I am available to consult with you
in several areas. Whether you’re a playwright, a
screenwriter, a producer, or a director, I can help with
Solid advice and guidance from an
entertainment professional who’s been in “The
Biz” for many years – someone who’s
worked as a writer, producer, director, and performer,
and therefore has a broad understanding of how things
Are you looking
for a professional evaluation of your finished script?
Do you need help completing it? Or are you perhaps at
an earlier stage, wondering how to get started?
are in the writing process, I can help, by asking pertinent
questions such as:
- Is the story
clear and compelling? Does it makes sense? Are the transitions
logical – and doable? Will someone reading the script
for the first time – or an audience member watching
the play or the movie for the first time – be able
to follow the twists and turns of the plot and understand
what’s going on?
- Are your
characters distinct individuals? Are they critical to
the story? Do they behave in a way which is logical to
their natures, and which furthers the story? Do we believe
them as people?
- Is the dialogue
natural and unforced? Do you give us the information we
need to understand the story and the characters? Have
you made the exposition organic and dynamic, not just
a presentation of facts? Are your stage directions clear
For completed scripts, a phone consultation of up to one
hour (for a full-length); a brief written followup of
what’s working and what isn’t, including suggestions
for improvement when appropriate; and my hand-written
notes in your script, giving impressions on the first
ongoing consultation, either for scripts-in-progress or
other projects, we work out a schedule of meetings, either
in person or by phone, which will best suit your needs.
To evaluate a completed script, the rate is $350 for a
full-length play or feature-length screenplay, in standard
format; there is an additional fee of $3 per page for
scripts over 120 pages.
plays or screenplays in standard American format, the
rates are $75 up to 10 pages; $100 up to 20 pages; $150
up to 40 pages; and $200 up to 60 pages.
of outlines, treatments, proposals, query letters, and
the like are billed on an hourly basis at $85 per hour.
Please contact me for an estimate.
consultation rates are determined on a project-by-project
I’ve been a working professional for decades, whose
written work for the stage has been produced off-Broadway,
in major regional theatres, and in colleges and community
theatres all across the United States and in Canada. In
addition, I’ve produced and/or directed more than
150 productions on both coasts, and know what works and
what doesn’t. I’ve also written a number of
optioned screenplays, and was the Senior Story Analyst
for RHI Entertainment, evaluating scripts and recommending
which ones the company should produce and which they should
HOW YOU SUBMIT YOUR MATERIAL
Before you send anything, please contact me to make sure
I’m available. If I’m not, and you need immediate
assistance, I can give you a referral.
If you wish
to mail your material, contact me and I will tell you
the address. You’ll need to enclose a check payable
to Interarts Creative Incorporated (or simply ICI).
If you wish
to submit your material electronically, you may email
it as a Microsoft Word doc, a Final Draft document, or
a PDF; you can either pay via credit card or send a check.
Scripts submitted from outside the United States may require
an additional fee to cover return postage.
LONG IT TAKES
The normal turnaround is approximately two weeks from
the date I receive your script and payment. Expedited
service is available for an additional charge if you’re
in a rush. Email me for details.
DIRECTORS, AND THEATRES
As an experienced
producer and director of theatre, live events, television,
and video, I can help you with any stage of your proposed
production. And for playwrights contemplating self-production,
it’s critical to have someone who knows what he’s
doing guiding you through the process.
I can craft
a production plan, outlining all the steps you’ll
need to take to bring your project to fruition: analyzing
production needs… determining staffing essentials…
formulating a budget… creating a timeline…
and so on.
Or I can simply
“drop in” and help with a particular area,
such as putting together a realistic budget.
projects are evaluated on an individual basis, with a
cost estimate given once your needs are determined.