Constructive, informed feedback is highly valuable and difficult to get without the weight of a production company already investing their time in you. Below is a price guide only to Vanessa’s discounted rates aimed at writers in speculative development.
Think of these rates as the internet equivalent of an honesty box.
Got funding? Bravo! Please contact Vanessa directly for a sliding scale quote.
Short Film/Web Series
(up to 20 pages) £40
All good films start and end with the script. So what’s yours? And are you getting it across in 20 pages or less? Need some help getting there? Notes will be broken down into general and specific (scene by scene) points and will cover any of the following: concept, plotting and structure, characterisation, tone, dialogue and project feasibility.
Read the feedback and itching to redraft? Want further help? Further development available at a discounted rate if booked within two weeks of receiving the report. Get in contact for further details.
(up to five pages) £25
You want to pitch your TV show and you’ve bubbled down the essence of your project into a pitch. A strong treatment can help sell your show but it is an art form in itself.
Finding the feedback invaluable? Further development available at a discounted rate if booked within two weeks of receiving the report. Please get in contact for details.
(maximum 40 pages) £60
Half hour format? Are you working on a comedy? Is it funny? C’mon, are you sure…? Need another eye on it? Vanessa has developed and produced both single-camera and audience-pieces from new writers – and knows the particular challenges that come with this demanding and rewarding format. Get in touch if you need help and, if you’re in Northern Ireland, keep an eye out for Vanessa’s comedy workshops on the Northern Ireland Screen website.
On a half-hour format (whether comedy or drama) you will receive specific notes on scenes that need looking at and notes on structure, tone, pacing, character, premise – and possibly suggestions on who to aim the project at.
Like the feedback? Need help to tackle the next draft? Further storyline development available at a discounted rate if booked within two weeks of receiving the report. Please get in contact for further details.
(up to 15 pages) £100
You’re planning on tackling a longer form piece – an episode of a drama or a feature film – and you’ve wisely written a storyline first. Well done, you! This is a labour-intensive document dense with information. Is the through-line clear? Is the structure working? How’s the pacing? Are the characters coming off the page as you intended? Let Vanessa help clear the fog.
You will receive detailed notes on story structure, characterisation, pacing, tone and marketability.
Got to where you need it to be and want further help at script stage? Get in contact for a discounted storyline + first draft script rate.
Longer-form scripts – drama, comedy-drama and feature film
(up to 120 pages) £120
You can expect a thorough breakdown of notes covering both general and specific points. Notes will cover any of the following areas: story structure, characterisation, dialogue, tone, commercial appeal and feasibility and are aimed at getting you to a solid working draft. Just want help with a final polish before your big push? Get in touch.
Over 120 pages? Get in contact for a quote.
Like the feedback? Need help to tackle the next draft? Further script development available at a discounted rate if booked within two weeks of receiving the report. Please get in contact for further details
Script read, report and follow up consultation £180
Follow up meeting either face to face or on Skype to advise on next stage and, if it’s ready to go, on where to go to next.
How do I get in touch?
In first instance, please in contact via the Contact page with a very brief description of your project and where you are with it (i.e. Is it a first draft? Has it been ‘out’ already?). Please note: in the unlikely event there is a subject clash with a project on Mighty Sprite’s slate, it will NOT be read. Whilst it is rare for two projects to hit precisely the same notes – even on shared subject matter – this policy is aimed to protect both parties and is non-negotiable.
Payment is in advance and expected turnaround is two weeks unless otherwise stated. Faster turnaround needed? Get in touch.
Please send your script in pdf. No need for hard copies. Let’s aim to save trees, one draft at a time…
If you are a producer or production company, needing a freelance script consultant, please contact Vanessa directly regarding her flexible project by project development rates. Thanks!