- Who is Jim Boyd?
Jim Boyd is an aspiring screenwriter and director, his focus on producing classic television style sitcoms and variety shows. Jim co-won a regional Emmy Award from The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2010.
Jim has a Baccalaureate Degree in Broadcast Management. Jim played the lead role of Henry David Thoreau in the college stage production The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail. Jim also played Nathan Detroit in the college production of Guys and Dolls. Jim has a rich, natural, untrained singing voice that he enjoys inflicting, with little or no excuse, on family, friends, pets, random strangers and colleagues alike... usually at the most inappropriate moment.
Jim served in the United States military, first in the Navy, then the Air Force and finally in the Army. While in the military, Jim served as a junior enlisted, a non-commissioned officer and a commissioned officer, commanding a transportation unit. While in the military, Jim served in broadcast communications slots, providing news and entertainment to US military serving overseas. Jim began his military adventure in 1980 and ended it upon retirement in 2018. Jim's writing reflects his intimate knowledge of military life and culture, and most of the plotlines and stories Jim creates have some military element involved. Jim has jumped from an airplaine in flight.
Jim founded Boyd Broadcasting several years ago as a way to directly produce his broadcast projects, thus avoiding the Hollywood bureaucracy, attitudes and morals which he considers as detrements to natural creativity and sensibility. Jim feels that God or fate places people, situations and locations in his vision, to be catalogued for future creative use. Jim commonly asks his friends and acquaintances for their creative, practical and personal insights of the works he produces. Jim is a leader who strives for a humble heart and is a mentor of great patience. Jim loves a good joke. Jim is human.
Jim states his personal philosophy: "In my life, I've seen many great and wonderful things. Iíve seen things that have provided me with inspiration and have lifted my spirits, my soul and my heart. I've also seen many, many things that are terrible and ugly. Things that would break your heart, crush your spirit and would make your soul cry, and cry very bitterly. I hope my writing more reflects the good that I've seen, without being too sugar-coated or sappy sweet. I love people. And because I love people, I want to leave this world a better place, even if just a tiny bit better, than when I entered it. If my talent for writing can bring some joy to my audience... bring the good and make people forget the bad, then I can die a happy and fulfilled man. If I'm blessed with a gift for storytelling, then that is how I want to return my gift. This is my goal. That is my dream."