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David Silverman, HollywoodScriptwriting.Com



Hi, thanks for contacting me. I work with lots of writers, screenwriters, TV writers, and novelists, and nonfiction authors. I'm a Career Coach (and also have a license to practice psychotherapy -- which I also do with writers). I have some free offers:

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I have a blog called Hollywood Therapy. Check it out for free advice and Hollywood Life Hacks. Heres the link

Join my Facebook Group LA Creative Professionals. That's free, too. I and other writers will answer your questions.

So most of my writer clients are looking for advice about writing and how to sell their scripts. And script-doctoring. I have TV writers who are writing pilots and spec scripts (like Modern Family , Game of Thrones, etc) but need help getting it into professional shape.

I do read scripts and offer advice. I work with my clients on multiple projects, at the beginning, at the outline stage, to get them into a solid structure, in the middle, (helping with scene work, rewrites), motivation to write, or after the script is written. Plus I just offer general advice on how to get a Hollywood job.

I've had lots of Hollywood jobs, like being a production assistant, a story analyst (reader) for the studios, tv writer, staff writer, showrunner, Exec Producer, Creator, Screenwriter.

I charge $300 to read, evaluate and give you an hour of feedback -- of constructive criticism, helping you find answers to will only improve your script. Beyone that, I charge $100 per hour for further coaching. ($90 per hour for you)

I'm there at any point, with advice, and creative input. I'll help you get your outline structured so you don't need to start over. When I read a 120 page script, I take 2 to 3 hours to read and make notes, then a third hour for phone feedback with you. Ask questions, I'll work with you, brainstorm, etc.

I've been there, got shows on the air, sold scripts, did rewrites, developed shows and screenplays. There's a lot of advice that isn't in books or blogs. That's why writers work with me. I've done it all before, so I can show them what they're doing wrong. And, people out there are doing it wrong!!

Consider the cost of film school $80,000. Consider a life without selling a script.

I coach people on how to make writing a lifetime pursuit.

Let me know if I can help. I do offer a free phone consult, call 310-850-4707.

David Silverman

LINKS: IMDB & My Blog: Hollywood Therapy



What do you do after you finish your screenplay?

"David has catapulted me towards my desired leap of actually writing and developing a routine of regular progress, hopefully towards writing many scripts." - M. C. Cleereman (Screenwriter)"

Are you struggling to break into Hollywood as a tv/screenwriter? Has it been a long time with no breaks? Do you still need a KILLER spec script?

*Work with a writer who's written for over 30 Tv shows. (for Robin Williams, ALF, Newhart, Tom Arnold, Rosanne, Drew Carey, Sarah Silverman, Pee Wee Herman and South Park)

* Work with a writer who's sold screenplays, been paid to develop and rewrite screenplays, (by Speilberg) has seen his work produced, who's created 5 TV shows.

If you've finished a spec tv or film script, we'll make it a KILLER SPEC. You get my expertise every step of the way through your first draft or rewrite. I'll provide customized coaching depending on your writing goals.

*Feature Drama
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*TV Drama
*TV Comedy

You'll get a Personalized Assessment: You'll get all the advantages of having a professional writer a phone call away. We'll meet in person or over the phone to review your idea, logline, outline or first draft.

I will get you on a Personal Plan that will keep you motivated and on-track in your writing.

I'll guide you via In Person or Remote Sessions to maximize your progress, answer all your questions, help you solve story or character questions as they come up.

Link to My IMDB Movie and TV Writing and Producing Credits

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Awarded Honors by Stanford University,  USC Cinema Department,

                                                                  David Silverman

                                                               2001 Barrington Ave
                                                         West Los Angeles, CA 90025


  • Graduated with Honors from Stanford
          University.   Entered USC's Professional Writing
         Master's Program.
  • Worked as Story Analyst
         for American International Pictures.
  • Wrote for the View and Special Advertising Sections of the Los
           Angeles Times.
  • Wrote for and Produced
         TV/film projects, including "Newhart," both of Tom Arnold's shows, "South
         Park," "Dilbert," "One Day at a Time," "Duckman," "ALF," "Nine to Five"
         and "The Flintstones" feature film.
  • Created five TV shows, including "The
         Wild Thornberrys," which ran eight seasons and spun off two feature films
         for Paramount.
Professional Experience

Story Analyst:   American International Pictures
  • Read and evaluated screenplays and novels for
    possible film production.
  • Performed story analysis, prepared synopses and
    offered casting suggestions.
  • Produced preliminary budget projections based on
    screenplay breakdowns.

Feature Films:

  • "The Flintstones" Wrote several drafts, the
    addressed specific areas of the script for Director, Brian Levant, Producer, Stephen Speilberg, and actor, Rick Moranis. Amblin Entertainment. 1993.
  • "Stepping Out" Wrote original comedic screenplay
    plus two rewrites for Delaurentiis
    Entertainment Group. 1988.
  • "Purple Haze" Wrote several drafts. Optioned for production by Caravan
    Films. 2004-2005.
  • "All Saints" Wrote darkly-comic screenplay which
    placed in the 90th-98th percentile in competition at
  • The Wild Thorberrys Movie - created by
  • Rugrats Go Wild - created by
  • Politenessman - Developed for Clasky-Cupo, sold to Nickelodeon


  • "Manhattan, AZ" As Executive Producer, created characters,
    stories and set the comic tone of all stories and scripts. Cast actors, hired directors, oversaw
    production at Stu Siegel Studios for USA Network. Interfaced with Studio and Network
    personnel. 2000.
  • "Dilbert" Co-Executive Producer for Emmy-winning
    animated version of the "Dilbert" comic strip.
    Shared Executive Producer's responsibilities. Oversaw sound records and animatics. Worked with comic strip Creator/Scott
    Adams. Wrote 10 episodes. For UPN 1998-1999.
  • "Duckman" ACE Award winning Klasky Csupo
    Production. Writer/worked on story
    concepts for Executive Producers.
    Starred Jason Alexander. 1997.
  • "Wild Thornberrys" Created and Developed Klasky Csupo Production
    for Nickelodeon. 1997. This series ran eight seasons and spun off
    two Feature Films for Paramount, "The Wild Thornberrys" and "Rugrats Gone Wild."
  • "South Park" Writer/worked on story concepts for "South Park"
    Executive Producers for Comedy Central.
  • Development deal at Twentieth Century Fox
    Studios. Created "Secret Service Guy,"
    starring Judge Reinhold and "Cleghorne!," starring Ellen Cleghorne from
    Saturday Night Live. 1995-1997.
  • "The Jackie Thomas Show" Worked under Tom Arnold and Roseanne Barr at
    the Radford Studios for ABC. Series
    starred Tom Arnold. 1992-1993.
  • "ALF" Executive Story editor for NBC series.
    Wrote 8 episodes. 1989-1990.
  • "Newhart"
    Writer/worked on story concepts with Executive Producers for the CBS
    Production. 1989.
  • "Nine to Five" Series based on the feature film "Nine to Five," with Jane Fonda, Lily
    Tomlin and Dolly Parton. Executive Story
    Editor. 1987-1988.
  • "One Day At A Time" Story Editor.
    Wrote seven episodes, including season opener. Produced by Norman Lear for CBS. Won 3 Golden Globes. 1982-1983.
  • "The Jeffersons"
    Wrote three edisodes, produced by Norman LEAR for CBS. 1980-1981.
  • Mork and Mindy, sold story to Ed Scharlach and
    Tom Tennowich. Produced by Gary Marshal
    for ABC.

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