Currently, I work as a consultant/analyst for a handful of production companies, independent producers, writers, directors and film financiers.
I have taught classes in screenwriting and screenplay analysis at the college level, so I know how to assess the ability of a student and work one-on-one with them to achieve their desired results.
My insight and advice are up to professional, Hollywood standards because, as an industry veteran, I’ve worked for studios and production companies that made commercial movies for theatrical release both in the U.S. and around the world. I was paid to give a Pass, Consider or Recommend to script, books, treatment and articles submitted by agents, managers and major stars.
I’ve seen the quality of writing at the professional level and understand how to help guide writers to a better product.
During the past decade I have:
Evaluated submissions for those who developed and/or executive produced the films War of the Worlds, Mission: Impossible, We Bought a Zoo, The Last Samurai, and many others.
- Written over 2,500 coverage reports on the job as an A-list studio reader.
Taught screenwriting and story analysis at three educational institutions, including Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama.
Worked with over 500 private clients as a Screenplay Consultant
Been a paid screenwriter.
Worked for Walt Disney, Paramount, Script Shark and Cruise/Wagner Produtions (production company of Tom Cruise and his former producing partner Paula Wagner prior to their acquisition of United Artists).
live in Los Angeles and I spend my days interacting with many friends and colleagues in the industry. I read produced scripts to keep up on the work of the top pros. I monitor the daily trade papers, script sales and box-office reports.
My focus is script development. I don’t offer services like query letter writing, editing room consults or treatment writing because I want to focus on helping writers make their scripts better. If you've shopped around, you'll see my rates are very reasonable for script development. I promise you that:
- There is never a guarantee of script sale, option or representation.
- I will provide all the notes I feel are necessary to raise your script to the next level of quality.
- I’m excited to work with you!
Writing and working with writers is my passion and my full-time job, not just a side venture. I hold an MFA in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama.
I hope to work with you, help you to improve your craft and meet your goals!