As an independent Writer, Director and Producer, I am always looking for opportunities to work on independent films, for freelance writing assignments and production contracts for anything from studio and network projects to commercials, PSAs, corporate and educational videos.
Writer for Hire, Ghost or Co-Writer for feature film screenplays, television pilots and bibles (scripted as well as reality), fiction and non-fiction books and their proposals and transmedia projects (video games, websites, blogs, social media or platform distribution plans, etc.)
Budgets & Shooting Schedules
I can break your script down into proposed shooting schedules and budget scenarios – and even stay on board (if requested), through production as a crew member.
Capitalize on my extensive mortgage banking and real estate finance underwriting background coupled with my entertainment industry expertise to write or review business plans for any kind of entrepreneurial ventures or non-profit charities. Everything from bio polishing to comparable or competitive products and services to social media marketing strategies to product placement plans to number crunching waterfalls and cash flows through to even supporting you (if you request it), to help you make your investor presentations.
- What Goes Into A Film Proposal?
- Who is Reading Your Film Proposal – and why?
- Film Proposal Examples
- Which Camera Should We Use?
Feature Film Screenplays, Television Scripts, Novel Manuscripts and TransMedia Projects
Scripted: A ninety-minute conference call (followed-up with an in-depth written summary) reviewing all the storytelling elements for the project including: character, structure, plots and subplots, themes, dialogue, tone, genre, etc. as well as professional polish page notes on the first act addressing grammar, formatting, typos and stylistic suggestions.
Unscripted / Reality: A one-hour conference call (followed-up with an in-depth written summary) reviewing all the elements for your project including (as relevant): type of show, format, episode structure, season and/or series arc, hosts, subject matter experts, tone, genre, etc. as well as page notes addressing grammar, formatting, typos and stylistic suggestions.
* Rewrites reviewed for half price.
This one-hour conference call will review the project’s most likely potential buyers (distributors, financiers, possible Co-Production Partners), demographic assessment and possible product placement advertisers or brand sponsors, prospective attachments (including A-list stars, directors, show runners, etc.) and possible approach strategies; as well as a written critique of any and all marketing materials presented (such as loglines, synopses, treatments, one-pagers, leave-behinds, trailers, sizzle reels, investor presentations, business plans, packages, proposals, websites, website outlines, social media marketing plans, distribution plans; and suggestions, if relevant, for any possible ancillary transmedia opportunities (video games, platform and/or social media, blogs as promotional platforms, alternative distribution possibilities, etc.)
Creative & Marketing Analysis Combo
Order both the Creative and Marketing Analysis simultaneously (or within 90 days of one another) and receive half off the second service.
Pitch Preparation Services
You’ve been working on your project inside and out – but can you sell it? This fifteen-minute pitch critique session will help you improve your pitch, boost your confidence and help you secure more script requests and follow-up meetings.
Submit 2 – 5 one-sentence summaries of your various projects and have an unbiased but professional and honest third party rank them in terms of intrigue and potential marketability and offer constructive polish suggestions.
*A logline is the hook – ideally in 25 words or less – that piques initial interest. Ideal loglines will reveal the project’s high concept, sources of conflict (drama), introduce the main Protagonists/Antagonists/Love Interests (or for Reality: Hosts/Subject Matter Experts) – and intrigue the listener/reader as to how the project will deliver in a unique and interesting way on the genre.
OPTIONAL: Taglines can be included if desired
NOTE: If you are attending a pitch fest or similar event (NATPE’s PitchCon, The Great American/Canadian Pitch Fest, etc.), you may submit the list of potential “Catchers” in advance and your best targets (where you might find the most success pitching) will be identified, discussed and prioritized for your particular goals.
Advanced Pitch Prep
Advanced written feedback and Pitch Prep Support. Any or all materials submitted (script, bible, format, leave behind, sizzle reel, etc.) will be reviewed and written or verbal feedback provided.
I teach, speak and consult all around the world at Film Festivals, Writers Conferences, Corporations and Colleges on a variety of topics and am always open to developing new curriculum. Here is a sample abstract.
Whatever your dreams, I have helped Entrepreneurs and Artists, College and University Students, Corporations and Non Profits around the world blueprint their Dream Careers or priority projects or campaigns by helping them to brainstorm goal achievement milestones, hone hit lists, develop marketing and presentation materials and strategize approach angles.
I have helped actors launch one woman shows and fill the theater with casting directors and critics; Subject Matter GuestPerts build television shows around their expertise or produce and distribute episodes or feature films off their self-published books of true life stories; entrepreneurs launch start-ups or pitch to venture capitalists, Corporations and Non-Profit launch new marketing campaigns – and writers galore.