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James LeBrecht

Filmmaker, Sound Designer & Disability Rights Activist; Director of the Award-Winning Documentary 'Crip Camp'

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James LeBrecht Biography

James LeBrecht is a filmmaker, sound designer, and disability rights activist. LeBrecht was born in New York with spina bifida, a birth defect in the spinal cord. This made him unable to use his legs. At 14 years old, he began to attend Camp Jened during the summer, where he befriended teens with disabilities and felt empowered as a disabled youth. He later became a member of Disabled in Action. He attended the University of California, San Diego, where he helped form the Disabled Student Union.

After college, LeBrecht relocated to Berkeley, California, where the disability rights movement was developing at the Center for Independent Living. In Berkeley, he worked as a sound designer. He began his career at the Berkeley Repertory Theater, where he worked for ten years. In the 1980s, LeBrecht obtained an apprenticeship at a post-production facility, which let him break into film. Over the years, LeBrecht has done sound design work for over 145 films, with a particular focus on documentary films. His filmography includes Minding the Gap, The Waiting Room, The Island President, The Kill Team, Audrie & Daisy, Battlefield Earth, and Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story. He is the founder of Berkeley Sound Artists and co-author of "Sound and Music for the Theater: the art and technique of design" with Deena Kaye.

He is a board member of the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund.

LeBrecht and Nicole Newnham are co-directors of Crip Camp (2020), an award-winning documentary. The film was executive produced by Barack Obama and Michelle Obama through Higher Ground, their production company The film tells the story of Camp Jened and its impact upon the disability rights movement. In 2020, the film won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival and the Zeno Mountain Award at the Miami Film Festival.

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Sound And Music For The Theatre, The Art And Technique Of Design

Sound And Music For The Theatre, The Art And Technique Of Design

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Filmmaker, Sound Designer & Disability Rights Activist; Director of the Award-Winning Documentary 'Crip Camp'

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James LeBrecht Biography

James LeBrecht is a filmmaker, sound designer, and disability rights activist. LeBrecht was born in New York with spina bifida, a birth defect in the spinal cord. This made him unable to use his legs. At 14 years old, he began to attend Camp Jened during the summer, where he befriended teens with disabilities and felt empowered as a disabled youth. He later became a member of Disabled in Action. He attended the University of California, San Diego, where he helped form the Disabled Student Union.

After college, LeBrecht relocated to Berkeley, California, where the disability rights movement was developing at the Center for Independent Living. In Berkeley, he worked as a sound designer. He began his career at the Berkeley Repertory Theater, where he worked for ten years. In the 1980s, LeBrecht obtained an apprenticeship at a post-production facility, which let him break into film. Over the years, LeBrecht has done sound design work for over 145 films, with a particular focus on documentary films. His filmography includes Minding the Gap, The Waiting Room, The Island President, The Kill Team, Audrie & Daisy, Battlefield Earth, and Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story. He is the founder of Berkeley Sound Artists and co-author of "Sound and Music for the Theater: the art and technique of design" with Deena Kaye.

He is a board member of the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund.

LeBrecht and Nicole Newnham are co-directors of Crip Camp (2020), an award-winning documentary. The film was executive produced by Barack Obama and Michelle Obama through Higher Ground, their production company The film tells the story of Camp Jened and its impact upon the disability rights movement. In 2020, the film won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival and the Zeno Mountain Award at the Miami Film Festival.

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  • How to book James LeBrecht?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like James LeBrecht for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for James LeBrecht, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for James LeBrecht or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book James LeBrecht?

    Booking fees for James LeBrecht, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire James LeBrecht, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for James LeBrecht?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like James LeBrecht for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book James LeBrecht for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent James LeBrecht or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for James LeBrecht or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

James LeBrecht is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book James LeBrecht for your event is available upon request. James LeBrecht generally travels from Oakland, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Spike Lee, Keith Famie, Jenni Gold, Leslie Iwerks and Nina Krstic. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling James LeBrecht for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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