Jim Starr

Jim Starr

Freelancer

Screenwriter in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

About Jim

Jim Starr
F I L M & T V
SCREENWRITER-DIRECTOR
Repped by Barbara Bitela, Silver Bitela Agency



A MILLION TO ONE SHOT
The headline in Daily Variety when I sold the very first screenplay I wrote

SEDUCTION OF THE WILL
Leni Riefenstahl spec script optioned by Lumiere Pictures
I was hired to do two sets of rewrites


RANDOM
Modern found-footage-style and a semi-terrorist madman/villain who feels ripped from the headlines…
RECOMMEND – R1, ScreenplayCoverage.com

The type of movie people would want to go back and watch (again)... This is a no-brainer in commercial terms…
RECOMMEND – R2, ScreenplayCoverage.com


DRUMS ALONG THE BRANDYWINE
It’s truly refreshing to see a kick-ass female protagonist in a period piece like DRUMS…
RECOMMEND – R1, ScreenplayCoverage.com

This is one of those scripts which is just too well done to overlook.
RECOMMEND – R2, ScreenplayCoverage.com

It generates tension in the plot right off the bat… the premise delivers.
RECOMMEND – R1, Spec Scout Score: 75


THE LAST THING THEY DO
I kept flashing back to THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN… Seriously, this was among the most impressive scripts I’ve read recently.
RECOMMEND – ScreenplayCoverage.com

Authentic, vivid, and memorable…
RECOMMEND – Spec Scout Score: 76.3



THE CHOSEN ONES
More than chilling. Disturbing is a better word…
RECOMMEND – R1, ScreenplayCoverage.com

You’d expect sharp dialogue from a cast of urban Jews from the Golden Age of NYC and the script didn’t disappoint. The Nazi killer on the loose element was also gorily convincing.
RECOMMEND – R2, ScreenplayCoverage.com


BILLION $ HAMLET
Has all the makings of an entertaining comedy film and bespeaks a very definite, precious talent.
- Slamdance Screenplay Competition


BRAVO YANKEE
Hews close to hallowed war/spy movie traditions in a quirky and unusual way. The entire “Wild West during World War II” concept plays.
RECOMMEND – ScreenplayCoverage.com


RE-EMBODIMENT
Wonderful premise for a limited-location thriller. Delivers punch after punch. As good a foundation for a festival hit as I’ve read in a good long time.
- ScreenplayCoverage.com


A&E BIOGRAPHY on Morgan Freeman
I wrote, directed & interviewed Morgan, Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, 3 dozen others for this documentary

BRANDYWINE BATTLEFIELD
Is right down the road from me

SCHOOL
Temple University

SOME AWARDS
Houston International Film Festival - Grand Award - Best Screenplay
BASC Australian Film Festival – New Frontiers Featured Film
Knoxville International Film Festival – Audience Award
Knoxville International Film Festival – Best of Festival
US Ind. Film Festival - 2 Gold Awards
Worldfest Charleston - Gold Award
IABC - Epic Award
ITVA - Gold Reel
United Way - Gold
Telly Award - 1st Place
AVC Competition - 2 Golds & Best of Festival
Society for Technical Communication - 1st Place
Cooperative Education Association - "Best in Nation" Award
Technical Photography Magazine - Production of the Year Award


Name: Jim Starr

Lives in: Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Company: Freelancer

Occupation: Screenwriter

Awards

  • Houston International Film Festival - Grand Award - Best Screenplay

Education

  • Temple University (Philadelphia, PA)

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  • Since: July 2014
  • Last online: > 2 weeks ago
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