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The Press Gang
4.7
from 25 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Lynne M.
Verified review

Skip edited and critiqued my screenplay. I am new to screenwriting and he not only provided on point critical feedback, but provided materials to fill in some educational background gaps.

Amy Punt
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Clare C.
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My writing improved from being someone who had big ideas for tv and films to actually having a pragmatic plan writing those ideas into reality. From bi-weekly meetings we started with my premise line. Then as the months went by we worked on my beat sheet which was strengthened into a feature length screenplay I am working on right now. I was surprised at the independence and growth I gained from working with Amy. She would look at the beginning of the year with me via video conferencing and emails, listen to my goals (i.e. I want to build a screenwriting portfolio that consists of a tv spec, original pilot and a feature length screenplay) and she would break down the weeks with sizable writing exercises that would piece together my screenplay and tv script pieces. I feel great inspiration from watching movies and want to produce movies that move others as well..but sometimes you need a "coach" to help you get from Point A to Z. Starting a writing project can be daunting and it's difficult to "get your sneakers on, tie the laces and start running." I now feel empowered with the tools to produce my stories from conception to screen. I have already finished a tv spec, pilot, essays and working on a feature length screenplay. The main thing Amy has taught me as a writer is the balance between the artistic process as well as being successful in the industry. That honing the artistic process and building a strong body of work will attract the industry professionals that will want to work with me. She does a trustworthy job of moving both these processes simultaneously. Like most artists I juggle a lot. I have a day job, I am an actor who works on various shoots, takes classes and auditions for big opportunities all while working with Amy to realize my dream of becoming a show runner and director where screenwriting will be a vital tool. Amy has a gift for tailor making a program that fits the unique individual. Despite my very busy schedule, her efficient and tailor made syllabus has encouraged me to write regularly, little by little a day which has added up to a strong writing portfolio.

Award Winning Screenwriters
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Steve L.
Verified review

We’re writing to personally thank you and Award Winning Screenwriters for the outstanding support provided in overseeing the development of a Treatment for our story. Throughout the entire process, you provided outstanding counsel to us and the highest level of professional assistance and input. Our ghostwriter’s marvelous work on the Treatment provides an exceptional overview of the film, and includes all the important conceptual elements, structured in 3 Acts. The Treatment entices the reader and helps him or her visualize the movie and its scenes as effectively as possible. Our ghostwriter was masterful in leaving cliffhangers in between the acts, and built characterization as much as possible, but still kept the Treatment concise and fast-paced. We feel the Treatment will allow potential buyers to understand the plot elements of a film without actually reading a full-length script. In closing, we could not be more pleased with all the services you provided. You were a cordial and valuable partner throughout the entire project. Please accept our heartfelt appreciation and gratitude. – Steve and Candy Lanning, Angel Fire

Burning Tree Films, Inc.
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 18 years in business
Dan R.
Verified review

I hired Michael Tabb to write a feature film adaptation of Robert E. Howard's novela "Vultures" when I was at Paradox Entertainment. Michael wrote a fantastic script for us. He showed great ability in distilling information from multiple producers, delivering exactly what they asked him for, and provided unique ideas that took the project to an entirely new level. Michael is a pleasure to work with and is the ultimate collaborator. I admire his passion for screenwriting and think he brings the goods on every project. I'd recommend him anytime. Dan Rosenfelt Producer Bright Whale

David F. Lugowski
5.0
from 1 review
    Jack A.
    Verified review

    David was a pleasure to work with. He is an extremely talented writer and would definitely recommend working with him. His creative screenwriting is some of the best I've read, and I got everything I was looking for in a writer!

    • 3 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Paul S.
    Verified review

    Paula gave me more time attention then I asked for or expected. I could tell she was genuine and meticulous regarding her very helpful feedback. I would highly recommend her services.

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    I am a screenwriter and film director. One-Half World, a short film I wrote, directed, produced, and edited, was an official selection of the Slamdance Film Festival 2009. I have a film degree from Columbia College Chicago. I know how to write scripts. I know how to edit scripts. I've also watched and critiqued countless features for film festivals, like the L.A. Film Festival. I know what works and what doesn't. I know what programmers and screeners have seen hundreds of times before and don't want to see again. I can fix your script for you, or tell you how to fix it yourself. I can also write a script from scratch, or rewrite someone else's work, or adapt a novel, short story or play. Upon request, I will send you the first twenty pages of my most current screenplay, which received a Scriptapalooza Recommend and a Script Pipeline Consider.

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    My work stands out because I have a unique combination of skills and experience. I have a $15 million feature film in post production, a $40 million feature film in development with "Die Hard" director attached to direct, a novel just published, I'm a former motion picture development executive and book editor and a graduate of USC's prestigious Master of Professional Writing program.

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    Provides screenwriting services for full feature films, shorts, teleplays, and stage plays. Will also prepare outline, synopsis, treatment and any other documents that are needed.

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    Do you need a great script, written for you, or rewritten or analyzed? I am a produced and professionally-represented screenwriter who works in various genres and has written feature film screenplays and treatments many times on assignment, for producers and investors. No matter what genre, my screenplays are "page-turners" which people have difficulty putting down until they finish.

