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 Stanley Kubrick classic Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb: a gem of dialogue and iconic 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 done, a crop for harvest. Maybe so, or not. 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 Professional 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.
Just As Possible: 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 diligence, camaraderie. tough love, and a thorough critique from one who walks the same road: I've Been There, Done That. A bright script can lure art-and-business producers, managers, actors, investors and other players. Pitch Meetings become the Second Act of your Writing 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 that 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/Tempo. Not All Acts Are 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 You'd Like the Reader (at first, your only audience) To See and Feel.
Fees slide on the turnaround you need, the status of your draft, etc. ASAP to a month. You decide. Set a due date for my P.O.V. diagnosis with notes on: Sizzle/Originality of Premise, Characters, Genre, Structure, Dialogue, Voice, Craft, Timeliness, and More. Also, if apt, a few words on production matters, such as script locations or budget concerns. All is designed to motivate, encourage, praise, reinforce... And no b.s. At FADE IN you'll see what I’ll provide at THE END.
As a help 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 initial interest of busy agents, producers and others, these key slices of your writing--tasty bait in limited bites--should be precise and vivid. Genre, people, premise, places, 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 specialize in feature scripts of 80 - 120 pages. I’ll read TV, shorts and documentary too. Like the forms, coverage can 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 appraise your work objectively, to note subtext and themes, to 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, then rise in proportion to the length of your submission, when you want the result of the exam, and how extensive you’d like it or the remedy to be. A check-up, therapy, or surgery.
Let's go! We can walk the happy trails of screenwriting, over the rainbow to YES!