Script Writing Services For Your Screenplay Or Television Series

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Have you looked everywhere and you just can’t find the answers you need to get started on your script writing journey? Have you been sitting on an idea for years and it’s burning on your brain to do something with it?

One of the biggest issues dreamers face is moving forward with an idea. I don’t know how many times I’ve had to coach someone just to put their work out there for the world to see. I’ve known writers who were stuck on chapter one or even the first paragraph because it wasn’t perfect. It happens to everyone and I guess, somehow, I have found that I was put on this earth to give dreamers the answers.

Like Joker Joker Deuce, a screenplay I’m converting into a book, there are directors who have requested to read it and it was even optioned at one point. I have had several producers express an interest in a Netflix series I’m representing for a client and a director has requested to read Dean’s Shadow, a thriller I recently wrote. Getting the work finished is the first step but then you have to get the work out there for the filmmakers to see. So, putting one foot in front of the other, let’s talk about that first step.

Script Consulting

Script Writing

I actually start as a script consultant. Before any writing on the screenplay or television series can be done, it should be planned out first. That kills 90% of the butterflies, which in this sense is a good thing. We’re not talking about the beautiful winged things out in nature. We’re talking about the emotions in the pit of your stomach that have the ability to stop progress in motion.

As a script consultant, I offer feedback about an idea and fill in the gaps that you may be missing. Then, I write up a treatment that will give you a look at how the script is going to go from beginning to end. Seeing it from a bird’s eye view instills confidence and is an encouragement to move forward.

This is when the real script writing services can begin. So to answer some of your questions before you even have to ask, a screenplay should be between 90 and 120 pages. A half-hour television show should be 25 to 30 pages and an hour should be 45 to 60 pages.

Other Script Writing Services

Script Writing

When the script is complete, this begins the next phase of preparation. It’s the feedback and the polish stage. I look for feedback to incorporate into the script and then rewrite it based on that plus any improvements I think it might need. Rewriting is all part of the game. A script is never done on the first run. Rewrite, rewrite, rewrite, and rewrite some more. The first rewrites are to tighten the story and to cover all the gaps. The last rewrites are to polish off the spelling and grammar mistakes that I wasn’t worried about when I was doing the most important part of the work, writing it!

There are other materials that are normally helpful once the script is perfect and ready to be shopped around. A pitch deck is necessary and it should have an introduction, synopsis, character descriptions, target audience, marketing plan, distribution plan, and at least a budget estimate. But this is a creative thing that can be fun if done right. With great imagery and a little playfulness, the pitch deck is a way to introduce agents and filmmakers to your project in an entertaining presentation.

A television series should have a bible. There should be a synopsis for each episode. A screenplay should have a synopsis and sometimes, writers get very zealous in writing these. I’ve seen them almost as long as the screenplay itself. If you’re picking up what I’m putting down, there is a lot of writing. It’s writing about writing and then, writing about writing writing. Script writing services can get rather extensive but it’s all part of the job and that’s what it takes to get the attention of the decision makers in Hollywood.

But there is always a need for entertainment. There will never be an end to the need for movies and television shows. So to answer another question before you ask, yes it’s worth doing. Your idea is worth putting together and getting out there. If you don’t know how, don’t hesitate to ask. The only way to get to it is to go through it and I’ll help you every step of the way.

Even when it comes to actually contacting the agents and the producers who make things happen!

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