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"Only you know the hard work, sacrifices and time it took to reach this level of your career. Surround yourself with like-minded people who truly champion your overall screenwriting goals and not just support you for one project. Remember this always—it’s your career.”—@scriptcat
"There are many "script consultants" out there. Many of them are more concerned about enhancing their careers than about you as a writer. What I look for is one who has the professionalism and experience to see what I can't see in a script—to be my second set of eyes and give me feedback that I can use to enhance my story. Mark Sanderson read my script three times in a matter of days and provided an overview and detailed page notes with very practical and thought-out suggestions to enhance the script. You want someone who will take the time and personal interest to care about your work and about you as a writer. No matter how experienced one may be, having that supportive feedback means a lot in this journey. Thank you, Mark!" — Britta Reque-Dragicevic, screenwriter of "Restoration"
"If you are serious about your career as a writer, one of the best resources you'll ever find is Mark Sanderson. Mark doesn't give cookie-cutter, thoughtless advice but he offers thorough, detailed and personalized service that is both refreshing and reliable. He is professional, courteous and genuinely interested in your success. You won't regret the investment. You owe yourself the advantage of having Mark Sanderson on your side."—KV James, screenwriter of "The Wren"
"Mark's immaculate feedback provided an clear, concise guide as to the strengths and weaknesses of our screenplay, highlighting what was and was not working, what there should be more and less of and - ultimately - inspired the next pass of drafting. His feedback is direct, honest and impeccable. Highly recommended!"—director/screenwriter Mark J. Blackman, screenwriter of "Teardrop"
"Mark was not the only consultant who worked on my script. But he was BY FAR the best. Hands down. I did extensive research before I selected the consultants I availed myself of and the extent to which Mark's work rises above the rest is shocking. So much so that I literally scrapped the analyses and input from the others and went with Mark's feedback exclusively. He broke down my screenplay gently and effectively—and one of the most helpful things he did was not just identify weaknesses but make actual suggestions about how to fix them (e.g. "TRY this..." or "HOW ABOUT so and so..."). He also explained why he made a certain recommendation or why he thought something didn't work. It will make future screenplays much tighter from the get go. He will make your screenplay a thousand times better; he will make you so excited about rewriting/reworking it you will literally run to your computer to implement his feedback; and he will make you a superbly better writer along the way. Another thing: he's a super nice guy. I wholeheartedly endorse his services. Do yourself a favor: USE HIM."—David Bassin, screenwriter of "Through the Sweetness and the Smoke"
"Mark provides an enriched and detailed description on how to grow your screenplay and writing. The criticisms force me to think about all aspects of the story and the specific suggestions allow me to jump quickly into a rewrite."—Moez Solis, screenwriter of "Angel Tendencies."
"I hired Mark earlier in the year to help me with a comedy screenplay, his advice was valuable and it's since been requested by three producers and an agent. And later this year, I needed help on structure and plot on a studio spec and yet again, Mark’s notes were incredible, detailed and insightful. He helped me see things that I didn't notice because I was so close to the project. When I speak to producers, they tell me one of the biggest mistakes writers make is sending out scripts too early. Don’t be that writer. Get your screenplay read first by hiring Mark Sanderson."—Niraj Kapur, screenwriter of "For Better or For Worse."
"I've used a few script consultant services now and I can say without hesitation that Mark's was the most valuable. While others were helpful in providing useful feedback on a certain component or area of my script, Mark's notes felt truly comprehensive. I've incorporated his ideas to improve everything from general format/readability to the actual comedic elements. I look forward to getting my next script to a point where I'm ready to leverage Mark's insight and guidance once again." —Carey Dunn, screenwriter of "Materminated"
"I have hired many script consultants in the past, but Mark has to be one of the finest. His critique of my work, and suggestions on how to improve it, without a doubt, has made the final product much more competitive and ready to market to TV producers. In the future, I will not hesitate to call on Mark's services again. Thank you Mark for your support and great advice!"—R. Lee Salkind Meliment, screenwriter of "Castleton Divide"
"I have used different script consultants, but I found Mark’s notes were so thorough, clear and brutally honest, I was able to go through them point-by-point, and came out with a markedly stronger and more marketable screenplay."—Ron Thomson, screenwriter of "Tour de Francine"
"Mark's in-depth and thoughtful read inspired more confidence in pointing out strengths, weaknesses and suggestions for improvement. His notes were invaluable in making this a stronger and more marketable script."—Cyn Brocar, screenwriter of "Kingfisher"
"Mercy just made the Page quarterfinals and I wanted to thank you. It would have never made it that far without your editing help. So thank you very much!"—Carrie Wachob, screenwriter of "Mercy"
"Blunt and insightful. Mark is like a hawk and could see the common, often repetitive, mistakes I made that I was oblivious to. His suggestions helped reveal gaps in the story that my mind instantly started to fill. In revision mode, he brings the format up to professional levels with pinpoint accuracy. There’s so much advice that you will want to implement as you read through his notes, that you’ll keep returning to them as you go along. There’s no way this won’t take your screenplay to a higher level. Best money I've ever spent so far in the quest to become a screenwriter."
