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Development Services

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.

Availability

I am currently booking projects starting in June 2021.

Rate Card

As of January 2021, my rate for TV work is $250/hour.

ServiceBilledAverage TimeEstimated Cost
Development ConsultingHourly10 hours
$2,500
Series BibleFlat rate6 weeks
$15,000
Episode Planning
Episode PremisesFlat rate1 day per 30 mins
$250
Episode Outline (11 min)Flat rate3 days
$1,000
Episode Outline (30 min)Flat rate1 week
$2,250
Episode Outline (60 min)Flat rate2 weeks
$4,500
Episode Scriptwriting (working from outline)
Episode Script (15 min)Flat rate1 week
$4,500
Episode Script (30 min)Flat rate2 weeks
$8,500
Episode Script (60 min)Flat rate4 weeks
$15,250
Script Editing
Story Editing (30 min)Hourly4 hours
$1,250
Story Editing (60 min)Hourly8 hours
$2,500
Story Editing (Feature)Hourly20 hours
$6,250
Punch Ups (30 min)Flat rate3 days
$2,500
Punch Ups (60 min)Flat rate1 week
$5,000
Punch Ups (Feature)Flat rate2 weeks
$9,500

Unfortunately, these prices are not negotiable. I do not offer discounts in exchange for royalties.

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