Phone Consultation

Phone Consulting FAQs

Does this mean I have to pay $50 every time I talk to you?

No - Only if you want to consult with me about your project before signing an agreement for a screenwriting service.

What if I prefer to phone as I don't use email very often; do I have to pay $50 if I want to contact you and tell you more about my project?

I wish I could speak to everyone about their film and TV ideas, but honestly I've learned over the past 15 years that I just wouldn't have any time to write as I'd be talking on the phone all day.  So, if you are unable to email the details to me, it would be best to pay for a phone consultation to discuss collaborating together on your project.

Can I ask questions via email?

Yes!  Please do as I'm typically reachable by email every day.  So, if you have any questions about hiring me, or whether I am available to work on your project, or anything else that springs to mind, please don't hesitate to email me.  My inbox is always open!

Are you seeking a one-on-one consultation with a produced screenwriter to discuss your project?  

Not sure?  Have a look and see if any of the following scenarios apply:

  • Do you want to brainstorm plot ideas or character development with a professional screenwriter?  
  • Do you think you've got a great idea for a film or TV show and you want to share it confidentially, to receive honest feedback / guidance?
  • Do you have questions about the industry and want to find out more about 'how it works'?
  • Are you scratching your head about how to structure a script, or do you want to ask a technical formatting question?
  • Or perhaps you want to test your new logline or try out your elevator pitch for your project? 


If so, or if you want to ask any other burning questions about your project in a confidential phone call with an industry pro, then you need to Talk to the Dude! 


Of course, exchanging ideas are an expected part of any collaboration process, but if you would like to speak about any specifics or discuss creative details via telephone prior to signing an agreement, then there is a phone consultation fee of $50 USD per 30 Minutes - payable in advance of booking a time & date for the call, which will be scheduled via email, at your convenience.‚Äč


As a result, all of the confidential advice, ideas, recommendations and creative input discussed in this phone consultation are "works made for hire" and will belong to you - no strings attached!  You retain all ownership of your ideas / story.

Moreover, if you opt to hire the Screenwriter Dude for any screenwriting services in relation to the project(s) that we discuss, then this initial phone consultation fee will be automatically deducted from the total project price.  Bonus!


National and international long distance charges are also covered by the phone consultation fee when you provide your number to call you directly.  And if you'd prefer to connect via Skype to Skype voice call, that can be arranged too.


To inquire about my current availability for a call about your project, email me and include "Request a Phone Consultation" in the subject line.  If the timing is right for me, I'll promptly send a $50 invoice via Paypal.com - instantly payable online via credit card (no Paypal account required).