You’ve written a great script. Or maybe you have a fresh story idea, but aren’t sure how to move forward. Now what?
Hollywood may seem to be an impenetrable world with lots of gatekeepers there to tell you “no.” But the fact is that everyone in Hollywood – every agent, every executive, every producer – is looking for the next great script. They stake their careers on their ability to find compelling stories, be it on YouTube or in a local newspaper. A great script can come from anyone and anywhere. As a mentor of mine always said, “In Hollywood, the script is the coin of the realm.” And in a business filled with sequels and remakes, it’s never been truer than it is today. We need new stories, especially from outside the system. Maybe you have that script and you need a little help to take it to the next level.
I’ve been a professional writer and director in Hollywood for over ten years. I’ve worked for Universal Studios, HBO, Showtime, CBS, FOX, MTV and various independent producers. When I started out, I had no connection to the film business. I figured it out through trial and error. I was blessed with a little luck and a number of important mentors along the way. I’d like to accelerate your success and help you avoid some of the pitfalls. I can give you feedback on an idea, a script, a pitch or a career path.
Whether you’re a seasoned writer who needs to streamline a pitch or you’re a “tyro scribe” who needs help with your premise, I can offer constructive feedback and brainstorm solutions with you.
What sets this apart from other script consultations? Good question! An hour is too short to discuss everything and I want you to get the most you can from the session.
Once I’ve read your script, I e-mail you a list of ten questions which are specific to your script – its strengths and its weaknesses. I will also suggest relevant movies to watch, scripts to read – anything that might inspire your imagination. To get the most out of your one-hour consultation, answer the questions and email them back to me. And check out the suggested movies, scripts or books. It will give us a running start and a common creative language.