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Welcome . .

Here you should find what you need to get your screenplay right and ready for Hollywood--or whoever else might make it into a movie--even if you don't want to spend any money right now. This screenwriting resource, helping writers like you for over 15 years, takes you from concept to sale, helping you put your best foot forward at each step of the way. This is home to the world-famous Magic Star of Dramatic Writing, and your answer center for the simplest (but also most advanced) way of engineering a dramatic story with Story Dynamics. Consider your options below, from free to a little less than free, all of value to you (maybe even priceless) in your quest to see your dream onscreen.

Free Online Screenwriting Course

A full soup-to-nuts of screenwriting, including screenplay fundamentals--i.e., concept, character, story, action, or dialogue--with the world-famous Magic Star of Dramatic Writing, which presents expert advice on each of these fundamentals, and guidance on Story Dynamics, the underlying forces that drive good dramatic storytelling. Title your script creatively (and engagingly), and make sure you name and number everything else carefully, especially your characters (and focus on word use throughout). Get the look and feel of your script right for contests, readers, agents, producers, and talent with format guidelines, as well as readability and presentability pointers.

===>[FREE]



Start Strong

A quick overview your screenplay for feedback on your format guidelines, title, character naming, word use and style in your action narratives and dialogue--checking the overall readability and presentability of your script and leaving you with screenwriting pointers that move your project forward.

===>[$5.95]



Monthly Help

As you work through the comprehensive online screenwriting course, you can ask questions of the instructor, and have him check your work along the way. This includes review and feedback of your concept, the dynamics of your story (before you get started writing), the logline or synopsis for your project as well as your screenplay title and character names. And when you get to the section on how to sell your screenplay, you receive a review of your marketing letters (or e-mail text). Those opting for the monthly exercise help option get a discount on the screenplay consultation (see below)--taking it down to half price ($148.75).

===>[$29.75]



Full Consultation

Review, comment, and suggestions on the fundamentals of your script: concept, character, story, action, and dialogue--as well as the overall readability and presentability of your script--including consideration of your title, naming and numbering (in general), character naming (specifically), format, word use, and punctuation.

===>[$297.50]



Submit Your Screenplay

To submit a screenplay for assistance, please send an initial query (not required), then . .

  1. attach your script to an e-mail (as an RTF or PDF file) and submit to postmaster@empirecontact.com;
  2. complete this submission form (if you find it more convenient); or
  3. explain what services you're requesting in the e-mail (and what sort of schedule you're on); and
  4. arrange payment by preferred method (see PayPal button upper left).

Thank you for your interest, and all the best with your writing career.

Conversion to U.S. standards

Non-U.S. writers looking to submit to the U.S. market may request a review and edit that addresses spelling and word usage, as well as the readability and presentability standards defined at this resource. Please describe such needs in your e-mail, to receive a quote for your project.

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