MENU OF SERVICES
Think of Script Coaching as a Master Class in screenwriting - Graduate School for one. With Script Coaching, you and I delve into every screenwriting aspect of your script: concept, sequence, structure, scenes, action description, character development, dialogue and more. Here, depending on your preference, I'll hand-hold you every step of the way or let you sprint as fast as you can, while helping you hone your project, from inception (or current draft) to the completion of a polished, ready-for-market script. I'm available for brainstorming sessions and to review two drafts. I provide feedback along the way via notes, email, phone, video-conference, and, depending on geography, in person. Whereas script consulting is usually a solid rote monologue process, Script Coaching provides "in-the-moment" progress through a much more dynamic, energizing and inspiring dialogue. We move beyond static notes and tap into a creative synergy. Because I'm your champion over time, I tailor our work to your individual learning style and shepherd your script and writing to their highest level.
(approximately 25 to 30 hours of my undivided attention)
his is a concise litmus test for your script's concept and execution as
well as an assessment of your screenwriting craft. The Snapshot Evaluation's
succinct clarity will give you a clear picture of where you are and where
you need to go with your script and writing. This service includes up to a
page of super-concentrated notes and an optional phone call about how my
other services can help you achieve the goals you have for your script and
your writing. This service is designed for writers to see how I approach
their material and to give them a glimpse of how we can work together in the
coaching or mentoring process.
(add $4 per page for scripts over 120 pages)
COMPREHENSIVE SCRIPT ANALYSIS
Both levels of script analysis - Comprehensive and Professional - provide feedback for your rewrite. You will receive notes on structure, character, story, pace, subplots, theme, dialogue, marketability, and action description. I will even edit a page as a sample to suggest a more efficient prose style. This service averages 9 to 14 pages of notes, which include several pages of comments on individual pages plus a several-page essay on big-picture concerns. I offer solutions for most problems that I point out. The Comprehensive Script Analysis includes a 20-minute phone call that allows you to clarify any topics, brainstorm solutions, or ask specific questions.
(add $5 per page for scripts over 120 pages)
PROFESSIONAL SCRIPT ANALYSIS
Professional Script Analysis includes everything the Comprehensive Script Analysis provides but averages 12 to 22* pages of notes. Whereas at the Comprehensive level I will show you how to rewrite or make cuts to a few scenes, at the Professional level I can give several of your scenes individual attention. Besides improving your script, the detail and specificity of Professional Script Analysis will improve your writing forever. My favorite mode of working is the coaching model, with back-and-forth dialogue. This extensive and expansive set of notes is the next best thing. I will raise your standards for your own material and then productively overwhelm you with ideas on how to raise your script to meet them. If you want to bring a script "all the way home" with analysis and attention unlike you've ever received from a reader, teacher, or mentor, then Professional Script Analysis is for you.
(add $5 per page for scripts over 120 pages)
* Ironically, scripts whose problems are overwhelmingly structural in nature average fewer pages of notes. There is no use nitpicking every scene if many may not even be in the subsequent draft.
I will analyze your treatment (double-spaced, 10 pages or fewer) or synopsis for a feature-length screenplay. This service usually includes up to 5 pages of notes, questions, and suggestions along with a 15- to 20-minute phone call to discuss ideas and brainstorm solutions. This analysis lends itself to more genre- and story-driven ideas.
Script Mentoring is Script Coaching for two projectsplus added value. Not only will I guide you every step of the way through revisions and rewrites, but I'll also track your writing patterns and correct recurring bad habits. This is an amazing way to hone your craft, refine your voice and fast-forward your growth as a writer. Where Script Coaching gives you my attention and insights for the
duration of one screenplay, Mentoring gives you that micro approach for both projects, plus a macro view on your writing in general. Script Mentoring is even more than just Script Coaching squared; it's Script Coaching on steroidsbut in a good way (for sports fan: without that pesky asterisk by your name)
(Approximately 50 to 55 hours of my undivided attention)