As private consultants and mentors, Edwards & Skerbelis have helped countless screenwriters, filmmakers, production companies, film commissions and international film organizations with their film industry needs. Utilizing their consultation and mentorship services, ESE vows to help filmmakers achieve their goals and customize any package to fit those objectives. Some of their services include:

  • Development notes
  • In-person/Skype consultations
  • Feedback on short films, features and documentaries
  • Proofreading and copyediting
  • Assessments to discern marketability of projects
  • General career advice

In addition, you can also hire Edwards & Skerbelis to serve as development executives on your project and work with you from
the beginning story stages through to final draft.

DEVELOPMENT NOTES – SCREENPLAYS

CONSULTATIONS BY THE HOUR $400.00
  (in person or on the phone about career, story ideas, scripts, etc. NOT script notes)   up to an hour  
  Each additional ½ hour   $175.00  
  (on original phone call)      
MARKETING ASSESSMENT   $475.00  
  (up to 120 page screenplay; over 120 pages is prorated, includes 1-4 pages of recommendations as to whether your project is marketable, some suggestions for improvement but mostly an assessment of whether the project is marketable, No phone/Skype conversation)      
FULL ASSESSMENT (4-6 pages of written notes)   $1,200.00  
  (up to 120 page screenplay; over 120 pages is prorated, includes a follow up Skype or Phone conversation of no more than one hour to discuss notes)      
THE DEVELOPMENT EXEC PACKAGE   $2,500.00  
  (up to 120 page screenplay; over 120 pages is prorated, includes 1 round of 5-10 pages of development notes, another read followed by 1 set of 1-5 pages of polish notes, a phone/Skype consultation of not more than one hour for each) - Get Edwards & Skerbelis as your mentors and help you ready your script for market.      
 

FILM FESTIVAL CONSULTATIONS

 
SHORT FILM CONSULT #1 (SHORT FILM, ANIMATION, DOCS)   $1000.00  
  (Films that are less than 30 minutes in length; includes watching the film and a skype call or meeting up to 1/2 hour) to discuss film, running time and strategy for which festivals to enter, and overall marketability, etc.)      
 
SHORT FILM CONSULT #2 (SHORT FILM, ANIMATION, DOCS)   $1500.00  
  (Films that are more than 30 minutes and less than 60 minutes in length; includes watching the film and a skype call or meeting up to 1/2 hour) to discuss film, running time and strategy for which festivals to enter, and overall marketability, etc.)      
 
FEaTURE FILM CONSULTATION   $3500.00  
  (Features that are more than 50 minutes and less than 120 minutes; includes watching the film and a skype call or meeting up to 1 hour to discuss the film, strategies for which festivals to enter, marketability, etc.)      
 
THE FULL FILM FESTIVAL PACKAGE   $5000.00  
  (Films up to 120 minutes (shorts included); includes watching the film, watching trailer(s), helping to devise a film festival strategy for the film; includes 2 meetings or skype calls. Stategies, notes, getting the Press kit together, organizing film's submissions, etc)      
 

MANUSCRIPTS/NOVELS

CHAPTER BY CHAPTER BREAKDOWNS OF NOVELS      
  (300 - 450 pages - a paragraph to a page of each chapter)   $2,500.00  
  (under 300 pages)   $1,750.00  
PROOFREADING, LINE EDITING - MANUSCRIPT   $1,750.00  
  (up to 300 pages; $3.00 per page after that)
(no development notes, just corrections)
     
PROOFREADING, LINE EDITING, DEVELOPMENT NOTES   $2,750.00  
  MANUSCRIPT
(up to 300 pages; $3.00 per page after that)
     

If there’s something not on here, we’re open to discussion. We want to help you succeed and can customize any package to fit your needs.

CONTACT: ESEntertainment for a customized rate plan at info@esentertainment.net.

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Testimonials

"I tried another script consultant to save a little money. It was totally not worth it and I went right back to Rona and Monika. Their notes were worth double what I paid for them. I will never go to any other consultants again. Thanks Rona and Monika!"

-- Taylor Pak, Writer/Director

"I was very impressed by the professionalism and friendly response from Ms. Edwards and Ms. Skerbelis. A few words could not describe the value of the information that they provided to me. They were very detailed in their evaluation of my screenplay and even offered tips, ideas and suggestions as to how I might change some things to make it Hollywood standard. They even introduced formatting tips to me and after later purchasing a book on Screenplay formatting, I realized how grateful I am to having had the initial exposure to them. I look forward to future projects with them and would highly recommend them to anyone that is looking for a detailed and honest but yet professional evaluation of their screenplay. Hopefully, the next book on their agenda is “Screenplay Formatting”. I would purchase it without hesitation!"

-- Angie Wells, Screenwriter

“I produced a short film that was rejected from every festival I entered.  When I saw a free seminar on "Maneuvering Film Festivals," I hoped it would give me an edge to at least get accepted to a festival.  I learned more in that hour seminar from Rona Edwards and Monika Skerbelis than I ever imagined!  I signed up for their ESE FILM WORKSHOPS ONLINE course and bought their book, "I liked It, Didn't Love It (Screenplay Development From The Inside Out)." What a wealth of information!  I followed their suggestions and got into 8 festivals, with 4 awards and recognitions. At one of the festivals, I met a producer who asked for a feature length version of my short. I knew where to go for expert consultation. Seeking Rona and Monika's consultation, I was able to get my script written, from treatment to final draft in 6 weeks and win "Best Television Movie Script" in the first festival I entered. My script is currently in pre-production. Couldn't have done it without the help of Rona Edwards & Monika Skerbelis. Thanks, ESE"

-- Diana Nile, Filmmaker

 

 

   
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