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Story & Script Consultation

                        STORY & SCRIPT CONSULTATION

                                         323-874-6447    pamelajayesmith@gmail.com

 

All the standards of Theme, Plot, Structure, Conflict, Character, Dialogue, Symbols, and Imagery.

Plus specialization in Mythology, Military, Magic, Metaphysics, and Masonry.

for — Writers, Directors, Actors, Designers. Screenplays, Novels, Memoirs, TV, Webseries, Documentaries, Narrative Non-Fiction.

 


 

COVERAGE

Read your screenplay (up to 120 pages, standard format) or your manuscript (up to 300 double-spaced pages).

Standard studio style coverage that includes Logline, Rating Table, Synopsis of the work, and analyses in the following areas: Overall, Characters, Structure, Stakes, Conflict, Believability, Dialogue, Other, Budget, and Grade (Recommend, Recommend with Changes, Pass).

Additional pages, screenplay or manuscript @ $1 (one dollar) per page.

Printed books, up to 200 pages add $200; over 200 pages please contact for rates.

Turnaround time 2-3 weeks.
Rush fee: Add one-third of total price.

FEE: $300





WRITER’S QUICK-MYTH BRAIN-STORMING PLAN

Helps solidify your inspiration and sort all those great ideas into a workable form.

IDENTIFIES YOUR PROJECT’S MYTH(s)

PROTAGONIST & ANTAGONIST ARCHETYPES

MAJOR SYMBOL(s)

SUPPLIES YOU WITH SUGGESTED READING, VIEWING AND RESEARCH

ONE-HOUR PHONE or IN-PERSON CONSULTATION

FEE $300





WRITING COACH

To fit your unique needs, from initial discussion to readying for market.

We can talk about your “writer’s voice”, theme and archetypes, plot and structure, characters and dialogue, symbols and images, format, etc.

I can also help you with the 4-part Creative Process so you can keep moving forward with your project, aware of the typical problems at various stages and how to avoid them.

Our approach can vary from script/manuscript reading with verbal and/or written feedback, to live conversations on phone, Zoom/Skype, or in person and any combination thereof that works best for you.

With this personal on-going approach you can:

  • get inspiration and individualized guidance about your art
  • gain new writing skills for different genres, styles, and formats
  • polish the craft skills you already have
  • receive encouragement for you as a creator and about your creative projects

If you like to work in stages, with individual feedback and suggestions along the way, this plan is for you.

FEE $200 per hour

[Initial contact – 2-hour minimum. Additional time billed weekly.]

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Final Draft

 

STANDARD STORY CONSULTATION

Notes directly on the pages of your script or manuscript + additional pages of notes.

Story, structure, plot, characters, dialogue, symbols, imagery, plus…

MYTHIC THEME & EXAMPLES
Identifies and aligns your unique story with timeless concepts

6 MAJOR PLOT POINTS [what should happen when] and suggestions for aligning YOUR STORY with this MYTHIC CONTENT & STRUCTURE

PROTAGONIST & ANTAGONIST CHARACTER ARCHETYPES

SYMBOLS & IMAGES analysis of effectiveness + further suggestions

ADDITIONAL MYTHIC INFO
FILMOGRAPHY & BIBLIOGRAPHY
1 HR PHONE CONSULTATION

FEE $750




Script = Up to 120pp in standard format [e.g. Final Draft]
Additional pages @ $2.00 each

Prose = Up to three hundred double-spaced pages [300pp] for regular fee.
Additional pages @ $3.00 each

 


WRITER’S PLAN #1

Notes directly on the pages of your script or manuscript + additional pages of notes.

Story, structure, plot, characters, dialogue, symbols, imagery, plus…

MYTHIC THEME & EXAMPLES

Identifies and aligns your unique story with timeless concepts

10 MAJOR PLOT POINTS [what should happen when] and suggestions for aligning YOUR STORY with this MYTHIC CONTENT & STRUCTURE

THREE [3] MAIN CHARACTER ARCHETYPES & PROFILES
Mythic Archetype & back-story
Goals, Barriers, Hopes, Fears, Strengths, Weaknesses, Styles of Speech, Symbols

CHARACTER TRIANGLES OFASSISTANCE & RESISTANCE
what helps them, what hinders them — for dramatic conflict

ADDITIONAL MYTHIC INFO
FILMOGRAPHY & BIBLIOGRAPHY
2 HRS PHONE CONSULTATION

FEE: $1,000




Script = Up to 120pp in standard format [e.g. Final Draft]
Additional pages @ $2.00 each

Prose = Up to three hundred double-spaced pages [300pp] for regular fee.
Additional pages @ $3.00 each

 


WRITER’S PLAN #2

Notes directly on the pages of your script or manuscript + additional pages of notes.

Story, structure, plot, characters, dialogue, symbols, imagery, plus…

MYTHIC THEME & EXAMPLES

1) Main Theme &
2) Subplot

15 MAJOR PLOT POINTS
for both the Theme & Subplot

6 CHARACTER ARCHETYPES & PROFILES

TRIANGLES OF ASSISTANCE & RESISTANCE: 6 CHARACTERS
& 5 MAJOR PLOT POINTS

ADDITIONAL MYTHIC INFO
FILMOGRAPHY/BIBLIOGRAPHY
3 HRS PHONE CONSULTATION

FEE: $1,500




Script = Up to 120pp in standard format [e.g. Final Draft]
Additional pages @ $2.00 each

Prose = Up to three hundred double-spaced pages [300pp] for regular fee.
Additional pages @ $3.00 each

 


WRITER’S PLAN #3

Notes directly on the pages of your script or manuscript + additional pages of notes.

Story, structure, plot, characters, dialogue, symbols, imagery, plus…

MYTHIC THEME & EXAMPLES

1) Main Theme & 2) Subplot

20 MAJOR PLOT POINTS
for both the Theme & Subplot

10 CHARACTER ARCHETYPES & PROFILES

TRIANGLES OF ASSISTANCE & RESISTANCE:
10 CHARACTERS & 10 MAJOR PLOT POINTS

ADDITIONAL MYTHIC INFO
FILMOGRAPHY/BIBLIOGRAPHY
4 HRS PHONE CONSULTATION
Includes reading the re-write

FEE: $2500




Script = Up to 120pp in standard format [e.g. Final Draft]
Additional pages @ $2.00 each

Prose = Up to three hundred double-spaced pages [300pp] for regular fee.
Additional pages @ $3.00 each

 


Prices for initial consultations can be applied to more in-depth consultations on the same project.

 


 

Assess Rewrite, with commentary and phone time = 1/3 off the plan fee

 


 

Also available: Pitch Preparation
Also available: Pitch Proxy


 

ADDITIONAL TIME per hour $200



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