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​​​​Suzanne Elizabeth Gillis​

Professional Screenwriter for Hire

Offering Screenplay Help

Screenwriting & TV Series Ghostwriting Help 

FULL Story & Character Development SERVICE PROVIDED​​

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THE SCREENPLAY & TV SERIES GHOSTWRITING PROCESS ​​
GETTING STARTED

As you most of you already know, Hollywood has very strict standards when it comes to script writing.  But where do these strict standards come from?  They come from tested genres which are easily marketed to broad audience and have a proven track record for success.  These 'genre's are carefully crafted to entertain and keep an audience fully engaged from start to finish and are why so many producers use them.  Producers will not be interested in most script writers who do not know this craft and who work outside the mainstream, because it is taking a big chance.  And risk means money.  It is also harder to market a film that doesn't meet these standards and target the right 'audience' which makes them less likely to reach the box office.  Let a professional screenwriter with years of experience help guide you through the script writing process so you project gets the attention it deserves.   

Start by selecting a professionally educated and trained screenwriter who has been trained at one of the top film schools in the country. Columbia University Graduate School of Arts, Film Program is known for producing some of the the best screenwriters in the country for many years.  This is an intensive three year program, where other schools offer only one year of education in script writing.  In addition, many who graduate from Columbia University Film school go on to each screenwriting at the other four top graduates film schools in the country.  So that's a good start.  But I am also something that few other professional screenwriters are.  I am a very fast writer!  Whereas other professional screenwriters can take up to a year to complete a single screenplay or TV Script pilot,  I can developed write and polished new Srceenplay and TV Series within a few months.  


THE 'THREE' STAGES OF THE WRITING PROCESS


STAGE ONE
THE STORY & CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT STAGE

The most important part of any new screenplay project is the story and character development stage.  This 'critical' step ensures you have all of the 'key' story telling elminates in place before the writing begins -- and therefore saves you the time and cost consumed in rewrites.  It is the most important part of the script writer process and is not to be taken lightly or overlooked.  All the decisions are made between the client and the screenwriter are agreed upon during the ten phone conference call period  (one hour each) and are oulined for the clients approval and review before the first draft is written.  It is up to the screenwriter to educate the client during the story and character development process as to what these 'key' elements are and why they are needed in ever professional screenwriters scripts.  It is a valuable lesson that all clients learn and take with them to future projects. 


STAGE TWO
THE FIRST DRAFT OF THE SCREENPLAY  

Only once the story and character development phase is completed, it is time for the professional screenwriter to write the first draft of the screenplay.  All the basic 'key' elements are already discussed and agreed upon by both the screenwriter and the client and are highlighted in the 20-25 scene breakdown of the screenplay outline.  Once the first draft is completed (110-120 pages) written in Final Draft Software, the professional script writer software used by most professional screenwrters, it will be delivered back to the client for their review in a PDF File.  The script is then discussed again by both the screenwriter and the client and the first draft then enters the final stage of the screenwriting process, which is the Final Polish.   


STAGE THREE
THE FINAL POLISH OF THE SCREENPLAY

The Final Screenplay Polish stage is meant to take a first draft of the screnplay and turn it into a fully 'polished' product ready for producers and readers to review.  The screenplay polish stage takes all that is working, eliminates any 'fat' (something that slows the reader down) and further strengthens and highlights the exiting areas of the script that make it a 'quick read' and more exticing to both readers and producers.   This includes tightening scenes and action sequences, and focusing on improving the dialogue between the main and secondary characters  The polish is the final stage in turning the screenwriting project into a professional script ready to be reviewed by industry professionals as well as marketed and sold.  


FROM CONCEPT TO COMPLETION


Completed the THREE STAGES of the screenwriting process guarantees that your project and it's idea achieve its fullest potential.  It ensures that your project is ready to show to producers and industry professionals alike and will come back with either a 'consider or recommended' after it has been reviews.   It also give the client more confidence that their project will meet the strict standards of the industry and the demands of the current marketplace.  There is no greater feeling for the client to be sure that their writing project has translated successfully into script they can be proud of, and call their own.  (your make is on the final project, not mine).  This is what you get when you hire the right professional screenwriter and TV Script Writer who will give your project the time, talent and attention it deserves.   (See client testimonies for other clients experiences about the process.)