Recommendations & Endorsements
Many of my clients are "return customers." Some want me to see a revised version of the script (available for a third to one-half off the regular price, depending on the amount of feedback desired). Others send in a second or a third script -- some even a fourth.
The improvements from one version to the next, and from script to script are impressive. Some clients have obtained representation (agents or managers).
These are just a few quotes from the many letters or phone messages I've received over the past five years.
"I will surely call on your services again, and recommend you to my various writing friends."
Paul J. Castro, UCLA Professional Writing Program -- four evaluations
(Note: Paul recently signed a three picture, 1 million dollar directing/writing deal)
"You really know your craft -- it's refreshing to get an evaluation from someone who really knows what they're
talking about. I'll have another screenplay for you soon."
Myra Byanka, screenwriter for Largo Pictures' "Reasonable Doubt"
"An excellent job -- very thorough and helpful. I'm recommending it to my writer friends."
Len Jansen, WGA member
"You have the Right Stuff; I'll post a notice for your service on my web site."
Marcie Wright, agent, "The Wright Concept"
"Insightful and incisive."
Barr McClellan, Texas -- two screenplay evaluations
"You're a genius."
Larry Butcher, Washington -- two screenplay evaluations
"Thanks for all your help (on my other script). The enclosed screenplay is the one I spoke to you about over the
phone ... please give it your usual eagle eye."
Penn Brumm, San Jose -- two evaluations
"Thank you for the screenplay analysis. I appreciate your honest feedback, because I respect your knowledge and
experience. The coverage was quite thorough. Thanks again."
Tammy Fensury, Canada
"After having had three screenplays and one teleplay evaluated and critiqued by others, I was bowled over
"Your analysis was the most comprehensive and exhaustive I've ever seen, not to mention the most incisive and
to-the-point. You identified the key weaknesses in my structure, delved deeply into my characters, and drained
my dialogue of artificial and unnecessary words.
"I doubt that anyone else would even come close to the 41 pages of commentary you provided along with an
hour-long cassette tape and annotations on the script. The script was good before; now it's a whole lot better
and I'm only half way through the implementation of your critique.
"In addition to improving this screenplay, your commentary has also helped my understanding of the craft of
Richard Bailey, Indiana
"Your critique was immensely helpful. Here's a much-revised version of the script. I'd like another evaluation
so I can get it into top shape before sending it out."
Randal Morrison, El Cajon -- two evaluations
"I've told some writer friends about you, but not my agent; I want her to think I'm improving each draft all on
my own. You're my secret weapon."
Michael Waddington, Los Angeles -- three evaluations
"I was delighted by your commentary."
Michael Parys, Belgium -- four screenplay evaluations
"You're an excellent analyst; I'm glad I found you."
David J. Weinberg, Connecticut
"Thanks in advance for what I know will be your continued great insights!"
Nick Freiberg, San Francisco -- two evaluations
"I had no idea it would be so thorough and so helpful. I wish I'd used you earlier."
Steve Kaire -- member, Writers Guild of America
The following quotation was not in regard to my screenplay evaluation service, but rather was a letter to the
editor of "Drama-Logue," an L.A. trade paper for the entertainment community. Mr. Meyers was referring to my
weekly "ScreenWorking" column that appeared in that paper for nearly a year-and-a-half.
"As a graduate from USC Cinema and as a former four-year member of Columbia Pictures' story department, and
as a former story analyst (more than 1,000 submissions synopsized and analyzed), I know brilliant story advice
when I read it. Jeff Newman's articles on screenwriting have been absolutely outstanding. They are more
valuable than any book on screenwriting I've read."
Julian Myers, c/o Julian Myers Public Relations