Screenwriting Services

Please find below my Screenwriter Rates for my top scriptwriting services, including my prices to write a screenplay, write a TV script, rewrite a screenplay, and polish a script.  Just scroll down to see my full Rate Card of film and TV writing services, including the rates for writing a treatment, preparing a TV series bible, or if there's anything else you need that's not listed here, feel free to send me an email for a quote.


And if you find a screenwriter or script doctor with comparable experience and a lower price, please let me know and I will match their price!  (I've googled around and I couldn't find anybody else with my credentials even offering these services, let alone for these competitive rates.)   


All prices are in USD and my fees are payable in installments, at each stage of completion.  I accept online payments via Paypal.com, including credit cards (no Paypal account required).  When you order a service, I will email a "works made for hire" agreement for your approval, confirming that you retain all the rights to the idea / story / concept / characters and you will own all the rights to the Script.  Looking forward to working with you!


Guild Member? 

If you're a member of an industry-recognized professional guild - eg: DGA, PGA, WGA, SAG-AFTRA - contact me for a Guild Discount on my screenwriting services.


Screenwriter Services & Rates:

#1. Write a Script

Whether you need a Screenwriter to write a feature film screenplay or a TV writer for your television script, I will work one-on-one with you to help develop your ideas, story or concept into a well-structured Script Outline, mapping out the entire plot and all of the characters.  Once the Script Outline is complete and approved by you, I will then use this outline as the blueprint / roadmap to write the script as your Co-Writer / Ghost Writer - with pages sent for your review, creative input and approval throughout the process - crafting a professional script that's delivered at an industry-ready level, on par with the quality of a polished third-draft.  


Prices:

- Feature Film Screenplay (Full-Length Movie) - $6500 / 4 installments of $1625

- TV Script - One Hour Episode (Eg: Drama) - $3575 / 3 installments of $1191.66

- TV Script - 30 Minutes Episode (Eg: Comedy) - $1975 / 2 installments of $987.50


Who receives a credit on a film screenplay / TV script?  Typically, the Screenwriter is credited as a 'Co-Writer' on the cover / title page of the Script.  Eg; "Based on a Story by 'You', Written by 'You' and 'Me'".


However, if you are seeking a completely anonymous, uncredited Screenplay Writer / Ghost Writer, please note the prices for a Ghostwriter Screenwriter will be 50% higher than the listed rates.


Do you write Short Scripts, too?  Yes, I do!  If you have an idea for a short film, I can turn it into a short script that's ready for production!  Scroll down to the Rate Card for more info and pricing for hiring a short film writer.

 

#2. Rewrite a Script

Do you already have a script draft that needs a rewrite?  As a Script Doctor and Consultant, I can rewrite your film screenplay or TV script, by identifying potential changes and recommending improvements, as well as implementing any of your own ideas and updates.  I am also a pro at interpreting script coverage or producer's notes that you might have been given, to deliver a new draft that is ready for a green light! 


I will work one-on-one with you to develop a game plan for any changes and fixes.  Once the plan is approved by you, I will rewrite the script as your Co-Writer / GhostWriter / Script Consultant - with pages sent for your review, creative input, and approval throughout the process - to complete an industry-ready script that's rewritten and polished to impress everyone; from script readers and gate-keepers, to film & TV executives and decision-makers.


Prices:
- Feature Film Screenplay (Full-Length Movie) - $3150 / 2 installments of $1575
- TV Script - One Hour TV Episode
(eg: Drama) - $1100 
- TV Script - 30 Minutes TV Episode
(eg: Comedy) - $590 


Who receives a credit on a film screenplay / TV script?  For rewrites, the Script Doctor / Screenwriter is typically credited as a 'Co-Writer' on the title page of the Script.  Eg; "Based on a Story by 'You', Written by 'You' and 'Me'".

However, if you are seeking a completely anonymous, uncredited Script Doctor / Ghostwriter / Script Editor, please note the price will be 50% higher than the listed rates.


