Screenplay Consulting Services

SCREENPLAY ANALYSIS

So you finished your screenplay. You know it has some holes, but you can’t see the forest for the trees, and it’s like pulling teeth to get some honest, objective feedback that not only identifies your script’s strengths and weaknesses, but also provides helpful direction on how to tighten and clarify your story.

Veteran Screenwriting Professor, Co-Founder of The Script Lab, and International Script Consultant Michael Schilf leaves no stone unturned when providing comprehensive analysis on character, story, structure, voice, and form. Not only will you receive in-depth feedback that identifies what works and what doesn’t, but you will also be supplied with detailed suggestions on how to repair and improve your script.

 

Package 1

Script Overview Standard – $600

Includes 5-6 pages of notes. Detailed analysis on character, structure, story, voice, and form – what works and what doesn’t – plus additional comments on how to strengthen, tighten, and clarify the script.

Extra Pages: $5 per page for scripts over 120 pages

Additional read with polish notes after a rewrite: $300

 

Package 2

Script Overview Deluxe – $900

Includes 10-12 pages of notes. Detailed analysis on character, structure, story, voice, and form – what works and what doesn’t – plus additional comments on how to strengthen, tighten, and clarify the script.

Extra Pages: $5 per page for scripts over 120 pages

Additional read with polish notes after a rewrite: $300

 

Package 3

Script Overview Premiere – $1200

Includes everything from Package 2, plus written notations on the script. Script Notes includes suggestions for scenes that could be cut, condensed, dialogue that could be clearer, possible character changes as well as suggestions where to insert story changes.

Extra Pages: $5 per page for scripts over 120 pages

Additional read with polish notes after a rewrite: $300

 

Package 4

Script Overview Premier Plus – $2400

Includes 20-30 pages of detailed overview notes, written script notes, page-by-page analysis, conceptual notes, and also includes an additional read with polish notes after a rewrite.

 

SCREENWRITING MENTOR SERVICES

If experience is the greatest teacher, then the mentor is the master professor. Luke had Obi-Wan, Neo had Morpheus, Frodo had Gandalf, and now you can have your very own trusted advisor.

Veteran Screenwriting Professor, Co-Founder of The Script Lab, and International Script Consultant Michael Schilf offers exclusive mentoring programs, where you’ll be coached through the process of building your screenplay from story concept and character creation to development outlines and multiple script drafts, all while helping you navigate through problems and pitfalls that occur along the way.

 

Package 1

Mentor Standard – $1800

From concept through complete first draft. Includes consultation on character bios, story concept, treatment, and outline, complete Script Overview Standard service.

Package 2

Mentor Deluxe – $2400

From concept through complete first draft and rewrite. Includes consultation on character bios, story concept, treatment, and outline, complete Script Overview Deluxe service, plus additional rewrite read with polish notes. Weekly writer and mentor e-mail correspondence included.

Package 3

Mentor Premier – $3000

From concept through complete 1st draft, 2nd draft rewrite, and 3rd draft polish. Includes consultation on character bios, story concept, treatment, and outline, complete Script Overview Premier service, plus additional rewrite read with polish notes. Weekly writer and mentor e-mail and phone correspondence included.

Package 4

Mentor Premier Plus – $4000

From concept through 3rd draft polish and into production. Includes consultation on character bios, story concept, treatment, and outline, complete Script Overview Premier Plus service. Weekly writer and mentor e-mail and phone correspondence included, plus up to four additional reads with polish notes and top priority through the first week of production.

 

SCREENPLAY DEVELOPMENT

Have a great idea, but don’t know where to start? Have the life rights to someone’s unforgettable story, but can’t wrap your brain around how to tell it? Working from a novel, a short story, or a magazine article and struggling to adapt it to film?

Veteran Screenwriting Professor, Co-Founder of The Script Lab, and International Script Consultant Michael Schilf offers comprehensive development services to get your story on track. His step-by-step professional guidance will help you build a memorable story with complex characters, helping you sculpt it all into a solid structure in treatment form that will become the foundation to writing your script.

 

Package 1

Treatment Overviews: $25 – $35 per page

Includes overview notes based on Character, Story, and Structure. Additional comments are provided on how to strengthen, tighten, and clarify the script.

Treatments 6-10 pages – $35 a page

Treatments 11-20 pages – $30 a page.

Treatments over 20 pages – $25 a page.

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Package 2

Adaptations – Price Varies based on Source Material

This service helps a writer deconstruct the material of another source before diving into writing a film adaptation.

Reading Source Material: $1 per page.

Breakdown of Source Material: $1,250, plus per page charge.

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