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James Jordan

About James Jordan

James Jordan ranked fourth overall in Creative Screenwriting’s 2010 Report “Best Movie and TV Script Consultants as Rated by Screenwriters.” He was a respected story analyst at Fred Roos Productions, producer for Francis Coppola. James has interviewed hundreds of working film and television professionals. Jordan’s company, Candid Coverage, offers various services to screenwriters such as analyzing the first ten script pages plus logline for only $25. Free articles available upon request. Contact James at

Details are HUGE

Conventional wisdom says, “Write what you know.” But in James Jordan's humble opinion, this statement is incomplete. A better version could be expressed as, “Write what you have explored extensively.” Because through sufficient exploration, a perceptive screenwriter will uncover certain details that give a screenplay an authentic look and feel...