#3. Polish a Script

Do you have a script draft that's almost ready and it needs a polish?  I can proof and polish your film screenplay or TV script to give it that professional shine, so it's ready to wow producers, agents, and investors! 

I will work one-on-one with you to discuss the expectations and goals for the polish.  Once we're on the same page about what's needed, I will then proof-read and polish the script.

Prices:
- Feature Film Screenplay (Full-Length Movie) - $1600
- TV Script - One Hour Episode 
(Eg: Drama) - $700 
- TV Script - 30 Minutes Episode 
(Eg: Comedy) - $360 

My script polishes are completed as a Script Consultant / uncredited Screenwriter.


Email me now to get started on your Script!  


Or to see more of my Screenwriting Services and Rates, check out my handy Rate Card below - which includes a side-by-side comparison with how much it would cost to hire a screenwriter if paying the WGA's rate for a pro screenwriter - THOUSANDS of dollars more than my own prices.  


That's right - You're hiring a first-class script writing service from an award-winning, professional, produced screenwriter, with over 15 years in the film and TV industry - yet, my Screenwriter Dude prices are uber-competitive at a fraction of the WGA's minimum prices.


So, no matter where you are - my clients are from all over the U.S. and around the world! - you can hire who Hollywood hires, for a great price!  


Let's get started...

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Screenwriter Dude - Rate Card

List of Available Screenwriting Services

from ScreenwriterDude.com:


Screen Writer / Co-Writer / Ghost Writer / Script Doctor / Screenplay Consultant

Compare with WGA's Lowest Price for 2016~2017


You pay: Screenwriter Dude's Price

up to 90% savings on WGA's Price


Write a Feature Film Screenplay (90-120 Minutes) developed from your ideas, story or concept.

$47,862


You pay: $6500

save $41,000


Write a TV Script (One Hour Episode), developed from your ideas, story or concept.
$26,575


You pay: $3575
save $23,000


Write a TV Script (30 Minute Episode), developed from your ideas, story or concept.

$14,621


You pay: $1975

save $12,500


Rewrite a Feature Film Screenplay, by reviewing current draft and providing recommendations for changes / improvements, and implementing approved notes / ideas / fixes in a new draft.$23,374


You pay: $3150

save $20,000


Rewrite a TV Script (One Hour Episode), by reviewing current draft and providing suggestions for changes / improvements, and implementing approved notes / ideas / fixes in a new draft.

$8240


You pay: $1100

save $7100


Rewrite a TV Script (30 Minute Episode), by reviewing current draft and providing suggestions for changes / improvements, and implementing approved notes / ideas / fixes in a new draft.

$4322


You pay: $590

save $3730


Polish a Feature Film Screenplay, includes proof-reading, editing and polishing the current script draft.
$11,695
You pay: $1600
save $10,095

Polish a TV Script (One Hour Episode), includes proof-reading, editing and polishing the current script draft.

$3917


You pay: $700

save $3217


Polish a TV Script (30 Minute Episode), includes proof-reading, editing and polishing the current script draft.

$2666


You pay: $360

save $2306


PLUS - Write a TV Series Bible, outlining the main characters, the episode plots / stories, and character arcs of a multi-part series; developed from your ideas.  Available for this price only if ordered with a Write / Rewrite / Polish a TV Script project.
$5592You pay:
$950

save $4652
Write a TV Series Bible, outlining the main characters, the episode plots / stories, and character arcs of a multi-part series; developed from your ideas.
$5592You pay:
$1745
save $3847
Write a Treatment for a Feature Film - the entire Story / Plot will be developed from your ideas, story or concept into a polished industry-ready format. 
$32,276

You pay: $3750

​save $28,526

Write a Treatment for a TV Script (1 hour Episode) - the entire Story / Plot for a TV episode will be developed from your ideas, story or concept into a polished industry-ready format.
$10,630

You pay: $1745
save $8885

Write a Treatment for a TV Script (30 minute Episode) - the entire Story / Plot for a TV episode will be developed from your ideas, story or concept into a polished industry-ready format.
$5850
You pay: $800
save $5050
Write a Treatment for a Feature Film from your Existing Script - If you've already written the Screenplay and you need a Treatment, then I will review your Script and prepare a polished industry-ready Treatment that supports your current script draft.  Ideal for sharing with busy investors / producers / decision-makers!$23,374

