3/30/20 Private Composition lessons with James are now available through Composition Online.
2/28/20 DARK MUSIC for BASS CLARINET and ORCHESTRA is complete! The piece is now being submitted for consideration.
2/19/20 BIG BREAK wins Best Comedy at the Florence Film Awards in Italy! BIG BREAK has also been selected as an early entry into the Women's Comedy Film Festival in Atlanta! BIG BREAK is a short films cored by James and directed by up and coming filmmaker Dicle Ozcer.
12/06/19 James Conducts a 9 hour recording session for the upcoming Vin Diesel action film Bloodshot at Warner Bros!
11/7/19 James recently conducted Nathan Barr's beautiful score for Alan Ball's Indie feature UNCLE FRANK.
11/6/19 SURVIVING HOME streaming NOW at this location! https://www.pbs.org/show/america-reframed/
10/15/19 James will be speaking to film scoring students at USC on October 31st with host composer and faculty member Patrick Kirst!
9/10/19 MUSIC WITHIN Album on YouTube! The score for 2007's biopic about Richard Pimentel starring Ron Livingston, Michael Sheen, and Melissa George is now available on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkwPVzDYtEEc78MrMrKQPw1ypKk4lxPzR
3 ALBUM RELEASE! RETURN TO ZERO, SISTER CITIES, AND SAINT JUDY Available now on Apple Music, Amazon, and Spotify! http://www.air-edel.co.uk/news/air-edel-records-release-the-james-t-sale-trilogy/
6/12/19 SAINT JUDY now available for streaming on these sites.https://geni.us/SaintJudy?fbclid=IwAR0TMUBU1wlR_xCqfP3HgdZ432oxfW_mhILCAShin0wemFb9Vd6yOs6JLf8
6/12/19 ALBUM RELEASE JULY 5th! All 3 Sean Hanish films-RETURN TO ZERO, SISTER CITIES, and SAINT JUDY will all be released on multiple platforms on Friday July 5th! http://kinetophone.com/news/air-edel-records-release-the-james-t-sale-trilogy/
4/15/19 NEW INTERVIEW! James was interviewed by Ruben Franco for the Spanish film scoring website Asturescore. James discusses his earliest memories of film music and talks about his scores for Hotel Transylvania and Saint Judy among others. https://asturscore.com/especiales/saint-judy-james-t-sale-and-the-music-within/
4/1/19 NEW PODCAST! Listen to James speak with Mark Hasan of KQEK.com, a film scoring blog, regarding the score for Saint Judy. https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/9219425
3/1/19 SAINT JUDY opens today in the US!
2/28/19 Movie Web Reviews Saint Judy. Read the review here. https://movieweb.com/saint-judy-movie-review/
2/22/19 ONE WEEK to SAINT JUDY RELEASE! Saint Judy is due in theaters on March 1st. If you want to see where Saint Judy is playing in your city click on the link! http://www.saintjudymovie.com
1/23/19 SAINT JUDY covered in DEADLINE.https://deadline.com/2019/01/saint-judy-trailer-first-look-biopic-judy-wood-common-michelle-monaghan-alfred-molina-alfre-woodard-1202540243/
1/17/19 SAINT JUDY due to be released in theaters March 1st! Make sure the films screens in your neighborhood by clicking the link below and requesting a screening! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10216115052981937&set=a.1088250299334&type=3&theater
10/15/18 SURVIVING HOME-LA PREMIERE AT DTLA FILM FESTIVAL! Saturday October 20th at 3PM Surviving Home has it's LA premiere at the DTLA Film Festival showing at the Regal Cinemas next to Staples Center. James will join the Q&A Panel for the film afterwards. Tickets are still available.
10/5/18 ANOTHER POSITIVE REVIEW FOR SAINT JUDY from LA Beat https://thelosangelesbeat.com/2018/10/movie-review-saint-judy-at-the-2018-los-angeles-film-festival/
10/2/18 SAINT JUDY REVIEWED BY HOLLYWOOD REPORTER! https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/saint-judy-review-1148526
9/21/18 SAINT JUDY voted as a "Film to See" this year by Indiewire!
9/19/18 SAINT JUDY-LA Film Festival Interview with director Sean Hanish and the true-life subject of the film, JUDY WOOD! https://youtu.be/SiLTgov_SNc
9/17/18 SAINT JUDY IN THE MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL! Saint Judy will screen October 13th and 14th at the Mill Valley Film Festival in San Rafael California. https://www.facebook.com/MillValleyFilmFestival/?fref=mentions&__xts__=68.ARDvJPRqX1ARc60EUQjOA40yGH-RioAHtkjGo6lztuFsR7K-kgtkx27FYBJn8mDrWwl87hMSSjqfPo1XPoM0GDXf_iU5KY66oY8GfAkY3G7yK-67Qlzd5R-Oic9SNGRVinHoDJ9N34jFJ1pfKjHKbDDlANJKP6r9Vzkn2ATYprelupUh1yvi16U&__tn__=K-R
9/12/18 SURVIVING HOME accepted into the DTLA (Downtown LA)Film Festival October 17-21st! Screening details to follow.
8/24/18 SAINT JUDY NOMINATIONS!-The Raindance Film Festival has nominated Saint Judy for Best International Film as well as Best Performance for Michelle Monaghan! Link to purchase tickets http://festival.raindance.org/films/saint-judy
8/22/18 SAINT JUDY IN LONDON! Saint Judy has been accepted into the Raindance Film Festival in London and will have it's European Premiere October 1st and 3rd in Picadilly! The official ink will be included shortly...
8/21/18 SAINT JUDY will be shown at the Arclight Theaters in Culver City September 22nd at 6:45PM You can get your tickets through LA Film Festival. Here is the link to buy tickets to the screening! https://tickets.lafilmfestival.com/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=saintjudy&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=
8/21/18 GOOD NEWS! Saint Judy has distribution! BAD NEWS!-All tracks from Saint Judy have been removed pending the deal. The album itself will be available on al platforms very soon!
7-31-18 SAINT JUDY gets its World Premiere in the LA Film Festival! It will screen at the end of September. Screening details will follow...
6-27-18 James just finished orchestrations for longtime friend and composer Bill Brown's new album entitled Dreamstate!
4-10-18 SURVIVING HOME Wins the Audience Award for best film at the Vail Film Festival!
4-7-18 SURVIVING HOME screens on Saturday April 7th and Sunday the 8th at the Vail Film Festival. Q+A to follow after both screenings. Surviving Home is an excellent documentary about the struggles of veterans of wars from WWII to the present day. I am proud to have written the score for this film!
Vail Film Festival-Surviving Home
2-5-18 James will be conducting Howard Hanson's Concerto for Organ, Harp and Strings as well as Anthony Rispo's Suite for Organ and Strings for the Friends of Music Concert February 17th at 7:30PM at Pasadena Presbyterian Church. Timothy Howard will perform on the Church organ.
1-15-18 SAINT JUDY Tracks Posted!
1-15-18 SURVIVING HOME has been selected for the Sedona International Film Festival!
12-18-17 Saint Judy recording session completed. Mixing in January!
11-11-17 Surviving Home Review http://www.wearemoviegeeks.com/2017/11/sliff-2017-review-surviving-home/
10-3-17 SURVIVING HOME, the documentary about veterans adjusting to life back home, has been accepted into the St Louis International Film Festival and will screen on Veterans Day!
9-20-17 Surviving Home and Acts of Violence Tracks posted to website!
8-15-17 Soundtrack to ACTS OF VIOLENCE starring Bruce Willis and Cole Hauser completed!
NEW Interview by Berklee College of Music Alum Tim Hare http://www.berklee-blogs.com/2017/07/connections-confidence-and-kindness-learning-the-film-composition-industry-from-james-sale/
5-19-17 James has conducted 5 sessions for Transformers: The Last Knight for composer Steve Jablonsky.