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How Can I Help You With Your Screenplay?

Whether you’re looking for the confidence to start writing your first screenplay, or you’re putting final polishes on your fifth draft, I can help — with straightforward feedback and practical advice at key steps of the screenplay development process.

I offer three core services for you:

screenplay jump-start sessionOutline or Treatment Review + Consultation – whether you’re still plotting out the story, you’ve already written a draft, or you’re anywhere in between, this session will prepare you (and motivate you!) to write your screenplay

screenplay feedback and consultationScreenplay Feedback + Consultation – get expert, industry-insider feedback on making your completed screenplay rock solid (before you send it off to someone)

consult hoursConsult Hours – Consider me your on-call partner to help with specific questions, problems, and creative brainstorming, or customize to fit your current needs

For details on each service – and to read client testimonials – scroll or click the links above.


Break through and get moving in just one hour? Yes! If you…

+ Started brainstorming, outlining, or writing pages, and then hit a wall, got confused, or lost sight of your story
+ Have what you think is a complete outline, but feel nervous about jumping in
+ Have written a first draft, but know there are some foundational issues to address before starting the rewrite.

The Outline Review + Consultation will get you on the right track with an industry reader’s insight — to give you the direction and motivation to write your strongest first (or next) draft.

Here’s how it works:

number 1You’ll book your session and choose a day and time to speak with me about your project.

number 2Before our scheduled meeting time, send up to five pages of outline, synopsis, beat sheet or brainstorming document – whatever you have, wherever you currently are.

number 3At our scheduled time we’ll meet by Skype or phone (your choice). We’ll talk about where you currently are in your project, shore up the structure and plot, brainstorm any gaps, and make progress on the spot. With an eye on your original creative intentions, we’ll identify the path forward so you know exactly what to do to next.

Pricing:

  • Cost is $125.
  • Our session will take 60 – 90 minutes.

Writers are always amazed how much progress can be gained in that short time, but it’s true.

We focus our collective brainpower and creative energy on your project, and you leave our session with:

+ Clarity on your project’s direction
+ Specific answers and solutions to your questions and roadblocks
+ Concrete ways to fill any gaps in your story structure
+ A solid grasp on how the plot and characters are creating the theme of the story
+ Confidence that your concept is clear and compelling, and an understanding of how it compares to other projects in the marketplace

This is how writers feel after their outline consultation:

Escobedo testimonialI had been stuck on a story idea for a while. I sent Naomi half a beat sheet and in our session she was able to guide me into breaking open new avenues for my story. It was a real eye opener. Naomi was able to help guide me to see the bigger picture of structure and character arc, which led to being able to generate new story ideas and plot points instead of rehashing old ideas. Naomi’s questions really helped lay the foundation for building up my story. After meeting for an hour, we were able to focus and enhance what I had, creating a new 2nd and 3rd Act. And more importantly, finding new meaning in the story. Naomi was direct and honest and had very precise opinions and story direction, which I really appreciated.”
– Michael Escobedo
screenwriter, director (The Daughters of Virtue, Forbidden Attraction)

Schedule an Outline or Treatment Review + Consultation Now


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Is your screenplay reader-ready?

Whether you plan to submit to contests, agents and managers, producers, investors, or talent – you definitely want to wow them with your first impression.

The screenplay feedback service goes far beyond traditional screenplay coverage. I’ll give you a clear idea of how industry readers are likely to react to the strengths and weaknesses of your current draft, and help you find the solutions to make it your strongest screenplay yet.

Screenplay feedback and consultation is a deep-dive into your screenplay, identifying what’s working and what still needs work. The end goal is to bring the movie in your head out onto the page. To stay faithful to your creative intentions, but to give your screenplay its best chance with any reader.

Here’s how it works:

number 1You’ll book your screenplay feedback — with or without follow-up consultation — and send me a PDF of your current draft.

number 2Then I’ll complete an in-depth analysis of your screenplay with a focus on key areas, including:

+ Where does the concept land on the “fresh but familiar” spectrum? Which audiences is it likely to appeal to? Is it marketable?
+ Is there a strong throughline? Does the conflict escalate?
+ Does the story track? Are there any points of confusion or logic breakdowns?
+ Is the plot well paced? Does the screenplay have momentum? Where can pacing be improved?
+ Does the structure help create an emotional experience for the audience?
+ Are the characters fleshed out and compelling? Do character relationships add to the cohesiveness of the story?
+ Does dialogue pop?
+ Is the writing clear? Are pages well crafted?

number 3Within 4 business days you’ll receive thorough, insightful screenplay feedback delivered to your inbox.

number 4If you’ve scheduled a consultation, we’ll meet via Skype or phone at our appointed time to discuss the script in detail, both what’s working and what needs further development. You’ll be able to ask questions, clarify your understanding of the notes, and brainstorm solutions on the spot.

My feedback is always tailored to the specific needs of the project and the writer. You’ll gain a fresh perspective on your screenplay and a clear plan to tackle the next draft.

Pricing:

  • Written Screenplay Feedback – $185
  • Written Screenplay Feedback + Skype Consultation – $245

Having your creative work critiqued can be tough, but my feedback will never leave you feeling stranded. I’m an idea machine and I’ll help you find ways to fix the issues I diagnose – all while staying true to the story you want to tell.

Here’s what my clients have said about my screenplay feedback:

screenwriter“This is EXACTLY what I was hoping for. You’ve hit it on the head and I can’t wait to dig in together. A million thank you’s! You’re my new favorite reader!”
Anja Wykes

“Her story-analysis skills are on target — and any writer, whether fresh-faced to the battle or a down-in-the-trenches veteran, has something crucial to learn from Naomi’s sagacity.” – Don V. Roff

“I can honestly say she has made me a better screenwriter.”
– Paul Vincent Fusco

“I love your notes. You really are the best at this!!!!!!”
– Mike Pietrzak

 

Ready to get professional feedback on your screenplay?
Just choose your option below.

Book a Screenplay Feedback + Consult   Order Written Screenplay Feedback


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Need an on-call development partner to bounce ideas off of? I can help.

Consult hours are an opportunity to bring your specific questions, and get answers and support based on over a decade of experience in the film and TV industry.

I help screenwriters at every stage of development. Whether you want to:

+ Pitch ideas so you can decide which one to write next
+ Figure out how to start developing your idea for a movie
+ Discuss the big picture of your story to find the best shape and structure for it
+ Brainstorm solutions to a particular story problem
+ Review individual scenes to identify the craft areas to focus on honing your skills, and how to go about it
+ Review and understand the reader notes you received on your screenplay
+ Make a rewrite plan to help you get through revisions without getting overwhelmed
+ Get some accountability to keep you moving forward

We can focus on any aspect of your project, writing craft and process, or desired career path. Consult hours are completely customized to you and your unique needs.

Pricing:

1 hour session – $85

With consult hours you can:

check yesBook an hour whenever you need it, or set up a regular meeting to give yourself accountability. Use consult hours at the pace that suits you and your schedule.

check yesChoose the day and time that’s best for you, and schedule quickly and easily with my online calendar system.

check yesMeet with me on Skype or by phone – whichever you prefer.

Ready to book a one-on-one session? Just click the button below.

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I look forward to working with you!

Wherever you are in your project, wherever you are in your learning curve — I can help you take the next step.

And — maybe even more important — I’ll help you identify what that next step is.

I’ve read thousands of scripts and worked with hundreds of writers in my 10+ years in the entertainment industry, and I can’t wait to become your on-call development partner, too. Select a service and let’s make the next screenplay your best one yet.