Script Reading Rates
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I used to be a full-time freelance script reader for companies such as Working Title, Pathe, Miramax (Harvey Weinstein era), Tiger Aspect, UK Film Council, Irish Film Board, amongst others. I have read and critiqued thousands of scripts, and script edited a range of films and genres, from award-winning shorts, animation, children's, sci-fi, drama, comedy, horror, biopics etc. I also assess entries for Tony Jordan's Red Planet Prize, which is an annual screenwriting initiative I helped set up to find new writers. From this, I've gained valuable insights about the 'first ten pages' of a script, and TV spec scripts.
TESTIMONIALS: (more in comments section)
'Danny gave me some excellent notes for my feature The Man Inside. He took the time and care to understand the script fully and my vision that I had for it. He was at his most helpful when pushing me to expand and develop ideas and he drove me closer and closer to my final vision. It was if he were focusing my brain and the page closer together, until the story I wanted to tell had fully formed.' Dan Turner, filmmaker.
'Whenever I finish a new script, I know it's not ready to send out until it's got some of the Stack Attack action'. Tim Clague, filmmaker.
'Danny read the script for my graduation film 'Echoes' and his comments led me to completely rethink the 3rd act of my script. The resulting film then bagged me representation at United Agents and it has since won several awards in the UK and US. I think it would be an understatement to say that I benefited from Danny's script feedback! I always go to him for advice when I'm struggling with a script and he always delivers." Rob Brown, filmmaker.
'Danny was brilliant at making us concentrate on the dramatic through line of our screenplay. He treated us with respect and sensitivity and yet gave us the confidence to challenge, change and improve'. Lea Sellers & Yvonne Potter, writers.
'Danny is a screenplay nurse, smiling encouragingly while giving your script the enema that it needs'. Rob Milner, writer.
'A man of great structure, character, and dialogue.' Sam Morrison, writer/director.
'Really helped me to get my script to where I wanted it to be.' Andy Marsh, filmmaker.
'As a script reader Danny Stack is fair, thoughtful and thorough - which is far more use than a thoughtful thoroughfare. Two thumbs up!' David Bishop, writer for Doctors on BBC1.