Script Consultations in Screenwriting

If you have a completed draft of a screenplay or teleplay and need feedback for your work, you may wish to consider a one-on-one consultation with a Writers’ Program instructor. Consultations give you a full cover-to-cover read of your work, a written evaluation, and a follow-up conversation in person, via phone, or web chat (determined by the instructor.)

Consultation in Screenwriting is ideal for writers who:

  • Want comprehensive written feedback from a professional writer on a completed draft of a treatment, TV spec or pilot, or feature film script
  • Prefer additional feedback on their project through a live conversation with the instructor
  • Want to ensure their script is up to industry standards before seeking representation or applying to competitions, fellowships, or MFA programs

 

For details and pricing options click here.

To begin the consultation process, please select up to three instructors from the genres below, then scroll to the bottom of this page and fill out the form.  A Writers’ Program advisor will review your request and contact you.

 

These instructors offer Consutlations in Screenwriting:

Feature Film

 

  Chrysanthy Balis, WGA member whose credits include the Paramount release Asylum and projects in development with CBS, USA Networks. Barney Lichtenstein, professional story analyst for companies such as Amblin, Imagine, and New Line
  Philip Eisner, WGA member whose credits include Event Horizon, Mutant Chronicles, and Firestarter 2: Rekindled   Kate Marciniak, MA, writer, professional story analyst who has 20 years of experience with studio features and independents for Disney, HBO, Miramax, Dreamworks SKG, Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, and Amazon Studios.
  Cindy Davis, WGA member whose credits include the English-language screenplay for Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and My Neighbor Totoro    Steve Mazur, WGA member whose credits include Liar, Liar; The Little Rascals; and Heartbreakers
  Diane Drake, WGA member whose credits include What Women Want and Only You   Billy Mernit, WGA member, story analyst for Universal, and author of a novel; recipient of UCLA Extension Distinguished Instructor Award
  Julian Goldberger, screenwriter/director/producer whose credits include The Hawk is Dying, The Eulipion Chronicles, and Trans   Nancy Nigrosh, former talent and literary agent who represented Kathryn Bigelow, Stuart Beattie, Amanda Brown, and Lesley Headland
  Beverly Gray, screenwriter and development exec who oversaw development of 170 films at Concorde-New Horizons Pictures

(winter and summer only)

  Andrew Osborne, WGA member whose indie film credits include On_Line and the F Word
  Claudia Grazioso, WGA member whose credits include Are We There Yet?, Bring it On Again, and Christmas Bounty   Ron Raley, WGA member whose credits include Edge of Sanity; Dorian; Cupid and Cate; The Runaway; and The Locket
  Cynthia Hsiung, producer, writer, director, and executive who served as a producer and head of production for Young Hercules   Amy Spies, screenwriter of the film Girls Just Want to Have Fun and the TV series Beverly Hills, 90210, and Melrose Place
  Karl Iglesias, screenwriter and script doctor who is the author of Writing for Emotional Impact and former development executive for Samson Entertainment   Roz Weisberg, former senior vice president of development and production whose credits include Beastly and Where the Heart Is
  Michael Jann, WGA member who served as a writer on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno    Ben van der Veen, WGA member who wrote the Steven Soderbergh film Che and developed projects for Terrence Malik, Robert De Niro, Keanu Reeves, and Don Cheadle.
  Tom Lazarus, WGA member whose credits include Stigmata; Just You and Me, Kid; Word of Mouth; and Voyeur Confessions   Michael Weiss, WGA member whose credits include Journey to the Center of the Earth; The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power; and I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer
  Warren Lewis, WGA member who wrote Black Rain, directed by Ridley Scott, and The 13th Warrior

 

Television

One-Hour Shows

  Zadoc Angell, TV literary manager at Echo Lake Management whose represented writers on Justified; Shameless; Law & Order: SVU; and Community   Phil Kellard, WGA member who was executive producer on The Wayans Brothers and Martin, and producer on Doogie Howser, MD
  Erik Bork, WGA member whose credits include Band of Brothers and From Earth to the Moon   Lia Langworthy, WGA member whose credits include Soul Food, The Shield, General Hospital and Media
  Erica Byrne, WGA member whose credits include La Femme Nikita; Silk Stalkings; and Walker Texas, Ranger   Laurel Ollstein, former member of the Actor’s Gang and prolific playwright
  Jacqueline Heinz, screenwriter who has written for the Lifetime Network, Oprah Winfrey’s Oxygen Network and Jarrett Creative   Andrew Osborne, WGA member whose indie film credits include On_Line and the F Word
  Lee Hollin, Senior Vice President of Current Programming at Lions Gate and former Vice President of Current Programming at CBS Entertainment Amy Spies, screenwriter of the film Girls Just Want to Have Fun and the TV series Beverly Hills, 90210, and Melrose Place
  Cynthia Hsiung, producer, writer, director, and executive who served as a producer and head of production for Young Hercules   Matt Witten, writer for CSI: Miami; Judging Amy; Law and Order; and Homicide: Life on the Street
  Zac Hug, WGA member whose credits include Drop Dead Diva and Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments    Jacqueline Zambrano, WGA member and writer for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Star Trek

 

Half-Hour Shows

  Zadoc Angell, TV literary manager at Echo Lake Management whose represented writers on Justified; Shameless; Law & Order: SVU; and Community   Phil Kellard, WGA member who was executive producer on The Wayans Brothers and Martin, and producer on Doogie Howser, MD
  Joe Fisch, WGA member who co-executive produced for 3rd Rock from the Sun and Boston Common   Laurel Ollstein, former member of the Actor’s Gang and prolific playwright
  Claudia Grazioso, WGA member whose credits include Are We There Yet?, Bring it On Again, and Christmas Bounty   Andrew Osborne, WGA member whose indie film credits include On_Line and the F Word
  Jacqueline Heinz, screenwriter who has written for the Lifetime Network, Oprah Winfrey’s Oxygen Network and Jarrett Creative   Chris Webb, screenwriter whose credits include Toy Story II and Bruno the Kid: The Animated Movie
  Melinda Hill, WGA member whose credits include Disney’s Kickin’ It and truTV’s The Smoking Gun Presents: World’s Dumbest   Barry Vigon, WGA member who was co-executive producer on Malcolm & Eddie and Martin, and also wrote for Roseanne and Fame
  Michael Jann, WGA member who served as a writer on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno    Jacqueline Zambrano, WGA member and writer for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Star Trek

 

Animation

  Cindy Davis, WGA member whose credits include the English-language screenplay for Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and My Neighbor Totoro    Tom Pinchuk, WGA member whose credits include Stigmata; Just You and Me, Kid; Word of Mouth; and Voyeur Confessions

To speak to an advisor please call (310) 825-9415.

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