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Policies

All Script Evaluation prices stated on the Services Page are for scripts 120 pages or less (the book conversion is for 250 pages or less). For every page beyond the 120 script evaluation and 250 book conversion, there will be an additional charge of $1 per page. Please contact me before purchasing an evaluation from the site so we can make the appropriate arrangements.

Turnaround time for script evaluations or extensive notes is 5-10 business days (not including holidays). Turnaround time for book conversions is 10-14 business days (not including holidays). RUSH SERVICE is available, however! Please contact me for details.

Payment

You may make payments in the following ways:

  1. If you know the service you would like, you can make your payment thru your PayPal account via the buy now buttons. Pay Pal will accept Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover Card or;

  2. You can send a money order or cashiers check made out to Robert Stitzel to the following address:

How To Script C/O
Robert Stitzel
4872 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Suite 412
Woodland Hills, CA
91364, USA

Note: Turnaround time will commence upon receipt of your payment and materials.

Script Submission

You may submit your script in the following ways:

  1. Electronic: You can send your scripts along with a signed copy of the release form via e-mail to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Scripts must be in Final Draft, pdf, or word and be in a standard script format.
     
  2. Hard Copy: You may mail a Hard Copy of the script (bound by 2 brads) along with a copy of a signed release form to the address listed above. 

FAQs

Do you read and cover all the scripts yourself, or do you have interns read them?
Will I get my script sent back to me?
Do I have to pay before submitting the script?
Should I be consulting you on my first draft or on my final draft or somewhere in between?
What should I expect to get out of your services?
I noticed that Daniel works as an independent producer and also works with Clifford Werber Productions. By submitting my script to No BullScript Consulting, does this mean I am also submitting my script to Clifford Werber Productions or any other company Daniel Manus is affiliated with?
If my script gets a RECOMMEND, does this mean Daniel wants to produce it?
Why do you charge $1 per page over 120 pages?
Do I need to register my script before submitting it?
How can I guarantee the confidentiality of my idea and that you or someone else won’t steal it?
Do your notes come with a grading sheet and overall recommendation?
If you recommend my script, will you send it to other companies or agencies?

Q: Do you read and cover all the scripts yourself or do you have interns read them?

A: ALL scripts are read and covered/analyzed by me. Your script will not be farmed out to any analyst you don’t know.

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Q: Will I get my script sent back to me?

A: Not unless we have discussed it beforehand and you have sent a self-addressed stamped envelope. I make my notes right on the page, so returning a clean script is not possible.

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Q: Do I have to pay before submitting the script?

A: Not necessarily, but I do need to receive payment before I return the analysis.

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Q: Should I be consulting you on my first draft or on my final draft or somewhere in between?

A: That is up to you. I believe all writers should edit their first draft on their own first. Make any necessary corrections that are obvious to you, from character issues to dialogue and grammar/spelling checks. This way, you will maximize the analyst services because I will be able to concentrate on the important aspects of your script and not the little spelling or format mistakes. So always try to do a first pass on your own. It will save you money!

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Q: What should I expect to get out of your services?

A: No matter what service you choose, what you should expect to get is constructive, detailed and honest professional feedback on your script. You will get professional and thoughtful recommendations on how to improve your story, characters, dialogue, tone, plot, structure, and overall marketability of your script. While you may not always agree with or enjoy hearing my comments, you will receive a professional second opinion on your work.

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Q: If my script gets a RECOMMEND, does this mean Robert wants to produce it?

A: No. A rating of “recommend” means that I think it is a viable script for the Hollywood marketplace and think it is ready to be submitted to producers, agents, managers, etc. That being said, if I am interested in your script in more than just a consulting capacity, I will contact you directly to discuss it. Writers should never pay producers to attach them to their script.

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Q: Why do you charge $1 per page over 120 pages?

A: The reason is two fold. One, execs don’t like reading long scripts. We usually have tons of scripts to get through in any given week, and if a script is incredibly long (120pgs is the high end of average), it might get pushed to the bottom of the pile or may only be read to page 20 or 30. It’s important that writers learn how to self edit to get their scripts down to a professional length. And also, while the money you pay is for the conversion or notes you receive, much of that time is spent actually reading, and the longer the script or book is, the longer it takes to read and time is money. Simple as that.

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Q: Do I need to register my script before submitting it?

A: Yes you need to register your script before submitting it anywhere, including any script consulting company. This will protect both you the writer, and me the analyst. No producer or script consultant is ever out to steal anyone’s ideas (at least I would hope not), but it’s always best to protect yourself, even if you have only completed a rough first draft. It is pretty cheap to register your script and it will be well worth it to all parties if you register the script first with the WGA or WGAE. You can do so by going to the following websites: www.wga.org OR www.wgaeast.org for those on the East Coast. You can also copyright your script through the U.S. Copyright Office at http://www.copyright.gov.

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Q: How can I guarantee the confidentiality of my idea and that you or someone else won’t steal it?

A: The very best way is by registering your script, as stated above. All I can tell you is - I don’t think any exec or script reader does this job to steal other people’s ideas. There are so many projects out there that we don’t need to. I try my very best to keep everyone’s confidentiality, but I can’t tell you how many scripts I read with the exact same story or plot as 5 others I’ve read.

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Q: If you recommend my script, will you send it to other companies or agencies?

A: Not currently, however, we do intend to provide this service in the near future. Also, every month, the best script that receives a “recommend” rating, will be featured on our website where, with your permission, we will list your script, your name, your genre, and the logline. This will change every month. If no script gets a recommend, no script will be featured. “Considers” are not eligible.

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