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Linda Seger is the author of 9 screenwriting books and a consultant on over 100 produced films and television shows, including Peter Jackson's "Braindead", "Universal Soldier" by Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin, "The Bridge" (miniseries), and "The Long Walk Home."
A script consultant since 1981, she has presented seminars on screenwriting in 33 countries around the world, leading talks at ABC, NBC, CBS, Writers Guild of America, Directors Guild of America, and more. Sought out internationally, Linda has trained script consultants from New Zealand, Germany, Austria, Italy, and Scadinavia.
In Dr. Seger's own words, "My job is to identify, analyze, and help solve elusive script problems while nurturing your creative process. Whether you only have an idea, a completed script, or are ready to begin filming, I can help you move your project to the next level."
Includes 10-12 pages of notes. The notes include an analysis of structure, story, character, and theme, plus comment on what works, what doesn't work, and how to strengthen, tighten, and clarify the work.
Script Overview Plus Script Notes
Includes the above service, plus written notations on the script. Script Notes includes suggestions for scenes that could be cut or condensed, dialogue that could be clearer, possible character changes and where to insert story changes.
The Annotated Script
This service includes a 12-15 page conceptual report (the same as The Overview) and then Notes are added on the Screenplay Document (in FinalDraft or Word) which show how to apply the Report to the Rewrite. It has more detail and explanation than the margin notes and actually makes cuts on the script, suggests some dialog changes, plus gives concepts to think about Specific Scenes as the Writer is doing the rewrite.
Includes 20-30 pages of notes, including conceptual notes, a graphic analysis of the script, a page-by-page analysis.
Script Consultation from Early Draft into Production
This includes consultation on treatment and outlines, complete Script Breakdown service, plus top priority status and availability through first week of production. Includes up to four additional reads with polish notes at no extra charge.
Occasionally writers, producers, directors, and executives want a reading of a script, to determine whether it's worth pursuing for consultation. This service includes a reading of the script and a one page report on commerciality, general strengths and weaknesses, and a recommendation about whether to proceed to a consultation.
For consulting on script through two or more drafts, then to rough cut of the film and availability in pre-production, production and post-production. - Includes up to four additional reads with polish notes at no extra charge.
Sometimes producers or writers need to integrate two different drafts, choosing the best of both but it's difficult to see the forest for the trees when integrating scripts. This service includes cutting and pasting and, if necessary, re-structuring the script to use the best of two different scripts.
Editing notes for rough cut.