I live in Los Angeles, California, the movie and television capital of the world.
I am a professional movie studio Story Analyst, Teacher, Writer and private Screenplay Consultant with over 15 years of experience working professionally on the craft and business of screenplays.
My employers have included Miramax Films, Dimension Films, Twentieth Century Fox, New Line Cinema and Clinica Estetico Films (production company of Academy Award-winning director Jonathan Demme, “The Silence of the Lambs”). I have evaluated written submissions for executives who developed and/or executive produced the films CHICAGO, LIMITLESS, SPY KIDS, SCREAM 2 & 3, CHOCOLAT, THE WEDDING SINGER, ONE FINE DAY, THE GAME, ULEE’S GOLD and many others.
I am the author of the best-selling screenwriting book Story Maps: How to Write a GREAT Screenplay.
I have taught screenwriting and story analysis at four educational institutions, including the New School University in New York City.
I have worked with hundreds of private clients as a Screenplay Consultant.
I am a paid screenwriter.
I am an Inktip.com-approved Screenplay Consultant.
I create and teach webinars via The Writers Store.
I am a published writer in Script magazine.
I am a contributing writer in Now Write! Screenwriting.
I am the President of The Writers’ Building, an exclusive online screenwriters group.
I have a B.F.A. in Film and Television from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
This is my full-time job, not just a side venture.
I hope to work with you and help you to improve your craft and meet your goals!
For more about me: Why Hire Me?
My Blog: The Story Behind Film and Television
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Where are you at in the screenwriting process?
- I would like to develop an all-new concept into a screenplay with the guidance of a professional Story Analyst with major movie studio credentials.
- I would like to get professional notes and coaching on my completed screenplay.
- I would like to hire an industry pro to write or rewrite my script for me.