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Dear Future Students-

Are you a creative writer, actor, director, producer, filmmaker, or industry hopeful? Do you have a great idea that you would love to see up on screen? A good script can be one of the sure-fire ways to break into the highly competitive entertainment industry. Why not put your best foot forward by taking a professional level screenplay to the market from your first script!

I know for me, it took me until my 10th feature script to get a sale -- very common in this industry for screenwriters that make it -- why? Because it takes that long to get good, to learn the craft, to learn the structure, pacing, and rhythm that separates a pro script from a good script.

I offer my professional services to screenwriters at all levels, from beginners to pros.


-- FOR BEGINNERS --

why not learn the craft while you begin to turn your first great idea into a screenplay? That's how I learned -- by writing -- for beginning lessons, I'll teach you the craft of screenwriting while you write your first screenplay, so not only will you be writing, you'll be creating your first screenplay as well -- with professional, WGA eyes on it. This means that by the time you're done, not only will you have learned about screenwriting, you'll have your first, polished script ready to take to the market, free of so many amateur errors that hold new screenwriters back for years.

When you've completed your lessons with me, you'll have...

-A solid, working grasp and knowledge on the craft of screenwriting.
-A screenplay (or the makings of a screenplay, depending on your dedication as a writer and how long you take lessons with me) that is...
-professionally formatted
-professionally structured
-stylized with your own, unique style and voice.

*I won't write your script for you, but I will guide you in the craft and help shape your talent so that you can create your own, professional stories that hold up in the most competitive writing market on the planet. After all, it's your name on the script -- I want to enable you to begin a rewarding career, both critically and financially.


-- FOR INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED SCREENWRITERS --

Maybe you just need a second opinion or another pair of eyes on your project once a week while you continue to learn the craft. A professional writing partner that is creative, reliable, honest, and takes no credit for your work. If that's the case, I could be your solution.

I help intermediate and advanced screenwriters level up their career and craft on a case-by-case basis.


-- MY CREDENTIALS --

I'm a young, successful screenwriter very much in my prime. I've written over 17 feature screenplays, with multiple features produced, and a variety of other options, sales, and awards. I have a natural ear for dialogue and I know what's current and hot for the market. When I'm hired, I'm often hired for my young, fresh, innovative voice. If you're going to pay to work with someone, why not pay for the best?


-- FUTURE STUDENTS --

I'm available weekly for 1-2 hour sessions. I'm highly selective, and I don't take on everyone -- I'll only take you on as a student if I truly believe I can help you, and it will be worth your investment -- my rates are likely slightly higher than other screenwriting teachers you may be looking at, but why pay to be average when you can pay a bit more to be great? Great screenplays sell in Hollywood... average screenplays make good coffee coasters.


-- CONTACT/ FREE CONSULTATION --

Please contact for a free consultation, describing your situation, including your personal needs and goals in screenwriting. The more details the better. Leave your contact information, and if I feel that I can help you achieve your goals, I'll contact by phone, tell you a bit more about who I am and what I can offer, and we can come to the conclusion together if I'm the right screenwriting teacher for you.

There's no one path to the top of the Hollywood mountain, only better paths -- more efficient paths -- and you have to choose what path is right for you on your journey.

Best of luck,
  • do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers

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