My career has led to collaborations and rewrites with titans of the industry including Art Linson, Marty Bregman, Susan Seidelman and producers Jodie Burke, Dan Lupovitz, Jon Finn, and John E. Ferraro.
Whether you have a first draft or tenth, journals in which you’ve been writing scenes, a recurring dream or just an idea, bring me what you’ve got and I will transform it into a great story and a marketable screenplay with strong structure, classy dialogue, and memorable characters.
“Diana is my structure guru and rewrite champ.”
-Steve Harris, A&E TV Networks
Kick-start your writing project or finish it finally! Get Diana’s advice on what you’ve written. How do you get the next draft in great shape? Ready to send out? Employ structure and discover its beauty, ease and simplicity. How do you make money as a writer? How get your work before the right people? Avoid mistakes and do things the professional way.
Price per project. Initial consultation per Diana’s hourly rate
Treatments are a necessary step in marketing and selling your idea or project. The great treatment is a short document (no more than 10 pages) that opens doors, explains the concept, tells the story, shows it visually, and envisions how your concept can work in its chosen medium. The great treatment raises funds and finds producers. Are you selling into a specific medium such as reality (unscripted) TV? If so, there’s a way to craft that treatment. Or is your property transmedia i.e. it can work across platforms, and roll out into various media? If so, we create a treatment that is flexible and open. Note ahead of time: There is no One Right Way to compose a treatment. Treatments vary, and the best ones are tailored to the market and audience. Diana’s price for treatment writing, which may or may not include advice on “going out” to the industry, varies from project to project and is determined through a preliminary consultation.
Free consultation. Price based upon project parameters.
Get it great, on the page. Working from an existing script, book, notes, or talks we have, I deliver a finished, polished screenplay that’s ready to shop, sell, and get greenlit. I can do the script from page one or work on specific elements such as dialogue, structure, pacing, character development and tone. Get a quote and notes from me before you make a decision, because I am the best-kept secret in script-rewrite land. This service is provided to individuals and to production companies, producers, agents and managers.
My most popular service, Read & Notes gives you a keeper set of notes with large and small revisions for a better next draft, plus general notes on improving your work. Followed up with a 1-hour call to review and answer questions, during which we go through your work, page by page.
price per project—free consultation
With past commissions from the BBC that led to four award-winning radio plays as well as commissions from movie and TV producers at Working Title and A&E, and from Manhattan Class Company and Shake-a-Leg, Diana is ready to bring your idea, concept or fantasy to life as a script or manuscript.
Do you want your work published or produced? Of course you do! Get the real scoop on how to make your writing into a writing career, with insider advice on everything from query letters to facebook, getting an agent to producing a reading, personally tailored to your realities right now.
Get the positive response you need–the interest of an agent, manager, editor, producer, or personal reference–formatted for email or conventional mail, and tailored to you and your reality.
including your Logline
How do you best pitch your story, whatever its genre? There is a way to write a pitch, treatment or synopsis that hits the highs of your story, gets noticed, and actually helps you understand and structure what you’ve written! I work with you personally to improve your delivery in print or in person, including a read of your work and a 1-hour phone session. Let’s go!
Ever hear the phrase “high concept”? Most movies that get made have a concept that’s Everest-high. What about yours? Tell me what you’ve got, and I’ll tell you if you’re in the ball park and if not–we upgrade! Note: If this service requires a Read of your work, additional fee may apply.