" Tim has helped sharpen many of my scripts by pinpointing what needs work and providing specific fixes for the rewrite. He has the gift of finding the emotional essence of a story even if it is hidden under pages of first draft bloat. Highly recommend."
- Shawn Boxe - Writer, Silicon Valley
We offer comprehensive script consulting services with LRLA Founder/Moderator and highly respected script coach, Tim Schildberger. Email Tim directly here to schedule some assistance.
A Message from Tim:
Everyone needs assistance when writing anything…it’s a necessary part of a successful writing process. The challenge is finding someone whose opinion you trust, and who has the insights and experience to actually help.
I’ve been writing for thirty years, and helping other writers for almost as long. I’ve made all the mistakes. I’ve hidden behind pride, stubbornness and ego…especially when it came to re-writes. But I’ve also studied, and grown, sold some stuff, produced some stuff, won some script competitions, and developed skills and experiences that are helpful to other writers. I've also discovered a genuine desire to help writers improve their craft - which is the foundation under everything we do at LiveRead/LA.
My script consulting approach focuses on finding out exactly what story you feel driven to tell, then helping you tell that story effectively. Technical details are important, but so is finding an emotional connection between you, your work, and your audience. So many writers spend so much time doing things TO their characters (story), and almost no time showing how the characters FEEL about what’s happening. It’s those moments that allows the audience to care, which makes all the difference.
I look forward to helping you with every aspect of this writing process. One of the only things more satisfying to me than watching my beloved Richmond Tigers win the Australian Football League Premiership is helping others. (I'm happy to explain 'footy' if you have a day to spare.)
If you would like Tim’s help with your project, you have some options:
Our basic package includes:
- Tim reads your entire project, and delivers 2-3 pages of comprehensive general written feedback regarding structure, characters, dialogue, scene description and the all important 'emotional connection'.
- Tim schedules a one hour call, skype session, or personal meeting (if you're based in Los Angeles) to discuss your project, answer questions, and provide some assistance to help you move in a direction you feel good about - creatively and structurally.
- TV Pilot - 30 min $249
- TV Pilot - 60 min $299
- Feature Screenplay (max 120 pages) $349
- Feature screenplays over 120 pages - $3 per additional page
If you need help turning an idea into a script, fixing a difficult second act, or just want Tim to read your work and offer some notes, you can choose our "Hourly Option" below.
- Hourly Option $95 per hour
- Lloyd Gilyard Jr. - Writer, The Good Doctor (ABC)
"My screenplay has been a finalist in several competitions, but hasn't broken through. I placed my script in good hands for feedback. Tim's positive comments concurred with the good things others had noticed. More important, he provided logical explanations of the weaknesses, and constructive directions for revisions. I feel confident now about polishing the screenplay to take it to the next level."
- Bear Kosik
" Tim has one of the best story senses of anyone I know. He can always be counted on to locate whatever problem exists in a script and then, make a great suggestion on how to fix it. He has a no-nonsense, analytical understanding of story and character, which is very rare. Everything I write, I always run by him." - Gregg Ostrin - Screenwriter, TV writer, Playwright