—Jordan Serson, screenwriter of "Day Dream"
"I've wanted to have my script read by a consultant, but shopping around in Hollywood online everyone was asking $1500 or more. I found Mark when I Googled him and he offered proofreading plus consultation. For the price, I did not expect such thorough high-quality feedback and he didn't pull any punches. The great thing was his grasp of the story and characters, and then knowing (seeing) a proper structuring of the events. I could go on and on about his suggestions and educating me, but to my knowledge, this is the best deal in Hollywood. So, you better take advantage of it while Mark is content to sell it at this price."—James Featherston, screenwriter of
"I've been writing for many years in fiction and non-fiction. But screenwriting is an entirely different planet. When I decided to take a shot at writing a screenplay, I was overwhelmed by all the resources out there. I decided to dive in, buy software and do my best. And then, when I was done, I found Mark. And "that's" when I learned what to do and what not to do. Mark's critique was detailed but easy to understand, firm but encouraging and I can tell he's a perfectionist. And he's making me one too! I can honestly say that my work with Mark was the equivalent of a screenwriting boot camp. I loved every minute of it. And I'll be back, for certain."—Aliya S. King, screenwriter of pilot "Platinum"
“This was my second time to reach out for a professional’s opinion. Your review, by far, was the most constructive and insightful. Well worth the money! Having feedback from someone who has already been there and done that is important to those of us who are amateur writers and do it for the joy of writing and creativity. Of course, we all have the dream of one day bringing the characters to life. Thank you for the detailed advice to improve my sitcom.” —Chris Parman, screenwriter of “Tulsa’s Crude”
"Mark’s feedback helped me break bad writing habits that I didn’t even know I had. The level of detail provided in his coverage made me understand where the problems were and how to fix them. He pointed out strengths in the script and not just weaknesses, which was a real morale booster. I was also amazed that he read the script more than once, which is above and beyond most coverage services."—Carrie Wachob, screenwriter of "Hunters"
“Mark gave me great notes. Being a professional screenwriter, he knows the industry standards and gives not only advice that you would get from taking a screenwriting class, but also an experienced industry perspective. A very reasonable, reliable and helpful guy.” — Nick Josephs, screenwriter of "As the Crow Flies"
"Thank you for handing me the insight to to turn a good script into a great, exciting one. After using your notes and with any luck, my 'Legend of Sweet Revenge' will give me a shot at the proverbial 'Hollywood - Brass Ring.' I'm excited. Thank you, Mark." — Frankie Carbone, screenwriter of "Legend of Sweet Revenge."
"For anyone who is looking for a professional writer and script doctor, I would highly recommend Mark. I'd say, if you are looking for a professional writer to walk that extra mile with you on your script, look no further! My script is based in India and he knew my story and the characters as well as I do. He is extremely dedicated and into his work." — Earl Reginhard, screenwriter of "Zia"
"When I came to Mark with my screenplay I was stuck. I knew that it was too long, but wasn't sure where to begin cutting. Mark's advice was exactly on the money. Not only did he steer me in the right direction to get it where it needs to be, but he also gave me the feedback that I wasn't getting by having my friends read the script. Thanks!" — Tony Jones, screenwriter of "Chuck My Life"
"Mark has been a tremendous help to me. With the advice he gave me, I was able to make my script tighter, pacier and more how I envisaged the finished version to be. Suffice to say I now have one script with a producer and another has made the quarter finals of a screenwriting contest. I attribute the speed of both successes to having followed Mark's advice. Thank you, Mark." — Hilary MacKelden, screenwriter/playwright of "Barabbas" and "Sammy"