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We’re a screenplay consultancy based in the heart of Hollywood, California, who’ve been helping writers improve their craft since 2010.

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OUR STORY

script consultancyHi, my name’s Alex and I’m the founder of Script Reader Pro.

Maybe like me you’ve received script coverage in the past and thought “What the heck? I just wasted 200 bucks on that?

“Never use camera angles.” “Try to make your protagonist more likable.” “Let the story breathe.” etc. Vague notes like these were the reason I set up Script Reader Pro.

OUR MISSION

To demystify screenwriting. This means no vague script coverage full of cliches like “Let the story breathe”. Just an action plan on how you should tackle the next draft. And the same goes for our course and books which focus on industry insider hacks designed to skyrocket your screenwriting ability.

To kick-start screenwriting careers. The best people to advise on screenplays and how to break into the industry are those who’ve already done it themselves. That’s why we only hire readers with representation who’ve sold scripts and had them produced.

To give screenwriters more choice. When I was looking for feedback on my screenplays, I wanted to know more about who was writing it than a couple of anonymous initials. At Script Reader Pro you get to choose a reader from our roster of working screenwriters.

Find a list of our script readers below. Our readers are capable of working with screenplays written in any genre, but underneath each bio you’ll find a list of their main and sub genre specialities.

MEET OUR SCRIPT DOCTOR TEAM

script consultancyPETER BRIGGS

Peter’s perhaps best known for co-writing Hellboy, with Guillermo Del Toro. In 26 years, he’s been employed by 20th Century Fox, Paramount, Universal, Sony/Columbia, Miramax, and many more, writing on such projects as Alien vs. Predator, Judge Dredd and War Of The Worlds.

He’s written for the LA Times and, in his native Britain, been a television and film journalist for BBC television and radio.

Peter has an aversion to glowing rocks, and likes pink very much, Lois.

Genre Specialties: Drama, Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi

 

script readerDASH FINLEY

Dash Finley is a screenwriter and film journalist based in Los Angeles. Having worked as a development assistant to a number of high-powered executives and creatives, he has written many screenplays, working under filmmakers such as Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity), Stanley Weiser (Wall Street) and Bruno Barreto (Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands).

Dash has also been hired for feature work by Norris Chumley (a former producer for Oprah) and Jason Kliot (the producer of Coffee and Cigarettes).

He is the proud owner of two guinea pigs, Otis and Randy.

Main Genre Specialties: Thriller, Horror, Drama
Sub Genre Specialties: Sci-Fi, Western, Gay, Ethnic, Women, Family

 

script consultancyJOHN MCCLAIN

John is in the process of attaching a director for his feature Hummingbird which he developed with Broken Road Productions, and shopping his sci-fi television series Marfa, which he sold to Star Thrower Entertainment.

He also has years of experience as writers’ assistant on WGN’s drama Underground, assistant to writer Brent Forrester on the series Super Fun Night, and screenwriting instructor at UCLA and Northwestern University.

Outside of his writing career, he’s maintained a lifelong passion for Japanese noodles, and recently developed a begrudging respect for Crossfit.

Main Genre Specialties: Thriller, Horror, Comedy
Sub Genre Specialties: Sci-Fi, Western, Gay, Ethnic, Women, Family

 

KATE MURDOCH

Kate began her career co-penning the indie feature, The Last Treasure Hunt, which was released in 2016 by The Orchard. She has also written Angel of Anywhere, starring Ser’Darius Blaine and Briana Evigan and The Perpetual State of Georgia, which was recently optioned by Storyscape Entertainment. In addition to writing features, Kate has worked behind the scenes as a rewriter/script analyzer for many years.

Her penchant for writing is in her DNA, as she is a close descendant of L. Frank Baum, the creator of The Wizard of Oz.

Main Genre Specialties: Action/Adventure, Thriller, Horror
Sub Genre Specialties: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Dramedy, Animation, Family, Music

 

script consultancySCOTT PARISIEN

Scott was a senior analyst at Script Pipeline for five years before switching to Script Reader Pro.

He has optioned and sold many screenplays in recent years, as well as being hired for assignments—the most recent of which began principal photography on June 9th, 2017.

Scott’s first foray into screenwriting came in the seventh grade when he crafted a horribly inappropriate Police Academy screenplay for an English class assignment.

Main Genre Specialties: Action/Adventure, Thriller, Horror
Sub Genre Specialties: Dramedy, Romance, Western, Family, Gay, Religion

 

script consultancySHAINA STEINBERG

Shaina recently wrote a pilot entitled First Contact for Alcon Studios. She is currently developing another series with Endgame Entertainment.

She began her career working on Malcolm In The Middle. While she’ll always love comedy, drama became her main focus, working on shows including Everwood, Cold Case, Spartacus, Chase and Alcatraz. She has written several features, including a modern adaptation of Tale of Two Cities for Temple Hill.

Before moving to Los Angeles, Shaina spent a summer working as a horse wrangler in Colorado. Unfortunately, despite spending time in nature, she’s still deeply afraid of squirrels.

Main Genre Specialties: Drama, Comedy, Action/Adventure
Sub Genre Specialties: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Romance, Women, Historical, War

 

script doctorROB TOBIN

Rob is an award-winning screenwriter, former development exec and author of The Screenwriting Formula and How to Write High Structure, High Concept Movies.

In recent years Rob’s feature script Get Married or Die, was produced featuring a cast of Oscar nominated actors and Dam 999 was released by Warner Brothers and shortlisted for a Best Picture Oscar. His feature script, Face Time, is in development with a multi-million dollar budget and high profile director attached.

Rob was raised in Timmins, Ontario: the birthplace of Shania Twain and just a few miles from James Cameron’s home town.

Please Note: Rob is currently only available for Line Edit, Polish and Book Adaptation.
Main Genre Specialties
: Drama, Comedy, Action/Adventure
Sub Genre Specialties: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Sports, Women, Historical, Martial Arts

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WHAT WE DO

Script coverage. Yes, you’ve probably gathered by now we can read your screenplay and give you notes on it. We also have many other services, such as on-the-page edits, Skype calls, etc. Check them out here >>

Screenwriting course. Script Hackr is our downloadable screenwriting course that will show you the hacks and practical exercises that professional screenwriters use to get their writing up to the next level. Get your training >>

Screenwriting books. Our book Master Screenplay Sequences reveals the hidden structure behind the traditional three acts. And there are plenty more books on the way, demystifying Theme, Character, Dialogue, etc. Start reading >>

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