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Fact is, there are no magic formulas or hard-and-fast rules. But there are two things common to all scripts that have a fighting chance:
- It must keep readers turning pages. Professional readers are the gatekeepers to the industry. Their names don't scroll at the end of the film, but they make or break almost any spec that comes to Hollywood. Readers don’t have to like your voice or your characters. They don’t have to like your genre. But if they want to know what happens next - if they keep turning pages when there's a stack to get through and a stack for the weekend - you’ve done more than most screenwriters ever will. And that gives you a chance.
- It accepts fresh perspectives. Over a decade of working with and as a writer, I can say that every single script that has gone on to success has been reviewed and worked through a support network. It's hard to get distance from projects you give so much to. It's hard to know if the story you've envisioned is the story that's really on the page.
I've worked with over 100 clients as an independent screenplay consultant. Prior to that I worked in the entertainment industry, reading and covering scripts on a daily basis. I've seen terrible first drafts go through transformations that moved them to the big screen. And I've seen well-established writers fail to create a product that sells. Hollywood feels closed off to so many, but the truth of the matter is that it's not about finding an agent to represent you or having a cousin who works at a production company.
It's about telling an amazing story in an amazing way. It's about doing that again and again... until it's ACTUALY amazing. Those always find their way in. The tools and perspective I provide can help you get there.