Services & Classes
Basic Studio Notes (6-8 pgs)
Notes include comprehensive and constructive comments on your story, structure, concept, characters, dialogue, tone, etc., plus specific concrete suggestions on how to improve them and bring out the most commercial aspects of your story and concept. Does not include synopsis.
Add 1-2 pg Synopsis to Basic Studio Notes
Extensive Notes (8-10 pgs)
Includes 1-2 pg synopsis. Notes include specific and comprehensive suggestions on how to improve overall writing, story, structure, a breakdown of all major characters, pacing, stakes, climax and resolution, specific problem scenes, tone, specific dialogue and formatting issues, plus overall commercial potential and marketing ideas.
New Draft Resubmission Notes
Once we’ve done notes on your script, you can submit any subsequent drafts (within one year) for less! It’s the same as the Basic Notes Service but I’ll go through all the changes you made that worked and what areas still need to be worked on. Also includes new grading sheet.
Comprehensive Development Notes by Phone
Submit your script and we’ll discuss my in-depth notes on the phone for up to 2 hours! We will go through page-by-page all the specific notes necessary to make your script shine. Service does not include written notes. Turnaround is slightly quicker than written notes.
Special! Extensive Notes & Phone Consult Package!
8-10 pages of detailed notes including a 1-2 page synopsis, major character breakdowns, commercial potential analysis, and specific dialogue notes. Plus, we’ll discuss the notes, suggestions or changes by phone or Skype for an hour. That’s a savings of $50!
TV Pilot Extensive Notes Up to 45 Pages (6-7 pgs)
Notes will discuss all essential elements (as listed above) plus overall series viability, voice and vision. Does not include synopsis.
TV Pilot Extensive Notes Up to 70 Pages (6-7pgs)
Notes will discuss all essential elements (as listed above) plus overall series viability, voice and vision.
In-Depth Analysis w/Page by Page Dialogue Notes (13-16 pgs)
Includes 1-2 pg synopsis. Notes include a general overview plus all the extensive script notes described above but even more in-depth. Plus, specific line by line dialogue notes and suggestions on how to best market your script.
Brainstorm Session, Pitch or Career Coaching
NEW SPECIAL: PURCHASE 3 CONSULTS & GET ONE FREE (Can be used any time within one year)! Let’s discuss and brainstorm your latest idea, loglines, story or pitch. Or if you have general biz questions or are having trouble taking your career to the next level and need help navigating the waters of Hollywood, I can help! Each consult is about an hour. Price does not include reading a script, but does include reading loglines, synopsis, pitch or short treatment.
First Act Consultation (by phone)
Make sure your script is on the right track! You can submit your first act (first 35 pages or less) and we’ll discuss if your story is going in the right direction, if it’s set up properly, if you’re grabbing the reader enough and any changes that need to be made. Call will be about 45 minutes. No written notes included.
Query Letter Service
Be sure you’re making the best first impression possible with a professional query letter that makes them want to read more! I’ve read thousands of query letters and know how to write ones that grab attention and sell! Fix your already existing query letter or have one written from scratch.
Professional Script Polishing/Editing/Reformatting
*PLEASE email me first before ordering this service! Service includes an extensive polish on dialogue, action, transitions and descriptions to bring out your voice and make your pages shine and your script flow! Also includes a full editing of your script for typos, grammatical mistakes, correct screenplay formatting, and (if necessary) reformatting your script into Final Draft. Rewriting prices vary from $1000-$3000, so please email to inquire first. Turnaround time and prices vary depending on how extensive the polish is.
Rush Services for Basic Notes and Query Letters
Put a RUSH on your Basic Notes or Query Letter Service! Guaranteed 1 week turnaround! (not including day submitted)
Rush Services for Extensive Notes
Put a RUSH on your Extensive Notes Service! Turnaround is 1 week! (not including day submitted)
Additional pages over 125 – $3/PER Page
4-Week Webinar Course: Creating More Compelling, Castable Characters
If you missed it live, here is your chance to enjoy and learn from over 10 Hours of Webinars, handouts, exclusive exercises, and 5 insightful Q&As with major Hollywood Talent all designed to help you improve your characters, your story, and your chance for success! Once ordered, I will email you all 4 weeks of recordings plus all supplemental material for you to enjoy on YOUR time!
During this course, you will learn: Over 30 Exclusive Exercises to Create a Character Profile with Purpose; 18 Elements of Three-Dimensional, Elevated Characters & How to Achieve Them; Crafting Strong, Original Female Characters; How to take Archetypes to the Next Level; Different Strategies to Introduce your Characters; Keys to Describing your Characters in Engaging, Visual Ways; The Pathology of Great Antagonists & How to Write Memorable Villains; Keys to Creating Subplots & Strong Supporting Characters; Writing Roles Actors Want to Play, and much more!
Q&As include Chad Hayes (Writer, The Conjuring, San Andreas), Mickey Fisher (Writer/Creator, Extant on CBS), Blake Robbins (Actor/Director, Oz, The Sublime & Beautiful), Ben Lustig & Jake Thornton (sold Winter’s Knight spec for $1M!), and Dana Horgan (Staff Writer, Once Upon A Time).
*NEW! Manuscript Review and Adaptation Notes Service
For book writers wondering if your manuscript or novel is ready for agents and publishers, if it could make for a great film or TV series, or how to take your story and adapt it to a screenplay, this is for you! I will read your book/manuscript and we’ll have an in-depth phone conversation going over your story, plot, characters, dialogue, pacing, what works in each chapter, if it could be a movie and how to get it there! Please note – this is NOT a book editing service. Price listed is for manuscripts 275 pages or less (about 70,000 words). Please email me first if over 275 pages.
Short Film Consultations
You can submit your short film script (15 pages or less) and we will go through it page by page on the phone or Skype for a half hour. Hour long short film consults also available for additional $20.
Mastering the Short Pitch Webinar
This TWO HOUR Webinar covers all the specific tools and tips you need to improve your short pitch and your chances at success. Other than writing a great script, pitching is the second-most important skill a writer needs to master to have a long-term career. As an executive and a consultant, I have taken over 3500 pitches and have coached writers on their pitches at almost every major screenwriting event in the country including Austin Film Festival. Now you can enjoy this Webinar ON-DEMAND at your own leisure.Updating…