***If you are a woman, person of colour, disabled, LGBTQIA2S+, and/or what most would label “diverse” in any other way, please contact me about the rates listed below. I will only charge you a percentage of what is listed, commensurate with the current pay gap between you and the average cisgendered able-bodied straight White man.***
STORY EDITING/SCRIPT CONSULTING
$400 + applicable taxes to read a single draft
$4000 + applicable taxes, flat rate, to work until project goes into production (must already have producer attached)
In Canada, a Story Editor is someone who works directly with a screenwriter to make their script the strongest it can be. They are often hired by the producer or funding agency, as a specialized go-between imparting notes and feedback, but sometimes writers will hire them on their own volition, in preparation for submitting their script to contests or grants.
Diane is willing to work with you on your screenplay, giving you constructive criticism and meeting with you to brainstorm ideas, until your project is ready for production. This is something she loves to do: to help other writers achieve their goals.
$250 + applicable taxes for Standard Delivery (within 3 business days)
$350 + applicable taxes for Expedited Delivery (within 24 hours)
As a university instructor teaching the mechanics of screenwriting to undergraduates, who has achieved degrees in screenwriting from both an Ivy League University and a Big Ten college, and has also worked numerous positions that required writing coverage, Diane is now offering her expertise for hire to studios, production companies, and film funds.
Coverage is comprised of a 2-page synopsis of the script, plus 1-2 pages of professional feedback as to whether it should be considered for production.
$30/hour + applicable taxes, 4-hour project minimum
It may sound odd, but one of Diane’s favourite parts of reading her students’ and colleagues’ work is to proofread it for formatting and typing errors. So, if you have a script you’d like to submit to a producer or a contest, but need someone to look it over first, she will do it for you.
WRITING AND PRODUCTION
Diane has a full portfolio of feature film and television pilot screenplays she has written.
She also has experience directing numerous short films.