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    I work with a high volume of clients on a reoccurring basis. From doing coverage for The BlackList to re-writing assignments for Sony, I can cover it all. In a very short time, I can assist you in writing treatments, coverage, outlines, features, pilots, miniseries, you name it.

    • 22 years in business
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    Professional screenwriting services. Will consult on your script and give detailed notes. I also do phone consultations.

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    We don't give notes. We deliver the script! What do Tim Burton, Wes Anderson, and Martin Scorsese have in common? They began their careers making short films. What does a great short film do? 1) Grabs attention 2) Creates an emotion 3) Leaves viewers with a story they can’t stop thinking about for days The harmony of these three elements is called a GREAT SHORT SCRIPT. Problem. You can’t write. Guess what? Many great directors can’t either. Ridley Scott, David Fincher, and Alfred Hitchcock never wrote a screenplay in their brilliant lives. How did they bypass this obstacle? They had their visions translated into screenplay form by a professional screenwriter; or a person the studios pay 6 figures to hone big ideas into three act structures. You too have an idea, an inspiration, a vision… if only these ideas were a taut 10-15 pages of vibrant characters, juicy dialogue, and visual perfection. You can then begin the process of shooting your masterpiece. If only, like David Fincher, you too could hire a pro to convert your inspiration into a cinematic blue print… Well, your prayer has been answered. You can hire a pro. We’re the Short Script Gods. Professional screenwriters who specialize in the short film format. We do not charge 6 figures. We will write your accolade-winning short that will have everyone seeing you the way you always saw yourself – as the next Paul Thomas Anderson, Kathryn Bigelow or Steven Spielberg (all three also began their careers with a short). Start short. Grow tall.

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    I offer screenplay writing and rewriting, as well as script development and treatments services. I am an award-winning screenwriter with 7 produced movie credits, including two films for renowned director, Wes Craven. In my professional-level screenwriting workshops, 5 films have been launched from my workshops, including Scream and Event Horizon.

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    10+ years of experience, 10+ years of experience...

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    I am a screenwriter and and novelist. I have written my works in many different genres. Although I have only been at this for a relatively short time, I have been making some in-roads into the film industry. The film for my screenplay, "The Good Adoption," is being made into a film and is nearing pre-production. Another screenplay, "Not Since the Toothbrush," is gaining financial backing. My screenplay, "Daria" is a finalist in the Beverly Hills Film Festival, Screenplay competition 2011. "Fear Center" was a semi-finalist at the Script Pipeline Screenplay competition of 2011. On the creative side, I know the techniques that make for a successful screenplay--appropriate dialog, use of subtext and foreshadowing, conflict, dramatic element, character and plot development and resolution. On the technical side, I understand the format, style, size and structure necessary to meet industry standards. I have written three novels and have novelized two of my screenplays. I have also adapted a book for the big screen -- von Goethe's "The Sorrows of Young Werther." I am a full time writer, dividing my time between my own work and client projects. For my client work, I provide professional deliverables in a timely manner. I always maintain an open line of communications with my clients to ensure that the results are what they want and expect and I work well in a collaborative effort. When working with clients, I offer my advice if I feel a scene or story segment is not cinematic or if there are gaps or implausibilities in the plot. However, my client always has the final say. I appreciate any opportunities you may have for me.

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    If you have a story or a kernel of an idea that you want transformed into a play or movie I can help you realize your vision. I will work closely with you and help you tell the story that you want to tell. I can guide you in avoiding the pitfalls of dramatic storytelling. I can help you strategize about how to best market your script. Screenwriter. Playwright. S.J. Roth's screenplay for the family comedy, The Chaperone, starring WWE superstar Triple H and Ariel Winter from the TV comedy hit Modern Family was produced by the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) in February 2011 and is now streaming on Netflix and available on DVD. His plays have been produced and workshopped in Los Angeles at The Zephyr Theater, The Matrix Theater, The Moving Arts Theater, The Stella Adler Theater, and The Audrey Skirball-Kenis Theater; in New York City at The Belmont Playhouse, The Brooklyn Academy Of Music, The Ensemble Studio Theater, The Manhattan Class Company, The New York Shakespeare Festival, New Voices, Primary Stages, The Thirteenth Street Theater, The World Trade Center and in Connecticut at The Maxwell Anderson Playwrights Theater. He holds an MFA in Playwriting from Carnegie Mellon University.

    • 9 years in business
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    Screenwriter for Hire - Screenwriting Services offers a multitude of screenplay ghostwriting services in a wide-variety of genres. The screenwriters at Screenwriter for Hire can plan (treatment) and write your movie screenplay, TV show, short film, or video game treatment, provide feedback / coverage about your draft, rewrite your script, and even help to market and sell your story.

    • 4 years in business
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    Style. My content is crisp and engaging, and is designed to match the tone of the client's existing brand. Clean. I review my work with a fine-toothed comb, ensuring that the content is error-free. Prompt. I provide my clients with a quick turnaround time, and answer inquiries promptly. Pleasant. I am easy to work with, and treat my clients with great respect.

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