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James W. Hawk, Filmmakerabout James W. Hawk, Screenwriter

I have written scripts for almost everything I have directed and produced. That includes narratives, documentaries, animated films, commercials and music videos.


My formal training took place over two semesters at Quinnipiac University under the tutelage of Liam O'Brien, professor of communications, when I took basic and advanced scriptwriting. O'Brien has professional credits including Emmy and other award-winning documentaries that have been shown on public television, in national and international film festivals and broadcast internationally. He has worked as a director and/or producer for Discovery Communications, Turner Broadcasting, National Wildlife Productions, Audubon Productions and CBS News and has served in a variety of production capacities on over a dozen feature films. O'Brien received his MFA from The Art Institute of Chicago, a master's from the University of Rhode Island and a bachelor's from Fairfield University.


Inhouse scripts

I have been writing scripts for some time and have a large body of work. This includes several features and many shorts, most of which could be extended into features.


Outside scripts

There are two things that will kill a script in a heartbeat; no representation and bad script form. I can provide an editing service to get your script into the proper form. I can polish your script so that it complies with the accepted standard industry format. If your script is not in the proper form, the reader will not go beyond the first few pages because your script will not come across as being professional.
I can read your script and offer improvements or enhancing additions.
I can write a script from scratch about your story or idea.