And a few scriptwriters I’ve helped this year with my script report service have had major successes too, I’ve been really pleased about that.
As the busiest UK script consultant and script writer for hire on the World Wide Web, I get a lot of rookie scriptwriters asking me about how to sell their feature film script. Well, let me tell you, that most scripts don’t sell–even the ones that get made–they get optioned. And in the UK–you’re not going to be able to make a living from having scripts optioned – in fact, you’ll be lucky if you can pay your rent for one month from the average option deal.
As the busiest script consultant in the UK – I work with new writers to help them find their voice – and sometimes (when my work is heavily in demand) script reports and script coverage are picked up by other professional scriptwriters that I have worked (and respect) with over my long career in film and TV. One such writer is my good friend Cardy O’Donnell.
I was really chuffed to be invited on the Light on Leeds podcast recently. Where I was asked to talk about my career, how it started with the Lloyds Bank Channel Four Film Challenge back in the 90s