Jim Mercurio is a filmmaker, writer and teacher. He has directed or produced five feature films. The high-concept horror-thriller he directed, Last Girl and the feature he produced Hard Scrambled, starring Kurtwood Smith (That ’70s Show), are currently available on DVD.
He has directed more than 40 DVDS on screenwriting including his 10-hour Complete Screenwriting: From A to Z to A-list. He wrote and directed the bonus material for Hard Scrambled – a two-hour seminar on making indie films – which The Washington Post called, “a must for would-be filmmakers.”
He was a star speaker at many of the Screenwriting Expos in Los Angeles and was invited by Disney to teach story at Siggraph in Boston.
Creative Screenwriting magazine ranked him as one of the top story analysts in the country. Jim’s clients range from Oscar-nominated and A-List writers to complete beginners. He is finishing up the first screenwriting book that focuses solely on scene writing, The Craft of Scene Writing, for Linden Publishing.