So said the great comedian Jack Benny, but if you wait that long to confirm his point, you probably won’t sell your script!
Comedy writers have a secret: they always get extra help. Why? Because comedy writing isn’t easy. Comedy writers’ rooms typically contain 6 to 12 writers. No one does everything—different writers have different strengths. You may have a great story and wonderful characters, but if your jokes aren’t top-shelf, potential buyers will pass. Why lose a sale because you have only two out of three?
You wouldn’t let your kid play in the street wearing a blindfold.
Don’t let your screenplay out the door without a coat.
Get some comedy insurance!
How I can help:
I’ll take you to the finish line, gut-checking your story structure and giving your script the comedy punch-up it deserves. Funnier is better! Make ‘em laugh! And remember, even the greatest script can always be improved.
Here’s what you get:
• A professional script evaluation to make sure your story structure is perfect.
• A dialogue cleanup and polish.
• Dozens of jokes, one-liners, and comedic buttons to spice up your screenplay or teleplay.
• Copy-editing and proofreading.
Here’s how the process works:
1. Set up a complimentary 15-minute consultation.
2. Submit your screenplay or teleplay.
3. I will evaluate the story structure and comedic elements to determine what your script needs to make it market-ready.
4. You and I meet to discuss and come to an agreement on the main points.
5. I revise your script.
6. You review the first script revision.
7. We make changes.
8. You review the second revision.
9. We finalize the draft.
10. The script is copy-edited and proofread.
Now you’re ready to go, while retaining all rights and credit to your script.
Optional: I can also help you write your pitch.