time with Richard Price, OBE, former Chairman of BAFTA and owner of Primetime Television Distribution group.
Founder: Nicholls Art & Wine Connoisseur educational and media Tours, Europe
Investment Art expert for British Airways – international Inflight programme series
Investment Art expert for Metro newspaper, Investment art contribution
Creator & Executive Producer of: ‘Polo, The Game’ for television
Executive Producer: The Holiday Show television series (distributed in 55 countries)
Executive producer: ‘Save the Oceans Campaign,’ hosted by Ted Danson, featuring Patrick Swayze, Woody Harrelson and Leonard Nimoy (Awarded the PATA GOLD – Tourism Environmental Award and The American Oceans Campaign Award.
Air New Zealand, VP Marketing (based in Auckland)
New airline branding, image, uniforms, Air Miles – Frontier World Duty Free Awards, World Entertainment (WAEA) Inflight Programming Awards and LA Public Relations Award, for Innovative Concept.
USA (based in Dallas – Washington, DC office)
Executive Vice President: The Media Corporation (television, production and PR media)
Co-Executive Producer of ‘Farm Aid USA charity concert live international HBO television event,’ national commercials & fundraising campaign hosted by: Willie Nelson, Neal Young, Johnny Cash & Bob Dylan. Coordinated all aspects of the project that raised over $30 million dollars.
Considered an international phenomenon and listed by Disney and other industry experts, as one of the top 50 American Icons of the 20th Century’
Produced TV commercials with: Willie Nelson, Robert Redford, Jessica Lange, Sissy Spacek and Bill Cosby
Crocodile Dundee – Movie: Film launch and premieres (66) for the USA and Canada (Paramount Pictures and Australia Tourist Commission)
American Heart Association (AHA) television series
Mayor of Dallas – Starke Taylor
The Galloping Gourmet ‘Healthy Eating Mini Max television’ series – Graham Kerr (Galloping Gourmet)
South East Asia/Japan & Pacific
Vice President Marketing: Pepsi Cola Food Services Pizza Hut and Taco Bell (based in Sydney for 9 years). Responsible for International Marketing, International Franchising and Technical Services.
Previous: Marketing Manager, Kentucky Fried Chicken: Australia & New Zealand, Promotions Manager, Kaiser Stuhl Wines: Australia and was manager for the largest retail store group in New Zealand.
Volunteer Service Abroad: SE Asia.