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SERVICES AND FEES FOR SCREENPLAYS & TV SERIES 

​​​​Suzanne Elizabeth Gillis​

Professional Script Writer, Ghostwriter & TV Series Writer

FULL Story & Character Development SERVICE



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HOW TO GET STARTED


The FIRST STEP is to email me with a basic brief description of the main story idea and, main characters.  This 'idea' doesn't have to be perfect, but should simply convey the basic story idea along with the conflict and an ending if you have one.  If you don't know all the details yet, that's fine.  That is what the STORY DEVELOPMENT process is all about.  So just send the basic idea so I can evaluate if it is a project I can help you develop and write for you.  

If you have concerns about sharing your 'story idea' with someone you don't know, then use the NON-DISCLOSURE FORM (BLUE NFD BUTTON) to protect your story idea before sharing your idea with me.  Once I have your basic story idea, I will email you to arrange a story conference call to discuss your project with you in more detail over the phone.   


STORY DEVELOPMENT FOR SCREENPLAYS - 
$2500.00 
The Story Development process is required for all new screenplay projects that are not accompanied by an existing screenplay or book.  The story development outline provides a scene by scene breakdown of the entire screenplay (20-25 scenes) as well as full character development for all the main and secondary characters.  The purpose of the story development process is to fill in all the missing key story elements that the story idea maybe missing, as well as making sure the character's chemistry and dynamics are right.  It also ensures that the terms and genre are also working.  (See the Story Development page for more details about this Story Development process).  More complicated scripts such as period scripts, sci-fi, true stories, and/or multiple genres are typically at a higher fee. 


FIRST DRAFT FOR SCREENPLAYS - 
$5000.00
The first draft fee is only for projects that have completed story development process and is based on the genre.  Screenplays that require more complicated genres result in a higher fee.   All screenplays are written in FINAL DRAFT software which is the industry standard.  Feature scripts are generally 100-120 pages once completed.  The First Draft of the screenplay is based entirely on the story development outline which has already been approved by both the client and the screenwriter.  The turnaround time for the First Draft of a feature screenplay is usually 4-6 weeks.  



TV SERIES PILOT EPISODE & DEVELOPMENT - $5500.00 
The TV Series includes the treatment, First Pilot Episode and full story/character development for both 30 and 60-minute show.   For more information about the TV Series writing process and development process please contact Suzanne.  The turn around time for the TV Series development, treatment, and Pilot Episode is 6-8  weeks.  NOTE: The TV Series writing and development cost above does not include the additional TV shows that are required for a full season of shows.  To develop the additional shows (brief description up to one page each) there is an extra fee.  


SCREENPLAY POLISH - 
$1500.00
The screenplay polish is only offered for scripts that I have already gone through the feature screenplay story development process and first draft screenwriting process. The polishing stage further tightens and improves all the first draft's strengths and eliminates any 'fat' which slows down the reader.  It also further enhances the existing character 'arcs' and dialogue and focuses on improving the action sequences.  Turn around time for a screenplay polish is usually 2-3 weeks.



SCREENPLAY REWRITE - $2500.00 
The screenplay rewrite is offered only for scripts that DO NOT require more than one-half of the script to be rewritten.  If a script needs more than one-half of the script to be rewritten than it will have to be entirely rewritten and go through the entire story development process (which is most likely never did).  Scripts that are 'failing' have typically skipped the story development process which ensures that all the key elements are working BEFORE the writing begins.  Review of the existing script require a reading fee (see below) The turn around time for a feature screenplay rewrite is usually 2-4 weeks.  



SCREENPLAY QUERY LETTER & LOGLINE - $700.00
The Query Letter with LOGLINE is considered the number ONE marketing tool for selling a feature screenplay.  The Query Letter includes a logline (pitch), plus a brief synopsis (one paragraph) of the basic premise of the story and indication of the main characters and genre.  It also includes a few lines about the writer (which is you) at the bottom of the page so the producer will have some idea of what kind of person they will be dealing with if they decide to pursue the project.  Turn around time is 1 week.  



ONE PAGE SCREENPLAY SYNOPSIS  - $700.00 
The ONE PAGE synopsis further fleshes out and demonstrates the main story elements and main character arcs of the feature screenplay which is sometimes requested by the producer.  It can also accompany by the Query Letter to help further market the screenplay.  



REVIEW OF SCRIPTS/BOOKS & OTHER MATERIALS - 
$100.00 - $350.00
If you have completed materials on your story there is a fee to read and evaluate the material for a possible screenplay or TV series. Once I have read and evaluated the material I will send you notes, as well as contact you by email to arrange a time to discuss the material over the phone.  Turn around time to review material is usually 1-2 weeks after payment.  
MANUSCRIPT/TREATMENT (40 pgs or less) - $100.00 
SCREENPLAY REVIEW (120 pgs or less) - $250.00
BOOK REVIEW (350 pgs or less) -  $350.00