UPDATED: November 8, 2023:
Script Advisor: Script Consulting Services
Welcome. I've been assisting
screenwriters and producers to make their scripts the best they can be
(for over 20 years).
Please note that I have no
set fees. Every writer's needs are unique. If you believe I can
help you, feel free to Send Me an Email
and let me know how.
Upcoming screenwriting competition:
Have your screenplay "contest-proofed"
Scoring highly in a screenplay contest can be a doorway
into the industry (mangers, agents,
*** Scipt-advisor is not affiliated with
any screenwriting competition.
Your Script Into A Page Turner
days, the only way to get a producer -- who never has enough
time--to actually read your script beyond the first few pages
is to make sure your script is a page turner.
page -- not just some -- has to engross and practically
compel your reader to turn the page all the way to your
exactly what I do: show you how to turn your script into a page turner.
IS NOT COVERAGE/ SCRIPT ANALYSIS.
is DEVELOPMENT FOR REWRITE to put your script in the best
position for the quickest sale.
screenwriters don't know: Your first 10 pages are crucial because,
by page 10, the reader has decided to read or stop reading your script.
This is a site where you, the screenwriter, can find professional assistance
and screenwriting help for your
screenplay by an experienced and supportive script
consultant, story analyst, script advisor and screenwriter.
Unless you're a cousin of Spielberg or have some other
connection to a producer, you'll most likely going to need a
page turner script to make your first sale, a script that has
a producer saying, "I've got to have this."
3 steps that can take you there:
One: Have a "must see this script" logline. An original, compelling
sentence or two that absolutely compels a producer to ask for
the next step, which is often...
Two: Have a great one-page synopsis. One written
so superbly and so engagingly that a producer will ask for
your script. (Many producers will not spend over an hour
reading a script unless they know and like your storyline first.
Ergo: the necessity for an engaging synopsis.
Three: Have a page-turner script (and I mean every
page. You normally have one shot to wow a producer to the
point that even before he's finished reading it, he/she's already thinking casting and who the director
is going to be when they shoot your script.
was a story analyst and I know that a producer's reader
and/or the producer is looking for the first story problem, the
first place where a script loses its dramatic/comedic
tension, where interest is lost, so they can say
You don't want that to
happen. And to make sure that it doesn't, it means you will need to continually
(a key word) engage the reader through the entire script -- which means
every page must prompt him/her to want to read the next one and so on
until your last page and "FADE OUT".
are a good time to check for one of my new blogs
to help you, the screenwriter, reach that goal: making your script a page
turner. (And also to help you not take this screenwriting business too
script advisor, story analyst, script doctor, screenplay
advisor, script mentor, screenrewriter: All
names for the thorough screenwriting and script consulting assistance you,
the screenwriter, will
receive here from a dedicated, professional script consultant
/ story analyst / script advisor / screenrewriter.