I understand that paying someone you don’t know, to produce a script report on something you have worked so hard on, can feel a little risky. To help ease your mind, here are a few testimonials from my previous clients and, to start off with, comments from the tutors on two of the best Script Reading courses in the UK – Lucy V. Hay (Bang2Write) and Evan Leighton-Davis (Industrial Scripts):

“… very few readers remember this element of screenplays… You summarise well at the end and I LOVE your idea that [detail removed]… All in all, your report is excellent…” Lucy V. HayBreaking Into Script Reading

“Overall, a strong report. Synopsis is refreshingly concise, but contains all key story beats. Certainly of industry-standard.” Evan Leighton-DavisEffective Script Reading

Testimonials from clients:

I’ve worked with a number of script readers and script editors, and Paul’s work was of the highest quality. His report was insightful, with a sharp attention to both the macro and micro details, and valuable advice for future drafts.Sean Daniels – Academy Nicholl winner

“You made excellent observations with a wonderful attention to detail. Despite how erratic the opening sequence is, you picked up things that I’ve worried might be lost to the average reader. Clearly you are well above average.” Stuart White – Professional Screenwriter

“I’ll definitely take your great points on board and work on it. There’s a lot of things I overlooked so it’s nice to get a fresh look at it.”

“Looks excellent. Please let me know when you’re available for more projects. Thank you!”

“High quality, insightful comments and on time delivery”

“Paul has a gift for identifying those darlings that need killing. He also provides great ideas to improve plot, structure, pacing. Your script will be far stronger and more marketable for his recommendations. Incredible bang for your buck.”

“There are a lot of elements in your notes that I hadn’t considered previously – particularly combining storylines to [detail removed]… I really can’t thank you enough for the fresh perspectives on character and pacing and your suggestions. The most useful and insightful notes I’ve had on a script.”

“I can almost guarantee you’ll be hired to look over the full script at a later point.

“Same excellent coverage. Delivered just as described.”

“I’ve had Editor’s / Readers notes from three other people and nothing like as insightful.”

“Thanks so much! Above and beyond expectation.”

“Once again thank you for your fantastic feedback. I agree with everything, and it has given me a lot to think about. Some of the changes you suggest have far reaching effects, and alter elements I’m particularly attached to. However, if I can’t accomplish the balance that is clearly missing then I’m certainly not pig-headed enough to sacrifice the overall project on one sticking point.”

“Thanks Paul, this is really detailed and insightful. I will definitely work on all the issues you have raised. I have researched on format but it hasn’t really made things clearer for me so your advice is very helpful.”

“Excellent constructive criticism. Exactly what I needed to help boost my script to the next level. Will definitely use again!”

“High quality, insightful comments and on time delivery”

“Very detailed and very pro service. Will use again. Impressive.”

“I sent a pilot for a tv show I’m working on to Paul… and it has been the best thing I have done as a writer. To be honest I have been winging it for years and have never done enough to learn the craft. Paul’s report has taught me so much and his notes are helping now produce a piece of work I can be proud to put my name to.”

“I recently used Paul to give me an analysis of my screenplay and was frankly stunned at the level of detail he provided. His breakdown was both inciteful and honest… Paul’s work has allowed me to concentrate my energy on where I need to spend time to improve… My recommendation to anyone thinking of entering a competition would be, send it to Paul first.”

“Thanks for the report. And it’s spot on. The introduction of the watch – yes, contrived. I was hoping an amateur wouldn’t notice, but should have known a pro would.”

“Thank you so much for the feedback. It is all incredibly helpful and absolutely gives me an idea of what needs changing and where I need to make improvements.”

“All your critical points were utterly valid – and your kind comments very welcome.”

“Excellent job. Overdelivered. Will re-hire.”

“Thanks for this Paul. Very useful. I shall take your points on board and implement them.”

“Your notes are, as always, incredibly helpful and bang on.”

“Thanks ever so much for the feedback. I’m very happy with it! I agree with everything you said, and I will recommend you to other writers.”

“Thanks again for your feedback, very instructive and detailed and I’ll be sure to recommend you to my graduating course mates!”

“Thank you Paul for the time you have spent giving notes. I have found them very worthwhile and will absolutely makes changes.”

“Thanks for the feedback. Your dream sequence point is sound advice.”

“Some really good notes that I’ll take on board. Don’t think there was anything I disagreed with.”