If you're having trouble finishing a screenplay (or even getting started),
I may be able to help!
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 consultation through
The next (optional but recommended) step is to register whatever original
material you've generated (notes, an outline, a treatment, scenes, etc.) 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 original written material existed as of the date of registration, thus helping to protect your rights
in case of any future creative disputes.
But 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.
3. Release Form
Whether or not you have written material for me to read, the next step is to click
on the RELEASE FORM link.
Print out the page, then sign and e-mail a .pdf or scanned copy of the release
form to email@example.com OR mail a signed hard copy of the form 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!)
4. Sending Material
If you send your release form by regular mail, you can also include a hard copy
of any material you'd like me to read before our consultation.
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!
5. Consultation & Payment
Once I receive your signed release form, I'll contact you to arrange a one-on-one
consultation (in person, by Skype or by phone) about
your project. Current rates are listed below. For payment options or to make a payment, click the PAYMENT link.
$1.00 per page of written material submitted for discussion
+ $40 per hour (or fraction) beyond first two hours of meeting
2-hour live consultation by phone, Skype, or in person within
Boston metro area (Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, Allston, Brighton, etc.)
After receiving your written material and payment, I'll contact you by e-mail to arrange a convenient
time (and place, if applicable) to discuss the project in a scheduled meeting. An additional fee may be charged for in-person
meetings beyond the Boston metro area.