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Jim Yoakum | Elance
 
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Jim Yoakum

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   United States
  |   Brooklyn, NY

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $82

Produced screenwriter ("Twisted Fortune," "Queen of Media," "The Waking/Keeper of Souls" ) and producer of comedy CD's and DVD's. Author of non-fiction books and novels (see http://amzn.to/1nwZSSm). Former writing partners with the late Graham Chapman of Monty Python and US Curator of the Graham Chapman Archives.

Award-winning copywriter and Creative Director with over 30 years experience. Agencies include BSA Advertising, Bayard and J. Walter Thompson. Clients have ranged from mom and pop's and startups to massively huge international...

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Portfolio

A true crime story about a corrupt ATF agent.
An absurd novel about an inept ad man sent to a small Caribbean island in order to save...
A fired customer service agent seeks revenge on the man who took his job.

Skills (10)

Tested
Word
Quark
Photoshop
Illustrator
Acid Pro
Audacity
Xpri
Garage Band
Film
Final Cut Pro

Service Description

Copywriting, ghostwriting, scriptwriting, editing. I write in all media and mediums for both advertising and marketing, as well as creative writing. I've done it all, from print ads and commercials (TV/radio) to industrials, to speechwriting (even wrote one for Pres. GW Bush), to books (fiction/NF), movies (3 films produced), plays, radio drama, resumes, blog posts, corporate materials, outdoor advertising... I'm the guy you need.

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Employment

Precision Chicken
CEO, CFO, Chief Hen Teaser
2006 - Present
You want chicken? We got it. You want scripts? We got it. You want scripts about chicken? Sorry, there are just some things we won't do. Authored/published novels: Bad, Like Jesse James The...
Furqaan Films
Screenwriter
2007 - 2008
Hired to write the screenplay "The Vapors", the story of the beginning days of hip-hop music, based on the memoirs of legendary record producer and DJ Marley Marl. UNPRODUCED
Question Mark Entertainment
Screenwriter
2007 - 2007
Hired to write the screenplay for the feature film "Queen of Media" based on the New York Times best-seller "Wendy's Got The Heat" the life story of infamous NYC shock-jock Wendy Williams. Stars...
Guardian Entertainment
Screenwriter
2006 - 2006
Wrote the screenplay for the feature film "Twisted Fortune", starring Charlie Murphy, Ike Barinholtz, Carol Alt and Davida Williams. To be released by Warner Brothers. Also composed the featured...
WQXI 94-Q
Continuity Director
1987 - 1989
Wrote commercial copy, oversaw production of commercials, hired talent, oversaw the correct running of commercials

Education

30 different Grammar andHigh Schools (Govmnt brat)
Moving and Making Friends
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Life
Master of Supreme Knowledge
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copywriter
screenwriter
ghostwriter
advertising
creative
book writing
radio writing
TV writing
outdoor advertising
article writing
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