I am a freelance concept developer for TV and film. What does that mean? It means I adapt and hone creative ideas to produce both pitch and production materials like series bibles, pilot scripts, and associated materials. Often, I do this anonymously, to maintain a creative team's vision — I'm here to enhance, not showboat.
I have developed many properties over the last decade, and know how to structure a "crazy idea" into a concept that can sustain a multi-season series. From character development to story arcs, mythology to story structure (in-episode, mini-arcs or series arcs), I can give your idea the shape it needs to not just turn heads, but calm nerves.
Pre-Deal Story Editor
Sometimes all you need is someone to help refine your outlines and scripts — but you aren't in a position to offer a long-term commitment to a writing team. I can give you all the benefits of an experienced story editor, without any strings attached.
Script Punch Ups
Do you have a script that's working well, but is missing a "spark" to really keep people engaged? I can help liven up your text, both in terms of jokes, quips and asides; but also in terms of cadence and rhythm — and not just in the dialogue. A good script is engaging, top to bottom, and that is what I excel at.
Confidentiality and Quality Assured
Much like my ghostwriting services, I take my vow of confidentiality very seriously. I won't divulge my project list except when explicitly given permission. I can say I've worked on countless series in Canada, the US and Europe, many of which have made it to air. And while I can't guarantee that I can get your idea a broadcast deal — because no one can do that — I can guarantee that it be in the best shape possible.
I am currently booking projects starting in June 2021.
As of January 2021, my rate for TV work is $250/hour.
|Service||Billed||Average Time||Estimated Cost|
|Development Consulting||Hourly||10 hours|
|Series Bible||Flat rate||6 weeks|
|Episode Premises||Flat rate||1 day per 30 mins|
|Episode Outline (11 min)||Flat rate||3 days|
|Episode Outline (30 min)||Flat rate||1 week|
|Episode Outline (60 min)||Flat rate||2 weeks|
|Episode Scriptwriting (working from outline)|
|Episode Script (15 min)||Flat rate||1 week|
|Episode Script (30 min)||Flat rate||2 weeks|
|Episode Script (60 min)||Flat rate||4 weeks|
|Story Editing (30 min)||Hourly||4 hours|
|Story Editing (60 min)||Hourly||8 hours|
|Story Editing (Feature)||Hourly||20 hours|
|Punch Ups (30 min)||Flat rate||3 days|
|Punch Ups (60 min)||Flat rate||1 week|
|Punch Ups (Feature)||Flat rate||2 weeks|
Unfortunately, these prices are not negotiable. I do not offer discounts in exchange for royalties.