Three days of intensive workshopping of the story before writing your first or next draft, based on an outline, treatment or current draft.
The resulting screenplay is reviewed and you receive notes for a rewrite or polish during a follow-up phone/Skype clinic of up to 3 hours.
The Cave offers a cost-effective, fast-tracked alternative to the more costly full Script Edit, which can take 6-12 months to complete.
Step 1: Send money & materials
As work will be required before the start of the workshop, a downpayment of 25% of the fee must be made at the time of booking. You may use Credit Card, PayPal or Bank Transfer.
By ‘materials’, I mean any relevant story-related documents you may have:
– development notes
Step 2: I review your materials
While I read the documents in your story pack, I take notes. You may have instructed me to look out for specific issues you would like to address. Or you may leave it to me to discover everything.
This step usually takes 10-15 days. It helps to have some time to mull over things before the start of …
Step 4: The Cave Workshop
During this intensive, 3-day face-to-face story and script clinic, we build a Plan for your next draft.
Depending on the stage of the project, we may spend more time on the story or on the script. If your screenplay is close to final – or even shooting, we may go through every scene in great detail.
It is expected that you will do some work in the evening to process the work of the day and prepare for the next day. How much you can handle, is entirely up to you.
Step 5: You rewrite, guided by the Plan
You rewrite the screenplay, or in case we worked on the outline/treatment, you will write the first draft. Because you now have a clear plan, this should not take you any longer than 6-8 leisurely weeks.
Step 6: I review your draft
I review the rewrite of your screenplay with you during a Skype call(*) of up to 3 hours (including a break for tea). You will receive a recording of the discussion for your reference. (**)