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Candid Coverage Testimonials


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Creative Screenwriting Magazine ranked James Jordan fourth place overall in a 2010 survey of over 160 screenplay consultants. The following testimonials explain way.

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Candid Coverage Testimonials

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  2. 2. Candid Coverage Testimonial <ul><li>“ James Jordan's Candid Coverage provided the feedback and comments I need to take my script to the next level. His services go beyond that of a standard coverage service and include his experience and wealth of personal knowledge of the industry. </li></ul><ul><li>James' passion for the craft and insights can give your script the competitive edge needed for success.” </li></ul>Chris McQuade (Marina del Rey, CA)
  3. 3. Candid Coverage Testimonial <ul><li>“ I'm overwhelmed with the breadth of your efforts and your response -- all the supporting reference materials AND the level of thought that went into your coverage. You hit some of my subtle structural problems right on the nose. And you opened new possibilities for my two lead characters. As I implement your ideas, I can see a new energy and narrative drive building in my political thriller script. </li></ul><ul><li>James, you give a professional level of feedback that I’ve not seen from a number of other consultants. Combined with your e-mails and phone conversations, you helped to advance my script from ‘good student’ level to pro level. Thanks again for the great criticism. I’ve already referred you to a couple of my best writing colleagues.” </li></ul>Paul Littell (Rowayton, CT)
  4. 4. Candid Coverage Testimonial <ul><li>“ Most screenplay consultants won’t really tell screenwriters the complete truth about their material because they are afraid of driving away paying customers. That’s why I like what James Jordan is doing. </li></ul><ul><li>James is one of the TOP TEN most honest script consultants in the nation who actually tells writers what they need to do to improve.&quot; </li></ul>Gary Shusett (Founder & Director of Sherwood Oaks Experimental College)
  5. 5. Candid Coverage Testimonial <ul><li>“ As with my other script, I felt you did a great job analyzing it. I find your feedback very constructive and I feel confident that my rewrite will really improve my story. You’ve given me lots to work with.” </li></ul>Art Blum (Los Angeles, CA)
  6. 6. Candid Coverage Testimonial <ul><li>“ Thank you so much for my Candid Coverage. This is the honest assessment that I need to help me write a screenplay that works and will sell. </li></ul><ul><li>Your coverage really points out my script’s weaknesses, and the realities of what I'll need to do in order to be competitive.” </li></ul>Peter Thompson (New York, NY)
  7. 7. Candid Coverage Testimonial <ul><li>“ James, your helpful coverage is to the point, concise and direct. You stayed with the basic mistakes. </li></ul><ul><li>Very importantly, you also kept a kind and respectful tone. From now on, I am not using another reader, only Candid Coverage.” </li></ul>Philippe Farcy (Highland Park, IL)
  8. 8. Candid Coverage Testimonial <ul><li>“ Wow! I like your honesty. Everything you've said and the way you've said it makes perfect sense. From title to logline to script, you've nailed it in terms of pointing out the areas that need reworking. </li></ul><ul><li>You have done what several friends within the profession (moviemakers) have been unable to do, point out exactly where the story, etc, is failing. I am now armed with the information I need to improve this script and the others that will follow. Thank you, James. You're a gem.” </li></ul>Andy Davie (United Kingdom)
  9. 9. Candid Coverage Testimonial <ul><li>“ Eureka! Thanks to you, James, I’ve been able to explain to myself a major problem you’ve pointed out in my screenplay. Your notes are extremely helpful and your insight is the best I’ve seen in terms of coverage. </li></ul><ul><li>What I also appreciate is your obvious passion for storytelling. I have referred another friend to your services. Thanks again for your fabulous help.” </li></ul>Roger Nelson (Sydney, Australia)
  10. 10. Candid Coverage Testimonial <ul><li>“ It was really worth having my screenplay critiqued by you before it goes anywhere else. I appreciate your comments because it drives me more to improve my writing skills and not to give up. </li></ul><ul><li>I want to get your input again with the revision and other future projects.” </li></ul>Don Sison (Valparaiso, IN)
  11. 11. Candid Coverage Testimonial <ul><li>“ James, your coverage was thoughtful, encouraging and helpful. I'm doing a rewrite based on your good recommendation that all the scenes be ‘examined through a prism of the Protagonist’s current emotional state.’ </li></ul><ul><li>I still have more work to do there as well as other items you mentioned. This was money well spent!” </li></ul>Matt Byrnes (Venice, CA)
