Screenwriting

Screenwriting is a substantially different discipline to writing books.
The process of evaluation by agents and commissioning producers is also very different.
The end product is not a printed book but rather a document suitable for presentation and
there are several well-defined stages to go through in order to get your script into production.
A successful screenplay relies on cooperation with many other creative (and very busy) individuals.

Film production companies rarely accept unsolicited manuscripts.
We work with you to ensure that you follow the correct formal procedures including the preparation and formatting of your presentation.
This will give your screenplay its best chance of a successful outcome.

1. Editorial Support

We provide advice and editorial support so that your presentation is up to a professional standard,
including the essential one-page synopsis. You only get one shot at this.
In the industry, most scripts are never read beyond the first ten pages;
That’s how long you get to prove you’re worth the read.
And the one-page synopsis must be a 'killer'

2. Improvement

We work with you to improve your screenplay until it is ready for presentation.
Even the very best scripts still need work. Could your script be tighter, sharper, more focused?
Could the characters be a little richer and more fully realised?
With just a few tweaks, could the budget be halved, and thereby the chances of it being made quadrupled?
Is the script formatted to industry standard and in a universally readable file format?

3. Presentation

We offer advice on where best to make the presentation.
Most film production companies do not accept unsolicited manuscripts under any circumstances.
It is possible to attract interest but not easy; we can advise but we cannot act as your agent.

4. Costs

All of the costs are explained and agreed in advance so there are no surprises.
1. Initial appraisal and professional critique: £300
2. Formatting the presentation: £150
3. Full script edit: £400 ...Read more...
4. Subsequent script edit: £150 ...Read more...
5. Comprehensive one-on-one workshop with an experienced screenwriter: £500