Phone: 781-654-1418

Email: sgillis771@gmail.com

​​​​​​​Suzanne Elizabeth Gillis​

Screenwriter, Ghostwriter, TV Series Writer  

Story Development SPECIALIST



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PAYMENT METHODS:


CREDIT CARDS VIA PAYPAL: Use PAYPAL BUTTON BELOW.  For payments over $1000.00  add 3%  PayPal fee.  


BANK OR PERSONAL CHECKS:  Please contact me via email for mailing address.  No fees apply.


BANK WIRE TRANSFERS: Please contact me via email for information regarding wire transfers. No fees apply.  

SERVICES AND FEES
FOR SCREENPLAYS & TV SERIES 
HOW TO GET STARTED


The FIRST STEP is to email me with a brief one-page synopsis of the main storyline, the main characters and main conflict (story is conflict).  This  synopsis doesn't have too be perfect, but should simply convey the basic story idea along with the main characters -- and an ending if you have one.   If you don't, don't worry about it -- that is what the STORY DEVELOPMENT process is all about.     If you have concerns about sharing your 'idea' with someone you don't know, then simply use the NON-DISCLOSURE FORM (SEE NFD BUTTON ON RIGHT) to protect your story idea before sending it or discussing it with me over the phone.  Once I have your story idea, I will email you to arrange a story conference call to discuss your project with you over the phone.   


STORY DEVELOPMENT FOR SCREENPLAYS - 
$2500.00 - $3500.00
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 - $6000.00
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 a First Draft of a Feature Screenplay is usually 4-6 weeks.  



TV SERIES DEVELOPMENT, TREATMENT
& FIRST PILOT EPISODE - $5500.00 - $7500.00
The TV Series includes the treatment, the First Pilot Episode as well as the story and character development process. The TV Series is either a 30 minute show or a 60 minute show (at a higher fee).   The TV Series development process also includes a brief description of the five additional EPISODES which is included in the treatment which conveys the storyline for the first season of the TV show.  For more informatin about the TV Series writing process please contact Suzanne.  The turn around time for the TV Series development, treatment and First Pilot Episode is 6-8  weeks. 


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



SCREENPLAY REWRITE - $2500.00 - $3500.00
The screenplay rewrite fee is based on 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 go through the story development process.  Scripts that are 'failing' have typically skipped the story development process which ensures that all the key elements are working BEFORE the writing begins.  Once the key elements are out of line, it is hard to do a successful rewrite.  Generally a rewrite will address character elements and dialogue more than structure.  If structure is off as well as theme and genre, than a rewrite isn't going to be useful.  Review of the existing script as well as notes on what needs to be fixed/changed is not included in this fee.  (See below for screenplay review fees.)  The turn around time for a feature screenplay rewrite is usually 2-4 weeks.  



SCREENPLAY QUERY LETTER - $500.00
The Query Letter is considered the number ONE marketing tool in selling a finished feature screenplay.  The Query Letter includes a logline (pitch), a brief synopsis (one paragraph) as well a few lines about the writer (which is you).  It also conveys a hint of the genre so Producers knows who the script will be marketed to.  Turn around time is 1 week.  (This price is for existing clients only). 



ONE PAGE SCREENPLAY SYNOPSIS  - $500.00 
This includes a complete ONE PAGE synopsis which helps to further explain the main story elements and character arcs of the entire screenplay for the reader/producer.   It is sometimes is requested and is accompanied with the Query Letter to help further market the screenplay.  



REVIEW OF EXISTING SCRIPTS OR MATERIALS - 
$100.00 - $350.00
If you have completed an 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