You've finished a draft of your screenplay, and now you're looking for an experienced reader to provide detailed feedback
on the strengths and weaknesses of your plot, dialogue, characters, etc.
The first step is to
write and say hi! My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org, and I'll be happy to answer any questions you have about me and/or the process of screenplay analysis through NewEnglandScreenwriters.com!
(optional but recommended) step is to register your script with the Writer's Guild of America. Registration provides objective, third-party verification of your claim to an original piece of writing,
essentially proving your draft of a script existed as of the date of registration, thus helping to protect your rights in
case of any future creative disputes.
remember: nobody owns ideas. What registration protects are the details of your particular VERSION of an
idea. (And that's a good thing: otherwise somebody would already own every conceivable story concept, from "boy
meets girl" to "underdog team wins sports championship against all odds," etc., and then where would we be?) For more
information on script registration click here.
on the RELEASE FORM link. Print out the page, then sign and e-mail a .pdf or scanned copy of the form to email@example.com OR mail a signed hard copy to New England Screenwriters, P.O. Box 440101, Somerville, MA 02144. (Sorry for all
the release form legal-ese, but it's the best way to protect us both from any misunderstandings...feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns!)
Material For Analysis
you send your release form by regular mail, you can also include a hard copy of the material you'd like me to read before
If you'd prefer to e-mail your material as a digital file, first e-mail or mail the signed release
form. I'll notify you when I receive the form, at which point you can e-mail your material as a Word (.doc), Rich Text
Format (.rtf), or Adobe (.pdf) file.
Remember, I cannot accept or read any material without a signed release form!
you submit your script, please let me know whether you'd prefer a one-on-one script conference (in person, by Skype or by phone), a detailed
written analysis, or both (current rates are listed below). For payment options or to make a payment, click the PAYMENT link.
(1-120 PAGE SCREENPLAY)
$40 per hour (or fraction) beyond first two hours of meeting
+ $1.00 per page beyond first 120 of properly formatted screenplay
submitted for review
2-hour live consultation
- by phone
- by Skype
- or in person within Boston metro area (Boston,
Cambridge, Somerville, Allston, Brighton, etc.)
After receiving your script and payment, I'll
contact you by e-mail to arrange a convenient time (and place, if applicable) to discuss the project. An additional fee may
be charged for in-person meetings beyond the Boston metro area.
+ $1.00 per page beyond first 120 of properly formatted screenplay submitted for
+ $40 per hour for follow-up in-person or phone meeting.
10-15 page detailed written report on
the strengths and weaknesses of your characters, dialogue, plot and format, including general and specific suggestions for
your next draft
I'll e-mail your written analysis within two weeks of confirming receipt of your screenplay