  12. 12. Candid Coverage Testimonial <ul><li>&quot;Excellent coverage, James. I like your thoughts on changing the protagonist and will probably have another go at it. </li></ul><ul><li>What surprises me was the amount of obvious things I didn’t catch. I appreciate your level of detail. Thanks again.&quot; </li></ul>Alan Duncan (Mission Viejo, CA)
  13. 13. Candid Coverage Testimonial <ul><li>“ James did a great job on the script coverage for my family film/comedy screenplay. His experience and professionalism gave me great confidence in his objective feedback as he thoughtfully reviewed my script and gave me honest guidance to strengthen the story. His ‘Story Coverage’ was also very helpful. Thank you, James, for explaining in detail what the film summary needs to get across to agents and managers.” </li></ul>Megan Clare Johnson (Portland, OR)
  14. 14. Candid Coverage Testimonial <ul><li>“ Thank you for your excellent coverage. I really appreciate your comments. You gave me some important things to think about. I need to get out the scissors and begin slashing scenes.” </li></ul>Mike Trentacosti (Marina Del Rey, CA)
  15. 15. Candid Coverage Testimonial <ul><li>“ Thanks for your detailed analysis. It brings me down to reality. I will restructure my screenplay and hopefully send it back to you.” </li></ul>Oscar Pogarian (La Crescenta, CA)
  16. 16. Candid Coverage Testimonial <ul><li>“ James, I thought your comments were quite valid based on my first ten script pages. You have lots of experience reading screenplays and a good pulse on what producers and actors look for in the first ten pages.” </li></ul>Barry Becker (Portland, OR)
  17. 17. Candid Coverage Testimonial <ul><li>“ I found your coverage helpful and encouraging. I think you nailed some key problems in the first ten pages. Thanks for your valuable input.” </li></ul>Mike Orton (Nipomo, CA )
  18. 18. Candid Coverage Testimonial <ul><li>&quot;James, thanks for the great coverage. Others warned against the title and the time period, so I will take yours as the tipping point and change those elements. </li></ul><ul><li>I appreciate the kind words and the insights.&quot; </li></ul>Andrew Jackson (Los Angeles, CA)
  19. 19. Candid Coverage Testimonial <ul><li>“ Just read your coverage notes, James. Very helpful. Thanks a million. I will definitely incorporate much of your thoughts (in the rewrite). Thanks again.&quot; </li></ul>John Lewis (El Segundo, CA)
  20. 20. Candid Coverage Testimonial <ul><li>&quot;We found your coverage helpful, concise and highly professional. All of your notes offered sound advice based on solid criteria and will be implemented. </li></ul><ul><li>This was reassuring and valuable to us. We will be working with you again and will recommend you to others. Many thanks.&quot; </li></ul>Jay and Karyn Milner (Mountain Home, TN)
  21. 21. Candid Coverage Testimonial <ul><li>“ Many thanks for the analysis. It was very in-depth and carefully considered.” </li></ul>David Smith (Venice, CA)
  22. 22. Candid Coverage Testimonial <ul><li>&quot;I finished reading your coverage and I agree 100%. All of your comments just re-enforced what I've been thinking ever since I wrote the script. Thanks so much for your coverage. It's been invaluable.&quot; </li></ul>George Covic (Capistrano Beach, CA)
  23. 23. Candid Coverage Testimonial <ul><li>“ Thanks James! Good notes and reasonably priced. Let's continue working together.” </li></ul>Stephen Hoover (Baton Rouge, LA)
  24. 24. Candid Coverage Testimonial <ul><li>“ James has a splendid blog with lots of insider information. </li></ul><ul><li>He offers valuable, honest screenplay feedback for a more-than-reasonable price.” </li></ul>Alexandru Chelaru (Romania)
  25. 25. James Jordan Testimonial <ul><li>&quot;I volunteer with James for the Scriptwriters Network. James is not only responsible and dependable, but he is also a personable and friendly listener. Every time we have a conversation, he makes me feel like I'm the most important person there -- and I know I'm not the only one who feels that way. He tends to brighten the room! </li></ul><ul><li>I feel lucky to be acquainted with such a thoughtful and kind person and I look forward to working with him more in the future.&quot; </li></ul>Susan Bridges (The Scriptwriters Network Newsletter Editor)
  26. 26. <ul><li>James Jordan is available for screenplay consultations. </li></ul><ul><li>Rates: </li></ul><ul><li>$20 for “mini-coverage” of the first ten script pages </li></ul><ul><li>$125 for 6-10 page coverage of entire script (feature or teleplay) </li></ul>Contact: James Jordan E-mail: [email_address] Website/Blog: