USC Cinematic Arts

James Haygood got his big break back in the mid-1980s, when he connected with a young music-video director named David Fincher. The happy collaboration led to A-list editorial credits for Haygood, including Madonna’s “Vogue” and The Rolling Stones’ “Love Is Strong,” a number of TV commercials, and eventually feature-film work – The Game, Fight Club, and Panic Room.

More recently, he worked as co-editor (with Spike Jonze regular Eric Zumbrunnen) on Where the Wild Things Are, and took up residence at Union in Santa Monica, CA, where he just finished spots for PlayStation MLB and Range Rover.

Haygood’s additional credits include notable spot projects for Jaguar and Miller Lite, as well as the films The Astronaut Farmer and The Game