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EXPERIENCED COVERFLY READER
Hollywood script reader with real experience.
JEFF J. BLIX
Writer/Designer/ Script Analyst/Editor
2022 Semi Finalist
2021 TV Finalist
Kevin Pike's Filmtrix Script Coaching Website
Jack Binder Cllp Reel for Filmbudget.com
Hey. I'm Jeff. I got my start writing coverages at the request of Kevin Pike, a renowned and Emmy-winning special effects expert who worked on Back to the Future and Jaws. I designed his Filmtrix website, and he wanted some opinions on some screenplays for his clients. I also began running his Filmtrix Social Media Account. From that point on, my career writing coverages began. Afterward, I started writing coverages on the Coverfly Peer review platform. For two years, I wrote coverages in the largest database for scripts. I've covered everything from semifinalists in the Academy Nicholl Fellowship to Screencraft/Big Break Finalists to people who are not native English speakers writing their first screenplay.
In the last 10 years, I've written more than 20 screenplays in almost all genres. From comedy to horror, to sci-fi, to Western. For one of my scripts, I was agented at The Brogan Agency (I used to be a WGA signatory), and it was sent to a production company. For three separate scripts, I took contest placement. I've been a Quarter Finalist in both Final Draft's Big Break and Roadmap's Road to New Republic, a Finalist in the 2021 Scriptapalooza contest, and a Quarter Finalist in the 2022 Page Awards. I've also done some out-of-left field things in the film industry too. I did clip reel editing for producer Jack Binder and he produced the 2018 Oscar-nominated Ethan Hawke film “First Reformed," along with many others.
The big question is, where did I learn screenwriting from? Short answer: screenwriting, reading about screenwriting, and getting constructive feedback about screenwriting. I don't believe writers can really be made; they are born. It's more about creative DNA, tenacity, and work ethic if they wish to succeed or not as a professional. One can learn from those old-school DVD audio commentary tracks, too. I took the Quentin Tarantino approach; I learned screenwriting myself by trial, error, and input. It also doesn't hurt to be a lifelong film nut.
When I'm not burning the midnight oil writing, reading and covering scripts, I also am a designer. I have an expansive background in both graphic and web design (fifteen years). I have written mission statements and designed websites for Hollywood acting, Hollywood set and audio production companies. Occasionally, I'm a ghostwriter of non-fiction books and have written 6 books, everything from neuroplasticity to gambling, to ancient myths. One of them is actually a bestseller in a genre and I've been looking more and more into the Kindle publishing as of the time of this writing. All in all, my heart is with fiction writing and helping writers improve their screenplays. That's my creative background and credentials in a nutshell. Don't hesitate to ask if you have a question about my coverage services.
Looks like my screenplay ICED was a quarterfinalist in the Page Awards. I really appreciate it, a special thank you to all readers. #screenwriting @PAGEawards pic.twitter.com/DW7YO6M1Nx— Jeff J. Blix (@JeffBlix) July 15, 2022
Former Wescreenplay analyst 8X21L now solo. Check out my website at https://t.co/vEsG2JPPZV. I specialize in industry standard level coverage at an affordable price. Best of all, you know who the reader is. #screenplay #screenplaywriter #screenplayed #screenplays #writers pic.twitter.com/VpvptXaX6Q— Jeff J. Blix (@JeffBlix) June 13, 2022
The opening page to the Best Picture Winner Coda. Notice the opening sentences are visual images. I see screenwriters that don’t open with an image. Fun fact: that is contrary to every screenwriting book and most produced scripts. #screenwriting #WritingCommunity pic.twitter.com/LPyaIYGRWR— Jeff J. Blix (@JeffBlix) June 17, 2022
Corey Mandell is one of my favorite #screenwriting instructors and gives hard truths: you have two, maybe ONE scene to keep a studio reader reading. Kill that opening scene or you’re screwed. @filmcourage https://t.co/amn0QIhndk— Jeff J. Blix (@JeffBlix) July 15, 2022
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