Phone: 781-654-1418

Email: sgillis771@gmail.com

​​​​Suzanne Elizabeth Gillis​

Professional Script Writer, Ghostwriter & TV Series Writer

FULL Story & Character Development SERVICE



www.scriptstories.com 

THE SCREENPLAY GHOSTWRITING PROCESS​​
GETTING STARTED

As you most know Hollywood has very strict standards when it comes to screenwriting.  But where do these standards come from?  They come from tried and tested genres which have for decades guaranteed both the Producer and audiences a favorably outcome and reaction to movies they spend money to SEE.  But how can you be sure that your movie IDEA has what it takes to satisfy these producers and audiences?  You should start by hiring a professional screenwriter who is not only formally educated in screenplay writing at the best screenwriting school in the country,  Columbia University Graduate School of Arts, Film Program in NYC, but who has also written over fifty scripts, with some optioned, in development and that have won awards.  A professional screenwriter gets READ and noticed.  I also offer something that most other professional screenwriters do not -- I am an extremely fast and highly disciplined writer, who specializes in structure and story development.  Where other writers can take up to six months or a year to complete a single screenplay project, I normally can do it within a few months.  


STORY STRUCTURE  ​

See RED BUTTON ON RIGHT about the SCREENPLAY STORY STRUCTURE requirements.  Learn more about how this process works to achieved a solid well written feature film.  It requires a professional screenwriter to hit all those marks and get it done correctly and quickly.  Producers know by PAGE TEN if they are dealing with a professional screenwriter and if they NOT they will simply toss the script and move onto the next screenplay. You only have one chance to impress a producer, so make it your best.  Writers who attempting skip these rules end up with a poorly written project that general requires rewrites. There are no shortcuts to writing a professional script which is why you want to hire a professional writer. 


THE THREE STAGES OF

THE SCREENWRITING/GHOSTWRITING PROCESS


STAGE ONE -- THE STORY DEVELOPMENT  - The most important step is the Story Development Process.  (See tab for more details above) This is the stage where the client works directly with the screenwriter during a two-week phone conference process (ten hours total).  All the decisions are made during this process between the client and the screenwriter and are then written in an outline summarizing the 20-25 scenes of the unwritten screenplay. Once the client has reviewed the outline and approved it -- only then does the actually screenwriting process begin.  

STAGE TWO -- THE FIRST DRAFT - This is when you take the concept to the First Draft stage and actually write the feature screenplay.  This process is completed by the screenplay ghostwriter alone.  Once the first draft is completed it is sent back to the client for review.   The outline already detailed what is going to be written and has also been approved at this point, so the client is not surprised by what they see.  Once the first draft is reviewed the client and the screenwriter discuss any further changes for the polish.  

STAGE THREE - THE POLISH  - This is the final steps in the screenwriting process. The polish stage tightens, improves and heightens all the main goals, including the dialogue and story elements of the screenplay.  The screenplay is then given back to the client to register with the (WGAe/w).  After it is registered, it is then ready to be marketed. 


FROM CONCEPT TO COMPLETION 

The complete three stages of the screenplay ghostwriting process take your original story idea entirely from CONCEPT TO COMPLETION.  It gives you a professionally written script that you will proud both call your own. It also helps to educate you on how intricate and complex screenwriting is and why all the 'key story elements' and full character development along with chemistry is so vital to your projects success. Once you have learned these valuable writing TOOLS you can use them again for future screenwriting projects.