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Feature Film

Development

Send us a one page synopsis. We will tell you within three business days if we are able to assist.  There is no fee for this first look.

 

Fees for script doctoring, slate advice and overall slate management are by negotiation.

Aquisitions

scriptWorks acquires feature film projects at concept, outline or script stages to develop and package for the market.

 

Call Karin Altmann to discuss your project or send us a one page synopsis, together with details about the style of the film and the intended audience.

 

We undertake to get back to you within two weeks.

Services

Reader Reports

Cost – $700

We provide you with a report covering analysis of concept, story and genre, characterization and the flow of the narrative management of point of view, rhythm, dialogue, structure and theme the style and commercial strategies.

 

We detail both the potential and the problems of your screenplay and its story.

 

We look at the style of the picture as well as the commercial strategies you are contemplating.
Where there is potential we acknowledge and identify it. Where there are problems we outline them – and offer suggestions for solutions.

Script Consultations

Cost – $400

We read the material and you get a two-hour consultation: in person (with coffee), or by phone or Skype.

 

scriptWorks feature film script consultations cover strategic issues (should I keep going with this?), ‘big picture’ questions about the concept, writing and style issues, possible producers, distributors and actors you might consider working with, and development strategies you could employ.

 

You decide what you want to talk about; we listen and advise.

 

Additional consultation time is charged at $100 per hour.

Script Editing

Cost – from $7000

We aim to accelerate and focus the development of a screenplay – saving the writer time and the producer money. Our goal is to get as close to a production-ready draft as possible.

 

Combining written notes with discussions, our editing process takes the project through re-structuring and (at least) two passes to get to the new full draft – with notes and comments at each stage and at the end.

 

  • Clarifying the concept
  • Ensuring that the story is strong and the characterization is credible and compelling
  • Monitoring the flow of the narrative and the management of narrative point of view, as well as the overall execution of plot and sub-plots
  • Keeping an experienced eye on the cinematic rhythm of the film as well as ensuring that the dialogue ‘plays’ and is in character, that the structure is sound and that the theme is clear and well integrated
  • Most importantly, we ensure the script works, keeping its promise to the audience.

 

Pricing provides for full management of the development of a single draft. Should the project go into production, an additional deferred $3,000 fee is due on the first day of principal photography.

Cutting Room Consultations

Cost – $500

We all know that the last draft of a screenplay is ‘written’ in the cutting room and sometimes a project just needs a fixer or a fresh and canny eye on the story and the storytelling.

 

Our fee covers viewing the film and up to two hours consultation in the edit suite. Additional $100 per hour thereafter.

 

With scriptWorks specialists based in Melbourne, Sydney and London, we can come to you or work remotely via Vimeo or DVD.

Send your synopsis to scriptWorks