You pay:

$2750

save $20,624

Write a Narrative Synopsis of the Plot Outline of a Feature Film's Story - utilizing your current script draft or script outline or treatment to create a polished industry-ready Narrative Synopsis.$9840


You pay: $1325

save $8500


Write a Narrative Synopsis of the Plot Outline of a One Hour TV Episode's Story - utilizing your current script draft or script outline or treatment to create a polished industry-ready Narrative Synopsis.$4807


You pay: $650

save $4150


Write a Narrative Synopsis of the Plot Outline of a 30 Minute TV Episode's Story - utilizing your current script draft or script outline or treatment to create a polished industry-ready Narrative Synopsis.$2538


You pay: $350

save $2175


Script Consulting / Notes - reviewing your current script draft to provide detailed notes (4-5 pages) with overall feedback, plus recommendations and ideas for potential improvements / fixes for the next draft. 


You pay: $300


Script Consulting / Notes + Phone Consult - same as above, plus a 30 minute follow-up phone call to discuss notes and ideas.

You pay: $350

Grant Funding Application Assistance - Advising on responses, writing cover letter, completing online forms, crafting biographical summary of applicant, writing essay responses, preparing project summary / synopsis / pitch.

Email me.
Contest / Competition / Fellowship Application Assistance - Advising on responses, writing cover letter, completing online forms, crafting biographical summary of applicant, writing essay responses, preparing project summary / synopsis / pitch.

Email me.

Write a Short Script, developed from your ideas, story or concept.


You pay:

$250 minimum

Rewrite a Short Script, by reviewing current draft and providing recommendations for changes / improvements, and implementing approved notes / ideas / fixes in a new draft.

You pay:

$250 minimum

Polish a Short Script, includes proof-reading, editing and polishing the current script draft.

You pay:

$100 minimum

Write a Logline - ​Please note: This is included as a complimentary service for all Write / Rewrite / Polish projects and Script Consulting clients.

Complimentary
Write a Query Letter - Please note: This is included as a complimentary service for all Write / Rewrite / Polish projects.
Complimentary
Write a Script for a TV Commercial Advertisement / Infomercial / Online Video - Developing, conceptualizing and writing a script to promote you, your business, brand, product or service.  Read more...

You pay:

$250 minimum

Write a Script for a Video Game - 

Read more...


Email me.

Write a Story Outline for a Video Game -

Read more...


Email me.
All other writing / editing services as a Screenwriter, Co-Writer, GhostWriter, Script Doctor, Script Consultant......
Email me.


​All prices in U.S. Dollars.


WGA prices are based on the Schedule of Minimums and are provided merely as a guideline for price comparison.  Currently, Screenwriter Dude's prices are comparable to up to 90% savings on WGA rates.


While the WGA's fees rise every so often, Screenwriter Dude's prices won't necessarily follow the same rate of inflation.


Screenwriter Dude's prices are good for the next 30 days, but are subject to change without notice.


Payments are accepted via Paypal.com, including credit cards. 


Please send an email to TheScreenwriterDude@Gmail.com to request a service and you will be sent an invoice with a secure web link to pay the initial deposit.  


If the total price is below $1000, the full amount is payable as a deposit.  If the total price is below $2000, 50% of the full amount is payable as a deposit.  If the total price is above $2000, payments can be made in quarterly installments, so 25% of the full amount is payable as a deposit.


All of my writing and rewriting work is conducted under a "works made for hire" agreement for a credited service (eg: Co-Writer).  


If you are seeking an uncredited ghostwriter service for your film or TV project, please note this means a higher price than those listed on the Rate Card.  Please send an email with an offer.  Typically, I would accept a rate for uncredited work that is 50% higher than the Rate Card price for the same credited service.  (eg: Rewrite a Feature Script - credited Rate Card price is $3150, + 50% = $4725 for uncredited service.)