by Angela Bourassa (@angelabourassa1) Jennifer Dornbush is a speaker, forensic specialist, and writer who helps other storytellers create high stakes, entertaining crime dramas while also employing current, authentic, and realistic forensic methods. She teaches seminars and speaks on writing crime fiction for screen and novel, surviving and thriving the artist’s life, the novelization process of... Continue Reading →
by Angela Bourassa (@angelabourassa1) Dr. Linda Seger is the definition of a script consultant. She created the occupation in 1981 when she began her business, based on her doctoral dissertation. Today, Linda is a screenwriting and story coach, screenplay consultant, copyright expert witness, international speaker, and author of nine books on screenwriting. LA Screenwriter's Angela... Continue Reading →
[Editor's Note: This is the first installment of a new column here on LA Screenwriter. Every Thursday, we will post an interview with a top screenwriting consultant. These interviews will highlight the deep experience of each consultant and answer your most pressing questions about writing great scripts and succeeding in this highly competitive industry.] by... Continue Reading →
by Angela Bourassa (@angelabourassa1) I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: one of the biggest pitfalls about being an un-optioned screenwriter is the plethora of ways that you can spend money in pursuit of your dream. Coverage, contests, conferences, courses, coaches, consultants, and other things that start with C… You could easily spend... Continue Reading →
by Steph Greegor (@stephgreegor) Let’s face it, every family member and friend you give your script to will think of something positive to say about it. Your mom will claim genius and your best friend will wonder out loud if you’ll thank him or her in your Oscar speech. But, come on. If you’re a... Continue Reading →
by Ashley Scott Meyers In this episode of the podcast I talk with Emmy-winning writer and producer (and friend of LA Screenwriter) Erik Bork about how he broke into the business and eventually ended up working on the award winning hit HBO series, Band of Brothers. [Read Erik's fresh take on the Save the Cat Beat... Continue Reading →
by Emily J While attending ScriptFest in Burbank a couple weekends ago, I was introduced to a whole new job position that can be helpful to screenwriters: The Script Consultant. I have worked for production and management companies, but I had no idea how large a profession script consulting is. At Scriptfest you could pay for private one-on-one... Continue Reading →
Inktip recently interviewed John Truby, one of the most highly respected and sought-out screenwriting instructors / script consultants in the business.
The International Screenwriting Association recently suggested this list of script consultants. If you're a member of ISA (which simply entails signing up for their newsletter) you can get a discount with many of these consulting services.