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 Consultations in Screenwriting:

Feature Film

 

  Chrysanthy Balis, WGA member whose credits include the Paramount release Asylum and projects in development with CBS, USA Networks. Warren Lewis, WGA member who wrote Black Rain, directed by Ridley Scott, and The 13th Warrior
Cindy Davis, WGA member whose credits include the English-language screenplay for Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and My Neighbor Totoro  Barney Lichtenstein, professional story analyst for companies such as Amblin, Imagine, and New Line
Deborah Dean Davis, WGA member whose credits include Daddy Boot CampAnd Then He Kissed MeIt Takes TwoLittle Rascals II, and Scorpio Rising, and TV credits such as Stark Trek: The Next Generation and Knight Ride, among many others 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.
John Henry Davis, director/screenwriter/playwright; WGA, DGA, SDC member whose credits include directing OZThe Sarah Jones Show, and Broken Mirrors Donald Martin, WGA member whose feature credits include Brazen, Queen Bees, Milton’s Secret, Shackles and Dim Sum Funeral, among many others
  Diane Drake, WGA member whose credits include What Women Want and Only You Steve Mazur, WGA member whose credits include Liar, Liar; The Little Rascals; and Heartbreakers
Philip Eisner, WGA member whose credits include Event Horizon, Mutant Chronicles, and Firestarter 2: Rekindled Nancy Nigrosh, former literary agent whose clients included writers and directors of The Hurt Locker, Russian Doll, Lion, The Wire, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Legally Blonde, among many others
 

Julian Goldberger, screenwriter/director/producer whose credits include The Hawk is Dying, The Eulipion Chronicles, and Trans

 

Andrew Osborne, WGA member whose indie film credits include On_Line and the F Word
Beverly Gray, screenwriter and development exec who oversaw development of 170 films at Concorde-New Horizons Pictures 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 Roz Weisberg, former senior vice president of development and production whose credits include Beastly and Where the Heart Is
Karl Iglesias, screenwriter and script doctor who is the author of Writing for Emotional Impact and former development executive for Samson Entertainment   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.
Michael Jann, WGA member who served as a writer on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno    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

 

Television

One-Hour Shows

  Zadoc Angell, TV literary manager at Echo Lake Management whose represented writers on Justified; Shameless; Law & Order: SVU; and Community Zac Hug, WGA member whose credits include Drop Dead Diva and Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments
  Erik Bork, WGA member whose credits include Band of Brothers and From Earth to the Moon   Phil Kellard, WGA member who was executive producer on The Wayans Brothers and Martin, and producer on Doogie Howser, MD
  Erica Byrne, WGA member whose credits include La Femme Nikita; Silk Stalkings; and Walker Texas, Ranger Donald Martin, WGA member whose feature credits include Brazen, Queen Bees, Milton’s Secret, Shackles and Dim Sum Funeral, among many others
Deborah Dean Davis, WGA member whose credits include Daddy Boot CampAnd Then He Kissed MeIt Takes TwoLittle Rascals II, and Scorpio Rising, and TV credits such as Stark Trek: The Next Generation and Knight Ride, among many others   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   Matt Witten, writer for CSI: Miami; Judging Amy; Law and Order; and Homicide: Life on the Street
  Cynthia Hsiung, producer, writer, director, and executive who served as a producer and head of production for Young Hercules   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   Laurel Ollstein, former member of the Actor’s Gang and prolific playwright
Eric Abrams, WGA member, whose credits include Liv & Maddie, Married with Children, Abby, Gary & Mike, among many others   Andrew Osborne, WGA member whose indie film credits include On_Line and the F Word
Deborah Dean Davis, WGA member whose credits include Daddy Boot CampAnd Then He Kissed MeIt Takes TwoLittle Rascals II, and Scorpio Rising, and TV credits such as Stark Trek: The Next Generation and Knight Ride, among many others  Bill Taub, WGA and WGC member who won a WGA Award for 101 Best Written TV Series, including Barney Miller and Hill Street Blues
  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
  Michael Jann, WGA member who served as a writer on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno    Barry Vigon, WGA member who was co-executive producer on Malcolm & Eddie and Martin, and also wrote for Roseanne and Fame
Phil Kellard, WGA member who was executive producer on The Wayans Brothers and Martin, and producer on Doogie Howser, MD   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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