WHAT YOU GET
This is the fairly traditional script analysis that most screenwriters are familiar with. It is a careful reading of your feature-length script and my thoughts and suggestions on how to improve it.
Now, while the service is somewhat traditional, my approach is not. I have been a professional writer since 1996. I know what it is like to get notes that are basically, “If I had written this, I would have done this...”
Those notes are unhelpful at best, and insulting at worst. Those notes do not interest me.
What interests me is helping you better achieve what you are trying to achieve. So first, we have to kind of figure that out. This requires a conversation. So we’re going to talk, and you’re going to be writing down a lot of notes when we do.
When we are done, you will have a very clear road map to get to that next level, and it will be focused on better telling the story you were passionate about telling in the first place.
This sort of thing is not for the timid. It is an honest, professional-level read. The analysis and subsequent development notes cover the story, structure, characters, quality of the read and commercial viability. Basically everything.
WHAT YOU GET:
- I will carefully read your (max 120 pages) script.
- Broad stroke notes in outline form.
- Page notes throughout the script (varies from script to script.)
- 60-90 minute recorded phone or video discussion (longer if necessary) to clarify and outline the next steps for your project.
- A transcript of that conversation.
The most productive notes will be in our 60-90 minute discussion. I enjoy these discussions and because they actually include the writer’s input, they are far more beneficial than detailed written notes that take too much time. (I will do those for producers and production companies that hire me, but that is why I charge them a significantly different rate.)
This process, with the vast majority of the notes stemming from the discussion, is what allows me to offer this service. It is everything I love about the development process, which means you will get me at my absolute best.