WHY HIRE ME?
Aren't there, like... a million script consultants out there? Yes. But I'm different.
Aside from my prices, I offer something that most others don't: the chance to have a back-and-forth
with me about your script notes for 30 days (or over
the course of 30 emails) at no extra charge.
HOW MUCH DO I CHARGE AND WHAT WILL YOU GET FOR YOUR MONEY?
For a 30-minute pilot (up to 35 pages) - $49
For a 60-minute pilot (up to 65 pages) - $79
For a feature script (to to 125 pages) - $109
WHAT YOU'LL RECEIVE
No bullsh*t. Just simple, straightforward feedback, both page-by-page comments (I’ll take notes as I’m reading) and overall notes about your concept, characters, plot, dialogue, story logic, readability, and marketing potential. This is the same type of feedback I provide to all the material I’m asked to read at work.
WHAT DON'T I OFFER?
I’m not going to waste your time (or mine) with a detailed summary of your script. You wrote it. So why would you want the first half of my feedback to be wasted with filler?
I don’t do the chart with “good, fair, poor” etc. Those checkmarks are helpful to managers/agents and production companies... but not so much to writers.
If a typo is very obvious, I might point it out. But if you need someone to proofread your spelling mistakes, grammar problems, or typos, please look elsewhere.
WHO AM I?
My first name is Josh.
Having spent the last 9+ years reading for a well-known management company, I’ve developed great instincts for what works-- and what doesn’t work-- in a screenplay. As my clients from this website will tell you, I have a unique ability to make ACTIONABLE suggestions to you. You'll end up with feedback you can actually use!
What's my turnaround time?
You'll usually get your feedback in approximately 3-4 days... although I don’t guarantee that.
My suggestion? Treat my notes as one of several tools you can use to make your script better. Odds are, I won't find one single glaring problem that will fix instantly. Most of my clients hire me for additional scripts because they use my notes as part of a revision process where they take their time to improve their screenplay.
WHAT DO I SUGGEST YOU DO WITH MY FEEDBACK?
The feedback you’re paying me for is just one person’s opinion. Mine. My rates are low enough that you could still hire another consultant as well to get their take on your script. You could (and should) hit up friends and other writers for their opinions as well.
In other words, I would
strongly suggest that
you NOT have a knee-jerk reaction
to my notes. Instead view
them along with feedback from others to look for recurring criticisms. What do I mean by "knee-jerk reaction"?
If you immediately get defensive and brush off certain comments without considering why I made them, that’s a knee-jerk reaction. So is treating my feedback as a to-do list where you can spend a few hours whipping through my suggestions, making some quick changes and exclaiming “done!”.
WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH THE 30 DAY
BACK-AND-FORTH I MENTIONED ABOVE?
Many script consultants fire off an email to their clients and that’s the last interaction they have with them. Some allow a few follow-up questions. But my style is different. My clients appreciate the chance to ask more... to get my opinion on their proposed revisions… and to have someone willing to toss around ideas with them about possible changes to the script.
If you hire me to read your script, from the day that I send you my feedback,
I’m available via email AT NO EXTRA CHARGE to discuss anything you want
about your script for the next 30 days (or over the course of 30 emails).
There's no deadline for the 30 days or emails to start.
If you choose 30 days, they don't need to be consecutive.
The goal is for you to get some extra help in revising the script.
Please note that if you'd like me to read a new draft, you'd have to hire me again.
TESTIMONIALS FROM RECENT CLIENTS
“Amazing! I have read through [the notes] once and found them extremely insightful!
Excited to digest them.”
“You raised so many great points for me to consider in my next draft.”
“Thanks, Josh! Just finished a first read of the notes and [found] many actionable, valuable insights on how to simplify and streamline. “
“You did exactly what I hoped, which was read
the script without referring back to the
“Thank you Josh… you’ve already been so helpful in pointing out problems I knew I had but couldn’t articulate.”
“Awesome, this is super helpful! Thank you so much.”
“Hey Josh! Thanks again for the very inspiring notes.”
“Looking through the notes, they're spot on. Don't disagree with a single one and love that they're actionable. “
“I’m sure you’ve heard this a thousand times, but your ability to articulate the issues is incredibly insightful. The other people I’ve [used] recognized some of the issues but really couldn’t explain it to the depth and detail you did. Amazingly helpful.”
“Thanks for the very robust feedback. You provided some of the best technical coverage we've seen for this script, and for that we are grateful.”
“I really do appreciate your feedback, and for me, I find I agree with a large chunk of it.”
“Thank you so much for your notes every step of the way with this one. It was a tough nut to crack for me but… I feel like it’s in the best shape it’s ever been in and I’m hopeful to take it to the next level with your great notes.”
“Josh, thank you so much, you’re fantastic."
“Awesome suggestions, Josh! Thanks!”
“Thank you so much for the feedback! There is a lot of actionable stuff in there.”
“Hi Josh. This is great. Way better than I had anticipated and better than what I am used to.”