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James Burns is the co-owner of the UK's premier Star Wars website Jedi News, which he launched in May 2007 and runs today with former lightsabre.co.uk owner Mark Newbold And staff writers Brian Cameron, Matthew Booker, Zachary Thorogood and terresa Delgado
At Celebration V in 2010 The ForceCast's Jimmy Mac and Jason Swank put James together with former Rebel Scum writer Dan Curto for a new ForceCast podcast, the Collector's Edition. From September 2010 and for 18 months James co-hosted the show alongside Curto. The last of almost 30 shows as part of the ForceCast network was broadcast in early March 2012 and featured news from February 2012's US Toy Fair. On April 1st 2012 Curto and Burns appeared on the April Fools Day 340th episode of Star Wars Action News, with special guest Steve Sansweet. Their podcast, The Curto Burns Collectors Cast, launched summer 2012.
In August 2012, on the last day of Celebration VI, Stormtroopers invaded a recording of the Curton Burns Collectors Cast and helped by Steve Sansweet they inducted James as an Honorary Friend of the 501st.
His role as a freelance contributor to the Star Wars Insider began with Star Wars Insider 110 in June 2009. James has interviewed Kenny Baker, Matt Wood, David Acord, Hugh Quarshie, David Iskra, Dee Bradley Baker and Catherine Taber for the magazine and has contributed to the My Star Wars section since Star Wars Insider 130 alongside Mark Newbold.
To date Burns has contributed to the following issues of the Star Wars Insider:
- Star Wars Insider 110 dated June 2009 with an article on Star Wars: In Concert.
- Star Wars Insider 111 dated September 2009 with an interview with Kenny Baker.
- Star Wars Insider 112 dated October 2009 with an interview with David Iskra
- Star Wars Insider 116 dated February 2010 interviews with Matthew Wood, Dee Bradley Baker and Catherine Taber.
- Star Wars Insider 117 dated May/June 2010 with an interview with David Acord
- Star Wars Insider 118 dated June 2010 with an interview with Hugh Quarshie
- Star Wars Insider 119 dated July 2010 with assorted interviews with ESB cast and crew.
- Star Wars Insider 130 dated January 2012, co-authored alongside Mark Newbold the My Star Wars interview with Catherine Taber.
- Star Wars Insider 131 dated March 2012, co-authored alongside Mark Newbold the My Star Wars interview with Stephen Stanton.
- Star Wars Insider 132 dated April 2012, co-authored alongside Mark Newbold the My Star Wars interview with Meredith Salenger.
- Star Wars Insider 133 dated June 2012, co-authored alongside Mark Newbold the My Star Wars interview with Sam Witwer.
- Star Wars Insider 134 dated July 2012, co-authored alongside Mark Newbold the My Star Wars interview with Brian Muir and interviewed alongside Dan Curto for Red Five.
- Star Wars Insider 135 dated August 2012, co-authored alongside Mark Newbold the My Star Wars interview with Billy Dee Williams.
- Star Wars Insider 136 dated September 2012, co-authored alongside Mark Newbold the My Star Wars interview with Jaime King.
Burns also had contributions printed in the 2010 Insider Special Edition and his Kenny Baker interview from issue #111 and Catherine Taber interview from issue #116 were reprinted in the 2012 Insider Special Edition and a photo of Burns was featured in the Mark Newbold authored piece focusing on the 2006 Artoo Awards in Star Wars Insider #90 dated September 2006.