My consultation services for your feature screenplay or TV pilot use my real-world experience as a professional screenwriter with twenty years in Hollywood, eight produced films, one spec sale and fourteen assignments. I'll help your project reach the next level using my in-depth analysis to focus on story, structure, concept, characters, dialogue, format and style. My consultation services include a screenplay edit for proofreading and format issues and my five to ten pages of detailed, page specific notes with comprehensive suggestions for revisions to help fix the trouble spots in all aspects of the screenplay for a release draft.
Due to my professional workload, please contact me first so I can schedule your consultation. It may take1-2 weeks to complete if I'm working on a screenplay assignment.
THE SCREENPLAY ANALYSIS/EDITING/PROOFREADING PACKAGE: $300.00 USD
(Screenplays over 110 pages—$2.00 extra per page)
The package above includes:
- In-depth analysis of the story, structure, concept, characters, dialogue, format and style.
- Detailed notes (5 - 10 pages) with page specific references and comprehensive suggestions on revisions to help fix the trouble spots in all aspects of the screenplay.
- One screenplay edit that focuses on the details of standard formatting and proofreading for spelling, typos, grammar, and format. E-mail me your script in Final Draft or Celtx and I’ll edit directly using the “revision mode” and E-mail it back. The script cannot be written in WORD as a text document. The script must also be as close to proper Hollywood standard format as possible (this is not a formatting course!).
- Follow up e-mail correspondence to address questions or concerns/advice.
THE TV PILOT PACKAGE: Hour or half-hour formats: $175.00 USD
Same consultation services as the screenplay package, but for TV pilots. (maximum 70 pages)
THE FEATURE FILM TREATMENT PACKAGE: $$75 - 150.00 USD
In-depth analysis of story, structure and concept. Price depends on the length of your treatment. (maximum 30 pages)
Mark Sanderson is a Los Angeles based screenwriter, script consultant, author, and sometimes actor blessed to be living his childhood dream of making movies with thirty-five screenplays written in genres ranging from comedy to drama — from his sketch comedy writing and performing as a founding member of The Amazing Onionheads and writing for MTV, his spec sale, nineeen screenwriting assignments, television premieres, and worldwide distribution of his emotionally compelling films — the indie WWII feature I’ll Remember April, Lifetime Network's holiday films An Accidental Christmas and Deck the Halls, the stylish indie noir feature Stingers, action-packed thrillers USS Poseidon: Phantom Below (aka HereTv's Tides of War), SyFy Network's Sea Snakes (aka Silent Venom), LMN's thriller Mother of All Lies, Lifetime's Mommy's Little Girl, A Wedding to Die For, One Small Indiscretion, Stalked by My Ex, and the indy thrillers The Break In and A Night To Regret. Mark's films have opened festivals, premiered on Lifetime, LMN, HBO Canada, Fox, SyFy, HereTV, Christmas 24, NBC Universal, and The Movie Network, and have been distributed globally.
Mark’s creative passion for filmmaking began when he was just eleven years old and started making films with his friends. The Los Angeles Times coined them the "Beardless Wonders of Filmmaking" because they took their craft seriously and even created their own studio where they screened the films and charged admission. After graduating from UCLA Film School, Mark’s early screenplays garnered attention in writing competitions including a semi-finalist nod in the top 1% (a top 20 script) of all entries in the Academy’s prestigious Nicholl Fellowship, and a top 50 finalist placement in the Paramount Pictures based Chesterfield Writer’s Film Project originally created by Steven Spielberg.
Mark's produced films have gone on to be recognized at major festivals including a premiere and opening the Palm Springs Int. Film Festival, and premieres at the Hawaii Int. Film Festival, St. Louis Int. Film Festival, Rainbow Festival, Newport Beach Int. Film Festival, Fort Lauderdale Int. Film Festival, and nominated for the Starboy Award at the Oulu International Children's Film Festival in Finland.
Mark’s long association with award winning Hollywood filmmakers dates back to his first produced spec screenplay and has since worked with Academy Award® winning producers Paul Colichman (Academy Award® winner Gods & Monsters) and Mark R. Harris (Academy Award® winner Crash) — veteran directors Brian Trenchard-Smith, George Mendeluk, Fred Olen Ray, and the late Bob Clark — and has written/consulted on films starring Academy Award® acting nominees Seymour Cassel, the late Pat Morita, Haley Joel Osment, Tom Berenger, and Terence Stamp, Emmy® acting nominees Mark Harmon and James Hong, and Emmy® winner Barry Pepper.
Mark's new film Mommy's Little Girl premiered in March on the Lifetime Network and has five projects in development including the sci-fi comedy Area 54 with producer director Dan Harris and producer Mark Harris (Crash), the new paranormal talk show pilot Paranormal X, and his new book A Screenwriter's Journey to Success is now available on Amazon.
Mark's popular screenwriting blog My Blank Page was chosen as Script Magazine's pick for "Website of the Week" and he was honored to be chosen as one of Screencraft's "25 People Screenwriters Should Follow on Twitter." You can follow him @scriptcat on Twitter also on Periscope and Vine and marksanderson_scriptcat on Instagram. Check out his workshop and webinar son this website: www.fiveoclockblue.net