A writer working on a screenplay or teleplay faces many challenges:
- How much action should you describe?
- How can you make my dialogue more natural and realistic?
- How does dramatic story structure work in your intended format?
Screenplays and teleplays are frameworks for visual stories that can only be completed in collaboration with many other artists, each of whom brings their own contributions to the finished product.
A well-written script not only presents a great story, but also gives a clear blueprint to the director, technical and design teams, and the actors. A poorly written script can hide an otherwise compelling story and forfeit your chances of seeing your project succeed.
If you’d like help honing your script into a sharp, clear, concise document that allows others to bring your vision to the screen or stage, a script critique will help get you to the next level.
Components of a script critique
- Full critical read of your script
- Pass, Consider, or Recommend rating
- Script notes that address dialogue, act and story structure, character development, and action
- One-hour phone consultation to discuss in detail your use of dialogue, act and story structure, character development, and description of action