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Jacob Justin Tanenbaum | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jul 26, 2012

Jacob Justin Tanenbaum

Freelance Writer, Ghost Writer, Director
   United States
  |   Los Angeles, CA

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $27

I received my B.A. in Screenwriting, Minor History from Chapman University, Dodge College of Film & Media Arts. I ghost write and have many style samples upon request, some on this account. Films written and/or made online are also available for private viewing.

I've worked for LA production-management companies script reading and offering coverages. At Chapman, I was the go-to guy for script writing and coverage. Highly regarded industry professional references available upon request.

Awards & Recognition

STATESIDE (2011) Writer,...

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Portfolio

I and the Village is a fantastical short about the crisis of identity and integrity in...
http://www.calfilmawards.com/Awards/past_winners/2010_winners.aspx
In the 1940 Blitz over London during WWII, a lone refugee and family finds that the...
Full feature scene excerpt: In 1945, Sigmund, recently liberated from Auschwitz, goes...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigmund_Sobolewski
Scene excerpt from Prisoner 88, full feature adaptation: Holocaust survivor, Sigmund,...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigmund_Sobolewski
Excerpt from a full feature. In this scene Lindsey, a devout Catholic, gets an abortion...
How the Nazis created themselves in their own image and how they waged total war...

Skills (10)

Tested
Academic Writing
Grant Writing
English
Editing
Creative Writing
Screenwriting
Speech Writing
Script / Story Coverage
Avid
102WPM

Service Description

I write in many genres from comedy, romance, thriller, drama, action, documentary and in a variety of mediums, such as screenplay, prose, research, or pitch proposals.

I will always beat the deadline and offer you my best. I am a script machine and when I'm in my zone I am known for working over 12 hours straight on a piece without taking as much as a coffee break. Every piece I create I intend to be the final draft, pending on your notes.

I heavily research my stories, voice of characters, and themes before I sit down to write so that when I do the characters write the scenes for me. It's the greatest joy in the world for me to have my stories come alive.

I practice simplicity in prose and complexity in dialogue. I start my scenes late and end them early. I've mastered the structure rules, so I know when to break them, too.

I am a perfectionist to the point that I place great care in getting the words to look right on the page. I believe that the proper prose explaining the action in scripts is as important as the dialogue.

I have collaborated with a variety of writers, directors, and other creative types, from one on one to group environments, I am an excellent team player who cares about the finished project, not my ego. My favorite aspect of film making is the team effort and I will state my creative ideas with conviction while adapting to your needs.

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Education

Chapman University
B.A. Screenwriting, Minor History
2007 - 2010
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