and Personal Mentor
To Shannon Slater for becoming a FINALIST for the 2005 Nicholl Fellowship. Shannon used our Script Editor services on her winning screenplay, MASTERPIECE. Shannon is the first non-American to become a finalist in that competition, and we are tremendously proud of her accomplishment.
The Nicholl Fellowship is the international screenwriting community's most prestigious competition, run by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization behind the Academy Awards.
Now available ONLINE -- Work with a mentor from your own home.
After a break, we have resumed the Script Editor/Mentor services, and now conduct the entire service online. Simply send in an electronic version of your script, and we can get started.
having a professional writer, a professional script assessor, a
teacher, a coach and guide -- devoted to YOU and YOUR scirpt. Helping
you get the most out of your writing, and pushing you to be your
best... even when you might not want to be!
Script Edit service gives you professional feedback, help and guidance. You'll work with an
experienced Script Editor to take your work to the next draft. Your
Script Editor will go through your script and make extensive notes
and detailed ideas and suggestions.
get a detailed 10-15 page written assessment of your script, in-script notes, a step-by-step plan for the draft, and a two-hour telephone discussion to make sure you understand everything AND to answer any questions you might have. We'll discuss
your script's strengths and weaknesses, and determine exactly how
to get it where YOU want it to go.
Australian funding bodies suggest (and frequently require) writers
to work with Script Editors, and after you've experienced the process, you'll understand why.
note: Your Script Editor's job is not to write for you, or to steer
you where THEY want to go. Their job is to work with you to achieve
your own objectives, and to get you to the next draft.
The Personal Mentor
service is a unqiue one-to-one ongoing help and mentorship program
linking you with a professional screenwriting mentor. Your Mentor
will be a professional as closely suited to your style and objectives
and your Mentor will have weekly contact, and depending upon your
unique needs, challenges and abilities, your Mentor will give you
assignments, page counts, or deadlines to achieve, to ensure that
you continue to write, and to ensure that your writing improves!
be free to contact your Mentor directly, and ask whatever questions
you need to ask, and to get specific help on your script. You'll
need to check in with your Mentor at least once a week. They'll see
to it that you continue forward on your screenplay, or give you
the help you need if you get stuck along the way.
get up to 10 hours of direct contact per month (or more, at the
Mentor's discretion, pending their availability) -- which includes
either telephone calls, email, or live internet chat -- and your mentor will be available
to read your script and changes as you go, on a bi-weekly basis.
Start with an Edit, and then grab a Mentor!
The Personal Mentor
starts with a Script Edit. From there, your mentor will take you where you need to go. If you're not yet convinced of the value of a Mentorship, try starting with a Script Edit. Which is best for you?
- Go with a Script
Edit if you're unsure, or if you think that's all you want. To "upgrade" to the Mentor service, you'll have to sign up at the complete Mentorship price... but if you don't need the Mentorship, it's a more cost-effective approach.
- Go with Script Mentor
if you know you want help through the next draft of your script, and you don't want the help and feedback to end after the Script Edit. The Mentorship lasts for six months, and gives you regular, ongoing interaction with your script editor, even DURING the writing of the next draft!
important to note this, however: Your Mentor will
not be writing your script. They'll be there to act
as your Mentor, and to help you achieve what YOU want your story
to be. They will offer help and suggestions, guidance and opinions, but they are not going to write the script
your Script Edit is not a Mentorship. The Edit is designed to show you exactly what you have, and provide suggestions about where to go. The Script Editor is not there to hold your hand.
get the most value out of these services
if you begin with an early-draft screenplay. For example, a First
Draft (no matter how quickly you've put it together) is better than
coming in empty. If you need help getting the First Draft, however,
a Mentor can help guide you through even your very first screenplay.
also important to note that we do not and cannot guarantee
that after using these services, you'll sell your script.
In fact, anyone that guaranteed such a thing would have no idea
what they're on about. NO ONE can make that kind of guarantee.
is a craft, and this service is designed to speed up your mastery
of the craft, by getting personalised mentoring from a
professional. If you want to get better at the craft, that's what
this service is about.
you respect the fact that talented professional writers are valuable
individuals... when you acknowledge just how powerful their help
and feedback is, you'll agree that they need to be compensated for
their time. We have therefore set the costs at:
Script Edit -- $895 (plus GST)
Six months -- $5495 (plus GST)
sign up for a Script Edit, or the Personal Mentor service, or discuss
your options and obligations further, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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