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I’m offering to read your script. It can be as simple as me reading your script and telling you what I think. I'll go over ways i think you can improve it and give you some notes if you'd like. I could also do a full analysis of the script and really cut into what works and doesn't and why I think that is. That'll include my thoughts on your story as a whole, analysis of your characters and how they fit into that story, and a full page by page breakdown of the script.

We can stop there if you'd like, but really, it's your project, so it's up to you. If you'd like, I’ll take all of that, and build a pitch full of constructive criticism and actionable advice on how to build the best version of your script.

If you decide you like collaborating with me, and I'm into the story you're trying to tell, maybe we could talk about collaborating and i can do a rewrite for you.

So if you've got a screenplay sitting around that you've been meaning to submit to a competition, I'll look it over for you first. Or if you're about to show your agent your new work, maybe an extra set of eyes couldn't hurt. Whatever the case is, let me read your thing.

Price is per page of the script, and also negotiable depending on needs. Hit me up.

Training & Qualifications


I'm an independent filmmaker and writer. I've written and produced several short films, a couple pilots for shows, and a documentary.

I've loved stories for as long as I can remember, and consider myself a student of story structure. Being an inside kid, I spent a lot of time daydreaming of weird scenarios or far away worlds. I haven't learned how to daydream less, I've just figured out that if you have a particularly cool idea, you can show it to other people, and they're appreciative for it. So, like the trope you always hear on tv or in movies about the kid who bought a radio or toaster and took it apart, just to put it back together again, I was doing the same thing to stories.

I love collaborating. Some of my favorite times in my life were when I was working on a project, and handed it off to a room of collaborators for each one of them to leave their mark on it as well. When you show someone else an idea, you pass it through the filter of that person's perspective, they help you tear out the parts that don't work, and then offer the best they have to the story. With each person it improves the thing until it's the best version of that thing. Then when your audience connects to it, they connect to not just you, but everyone who helped along the way. It's beautiful really.

Availability & Preferences


I'm free early in the morning every day (about 6 - 10 am) , or at random times intermittently that you can message me to find out.

Trading Preference: I prefer being paid in simbi

Reviews of James


Luis received unit of Screenplay Notes from James
Jun 20, 2017
Working with James provided me with the confidence and motivation required to pursue: finishing my first feature film script. I value his notes, advic...e and guidance throughout this whole process. Thank you so much, James, for helping me keep the lights on!show more
Michael left review for James
Jun 25, 2018
James was excellent but, unfortunately I had to cancel our deal because I was no longer able to provide the service he was seeking.
- provided session of Advise on film or video project for James
Apr 20, 2018
James had many questions and I was only answering one. I shared with him how to plan out his production, and organize his team. Hopefully he’ll ask mo...re questions. Just one at a time. show more
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Feb 08, 2018
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Feb 08, 2018
Quick response time from James, quick and easy survey to take. Thanks for doing business with me! (There is some jocular cussing in the survey, so may...be don't take it with an early reader watching.)show more
Jorge provided Help with Take a quick market research study for James
Feb 07, 2018
Hi James I was a pleasure assisting you in this project. Best of luck! Jorge
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Jul 24, 2017
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Jul 02, 2017
Very fun collaborating with James; chatted with him for a bit for his podcast, which he was a great interviewer for.
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Jun 29, 2017
Alot of great questions...hopefully got the answers you needed!


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I'm an independent filmmaker and writer. I've written and produced several short films, a couple pilots for shows, and a documentary. I've loved stories for as long as I can remember, and consider... myself a student of story structure. Being an inside kid, I spent a lot of time daydreaming of weird scenarios or far away worlds. I haven't learned how to daydream less, I've just figured out that if you have a particularly cool idea, you can show it to other people, and they're appreciative for it. So, like the trope you always hear on tv or in movies about the kid who bought a radio or toaster and took it apart, just to put it back together again, I was doing the same thing to stories. I love collaborating. Some of my favorite times in my life were when I was working on a project, and handed it off to a room of collaborators for each one of them to leave their mark on it as well. When you show someone else an idea, you pass it through the filter of that person's perspective, they help you tear out the parts that don't work, and then offer the best they have to the story. With each person it improves the thing until it's the best version of that thing. Then when your audience connects to it, they connect to not just you, but everyone who helped along the way. It's beautiful really.show more

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