HOLLYWOOD WRITERS STUDIO
A screenplay development company
for writers and producers
BOOKS, STORIES AND CONCEPTS DEVELOPED AND ADAPTED INTO SCREENPLAYS
We adapt stories, novels, ideas and concepts into highly dramatic, visual screenplays, ready to present to producers, stars, and motion picture studios. We can either be your ghostwriter or we can share credit. You can either market the screenplay yourself or we can assist in marketing it to Hollywood production companies, studios and agents.
Motion picture studios and producers rarely consider novels or books unless they are bestsellers, are based on headline events, or are represented by literary agents. For a new writer to get an unpublished novel or story produced as a movie, it could be more productive to submit it as a screenplay. Producers like to see how the story will work as a movie.
screenplay rewrites or script doctoring
As the saying goes, “screenplays are never written, they are rewritten.” Your screenplay might need an extra dimension, a new life. If it needs more work, we can enhance it and turn it into an exciting, commercial manuscript ready for the marketplace. We will improve your story structure, premise, motivations, characterizations, pacing, subplots, dialogue, construction of scenes, conflict, suspense, humor, action, and more. By sharing screenplay credit with you, we can submit the final script to producers and studios.
You participate during the process
Prior to our writing the screenplay adaptation of your novel or story, or rewriting your screenplay, we prepare a detailed step outline/treatment for the new screenplay for your approval, suggestions or requests. This will take approximately eight weeks. We will welcome your suggestions or comments. After we complete the screenplay approximately eight weeks later, we will again ask you for your comments or suggestions. We will then prepare a final draft of the screenplay including your input, at no additional cost to you. If you choose, we can take the screenplay into the marketplace and offer it to production companies, studios and agents with our names on the script as well as yours or your writer’s.
If we ghostwrite a script written by you or your author, you can take credit as sole writer of the Screenplay. Such ghostwriting shall be held in strictest confidence by both parties. Hollywood Writers Studio does not participate in the marketing of ghostwritten screenplays.
Critiques and analYses
At Hollywood Writers Studio we don’t just criticize, we tell you how to fix your script, giving you specific instructions how to make it marketable. We prescribe changes, re-structuring and suggestions for their improvement. Our recommendations are incisive and honest but are given in a considerate and constructive manner. You might have a great plot and wonderful characters, but your story structure may be weak. On the other hand, you might have a well-structured script, but the characters and/or dialogue need work. Or. you might have an exciting screenplay, but the formatting is wrong. Formatting keeps changing. We make detailed notes in your script as well as providing a printed report. We include sample pages from recent box-office hits with every critique.
Our production company
Eight screenplays adapted or developed by us are scheduled for production this year and next. Our affiliated production company Hollywood West Entertainment will consider for production all screenplays adapted or developed at Hollywood Writers Studio.
HOLLYWOOD WRITERS STUDIO
1437 Rising Glen Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90069
Tel. (310) 652-6263
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