Jacob Potashnik

Fiction, Screenwriting



Script Consulting

Available for:

Book-Length Fiction
Graphic Novels


Jacob Potashnik has spent the last 40 years as a producer and line-producer of documentaries, television series, commercials, web content, and films of every genre. In 2019, Jacob co-produced the feature documentary Berlin Escape Artists, line-produced the Radio Canada documentary, Vue de l’Hôtel, and co-produced Pink Lake, a feature film screened at international festivals in Vancouver, Hamilton and Durban. Jacob won the WGC award for the best screenplay for Stardom, co-written and directed by Denys Arcand. He is the author of The Golem of Hampstead, and Other Stories, a collection shortlisted for the 2017 Concordia University First Book Prize.

Jacob has served as an external evaluator and jurist for Telefilm and SODEC.

Recently, Jacob has been mentoring emerging talent through Black-on-Black Films, Black Screen Office, and the Quebec Writers’ Federation.

Services Offered

Script consultant, script doctor, script editing, production and funding strategies, coaching with an emphasis on dramatic structure, character- building, and dialogue.

If you are stuck in your second act, or facing beginner’s anxiety about starting or have been unable to solve a tricky script problem,  if you are questioning the validity of your premise, uncertain about how to resolve your drama, or if your drama isn’t dramatic, your crime story is criminally dull or your comedy isn’t funny, I can probably help.

Editing of novels prior to publishing. Ghostwriting.

Special Interests

Screenplays for all media, all genres and lengths.



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