These services are designed to supply you with enough ideas and criticism to proceed with your rewrite or polish. Building on her experience as a writer and teacher, Linda addresses all aspects of screenwriting, from story and concept to dialogue and scene construction, to give you an honest analysis of your project in its current state, as well as to provide you with suggestions for solutions to the problems present in the work.
This is studio type coverage, without a synopsis but with emphasis on the critique. It includes:
Basic coverage identifies the strengths and weaknesses of the script, examined in terms of story, characterization, plotting, theme, scenes, as well, concept and marketability.
A writer can choose this and receive enough feedback to get to work and feel satisfied.
If a screenplay is over 130 pages, the cost increases by $15 for every 10 pages.
PAYMENT FOR BASIC COVERAGE: Full payment must be received in cash or by cashier's check with submission.
Turnaround Time: 2 weeks
Development notes are more detailed. Linda re-reads the script and evaluates its strengths, weaknesses and marketability. She analyses structure, conflict, characters, plot development, momentum, etc., and identifies the important relationships providing the story with its dramatic unity.
She offers recommendations to solve these problems, always keeping in mind the author's intent.
Turnaround Time: 2 - 3 weeks
Linda suggests writers start with basic coverage, then move according to the demands of the script. For many, the basic package works to get them started on a rewrite.
The cost increases by $25 for every 10 pages.
PAYMENT FOR DEVELOPMENT NOTES: Half of the fee is owed with the submission of the script, the balance due on completion.
Turnaround Time: 2 to 3 weeks
Linda will read rewrites for $225.
Linda reads and evaluates short scripts. She applies the same standards to shorts as she does to features, and she brings her experience and understanding of this particular film form based on years of working with writers and directors actually making shorts.
Shorts are not feature films shrunk to smaller size. They have importan considerations the writer must take into account to be successful. Linda understands these well.
A Short Screenplay Analysis includes:
Payment for short script analysis: Full payment must be received in cash or by cashier's check with submission.
To reserve your spot, contact Linda at CONTACT and get any other information you need.
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Whether your script is a feature or a short, it must be typed in the correct format. This means:
No center justified Characters' Names or Dialogue margins.
Please don't cheat these measurements with your screenwriting software. It is obvious to the trained eye and your script will be sent back.