Kingart Pictures is a New York City metro movie/commercial location scouting, management and production service. And writes scripts.
And offers Dr. Script Coverage too.
That's a winkin' nod to the classic Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb: a gem of iconic dialogue and scenes. We lesser cinema scribes, however, may need other doctors to provide prescriptions, a check-up or surgery.
DR. SCRIPT COVERAGE...HAS A PLAN...AS EASY AS 1...2...3...4...5
You write-evolve your Script for weeks and months. Years? One day, you deem It ripe for harvest. Maybe so--but you'd be wise to get fresh eyes on it. Perhaps not those of friends or family; maybe they can't or won't offer you what is most needed: Concise Honest Expert Constructive Criticism. Such as (and many variations):
- Needs A Distinctive or More Original Premise
- For Stronger Execution, Get Out of Your Own Way.
- Move over, rover, let a producer take over.
- Something more fundamental or less obvious, or more, or less.
- Or: It's terrific. For your home run trot, may I suggest ...?
This Doctor is a screenwriter, production veteran, cinephile, aspiring producer. The best medicine is a ton of camaraderie, tough love and diligence from one who walks the same road: I've Been There, Heard That. A bright script can lure art-and-business producers, cast, managers, investors and other players. Pitch Meetings must fill the Second Act of your Journey.
5 Rules of Compelling Screenplays (Add yours!)
1. A Passion for (the) Story: A Profound Movie, Euphoric Music, A Love Affair can set your Heart and Soul Ablaze. Do so for others.
2. Characters and Dialogue: What They Say, What They Don't, and How. Natural Fit and True Spirit vs. Flat, Unrevealing or similar.
3. Structure/Timeline: Acts Are Not Created Equal--All Are Vital.
4. Genre Essentials and / or / vs. Audience Expectation.
5. Craftwork: Clarity. Impact. Flow. The Most With More of Less. As the Reader (at first, your only audience) Should See and Feel.
Fees slide on the turnaround you need, the state of your draft, etc., ASAP to a month. You decide. Set a due date for my notes of no b.s. diagnosis: Originality/Sizzle of Premise, Characters, Structure, Genre, Dialogue, Voice, Timeliness, Craft, and More. Also, if apt, a few words on production issues, script locations, budget concerns. All is offered to motivate, encourage, reinforce, praise... At FADE IN you can see what'll be provided at THE END.
As a starter, send one or more of these. All would be ideal:
Log Line - 1 sentence, 2 lines, 30ish words. Your pulse.
Elevator Pitch - 1 sentence, 3 lines, 50ish words. Your x-ray.
Premise Line - 1 long sentence, 4 - 6 lines, 70ish words. Your DNA.
To hook the interest of busy agents, producers and others, these slices of writing--tasty bait in limited bites--should be vivid and precise. Premise, people, places, genre, stakes. Story.
You can send those crucial first 5-10 pages, too. Or, if you're confident and can pay a bit more, the Full Script.
I focus on feature scripts, 80-120 pages. I’ll read TV, shorts and documentary too. Coverage for them may be similar, or diverge.
I have a Disclaimer, a form of NDA. Your I.P. Is Your Baby. I Zip My Lips. I read, analyze, advise....period. I do my best to be objective, to note subtext and themes, ask questions, suggest A/B/C, and support your efforts and choices. It's YOUR script.
Rates start low for reading Your Lines, a summary and/or the first 5-10 pages. They rise in proportion to your submission, when you want the results, and how extensive you’d like the check-up, therapy, or surgery. Script coverage made easy!
Let's go! We’ll walk the happy trails of screenwriting, over the rainbow to YES!
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