I'm a director and am finishing a series of feature-length scripts this year. Some are written first drafts while others are just outlines or concepts. The genres are fantasy, drama and crime.
I can offer $4,000 for a first draft written as a ghost writer, based on an outline we discuss and develop together before you start. This might take 2-4 weeks, as I need to make sure the outline is fully worked out before proceeding. For the outline, I'm thinking we can come up with a single page containing 36 beats.
Points we need to define include the hero, flaw, call, act break, midpoint, arc, low point, stakes, antagonist, climax, theme goal and plot goal. To start, I will give you notes, one or two scripts, ideas and movies to watch. From there, I would expect us to have several rather long Skype sessions and then receive an outline from you based upon them. We would discuss that outline, then make some changes. After that, I will leave you alone for two months to write the first draft.
I would next offer $2,000 for someone to come in and implement changes in a rewrite. I think a new set of eyes can help the script with a fresh approach. This second writer would also be work-for-hire; you would not keep any rights.
If your contribution is positive and significant, and the movie will be financed, I would be open to giving you a credit. However, I will not guarantee this at this time – we need to see how we’ll work together first. My intention and want is to work with just one person and give a credit as well, but we’ll see how it goes.
Please submit a sample and a CV that contains, primarily, your experience in writing. Your sample has to be well-formatted and your dialogue and action lines should be well-written. Scripts with camera instructions, the wrong font, odd title pages, large blocks of action lines, typos and even your registration number on the front automatically makes your work look slightly unprofessional. Please avoid it. Please only apply if you have certain experience in screenwriting and can deliver high quality pages.
Only submit to this writing gig via the ISA web site. Direct emails will not be considered.