Barry John Terblanche here. I’m a screenwriter of 7 years with 16 high-end scripts, I write across all genres to features, TV pilot/series, and shorts. As a career, I’m a freelance screenplay competition reader/feedback/coverage/judge-report writer for a good few well-known companies. Competition companies aside, I offer my service to all that want a professional read and detailed analysis report on their screenplay. As a screenplay writer myself, I know that sometimes what you really need is someone to give it to you straight – no bull!
I’m not a script consultant... a consultant will give you a few pages of notes of what works and what doesn’t, and that’s the end of the relationship – thanks for your bucks. If you want to question his notes then that’ll cost extra. I’m an analyst... I analyse your script and give you a detailed 5+ page analysis/feedback report that will critique your project, as well as provide recommendations on how to improve what you’ve written, and our relationship does not end here! It starts here... you may want clarification to some points in my notes? No problem, highlight such with any questions and or advice you may be seeking and I’ll answer you back at no extra cost. If again you have any questions or seek advice on that, then again follow through as above – no extra cost. I will go back and forth with you as many times as needed for you to understand the notes I’ve given.
My (our) objective here is to build a professional and understanding relationship between ourselves... not just on the first script you send me, but all the other scripts you have written, better still the ones you yet to write. As a first time client of mine, I’ll create I file in your name, in which your script and all notes are stored under the script title... same with your second script... third, and so on. I use this to cross-reference your past scripts/notes against the new one you send me, this allows not only me, but YOU to see how your writing is improving, or not! Or not - is where we see you continually making mistakes, this allows me to discuss these issues with you in greater depth. And again, there is no extra charge. Now, this all don’t mean I’m a stupid businessman... my financial gain is your good word of mouth that will bring me more clients. Cause, if you bad mouth my service then I’m to blame and would have shot myself in the foot!
Let’s get your script into something that you’ll not only be proud of but can confidentially send out into the marketplace.
My analysis report will cover the following; Concept/originality – structure – storyline – theme/plot – pacing – characters – dialogue – tone – conflict/emotion – personal investment – marketplace potential – production value – final comments.
I’ll be happy to send you an example of a past analysis report I’ve done.
You’ll find my rates well below the market rate.
Script: 2 Page analysis/feedback: 5+ Page full analysis/coverage:
Short/TV 30min $28 $48
Feature/TV 60min $38 $58
Barry John Terblanche
Donald Trump has been shot! God and the Devil argue in not wanting to take him. And both have good argumentative reason as to what this arrogant loud mouth will do to their respective "residents".
AN ANGLE IN A BARL
A man that can see both Heavens and Devils Angels. Is paid a visit in a bar by both, for a sin he has NOT YET committed.
In what state of mind are you in right now? The conscious real-world? Or, the unconscious dream-world? When we in the one, we generally disregard the other. This is known as the parallel world.
STAY AWAKE MARY
A quiet forest road. A lone woman picks-up a standard man... Good deeds are life rewarding.
THE BOOK OF JOSEPH
The battle for souls... the rule of earth... will not be fought by the Gods in heaven or in hell. But, here on earth. Between a Priest and a child.
God and the Devil deliberate over the rights to a dead man's soul. Will either of the two God's overlook the RULES BOOK that governs them.
When a dream keeps telling you something over and over... Best you listen! A rookie cop will be glad he did!
Sometimes a blank bullet can do more damage than a real bullet. A terrorist that killed a man's wife and children, will learn this the hard way.
A best selling novelist's wife and kids are murdered. He takes to the bottle and ends up on the street. Ten years later his worthless life is saved by a woman that dies by having saved him... Not before she asks just one thing of him. Be someone.
HELL... IT'S OVER CROWDED HERE
Hell bursts at the seams. Satan goes up to investigate. He discovers the world above is not what it ones was. Life on Earth makes Hell look like the Hilton. And his arch enemy - God - has a surprise waiting for him.
A suicidal old man is interrupted by a house burglar. An unlikely, yet necessary relationship soon bonds them together.