& Screenwriting for Movies & Television
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& Ghostwriters and on Call maintains ongoing relationships with many
talented and accomplished screenwriters. They have written the screenplays
for movies and TV shows that have entertained and enlightened you. Our
screenwriters have written for the full gamut of film and television productions
from weekly episodic television dramas and comedies, through the full
scope of feature films, animated works, and narration for documentary
Most recently, we have quoted
on some of this year's television pilot scripts for situation comedies
and hour-long weekly dramas. Television is just one of our strengths.
As with other professionals,
including doctors and attorneys, fees are often structured relative to
the professional's success and achievements. This is especially true regarding
professional screenwriting fees. We have skilled and highly-talented screenwriters
who will be able to script your creative programming, and create a finished
script at a basic level. Such work is always well done, and ready for
your agent or production partners to mount on set.
• Price: $70 per screenplay
When creating a major film
or television project, where financing and success could hinge on having
a well-respected, name screenwriter on your production, fees will naturally
be commensurate with the degree of industry recognition, awards, and prior
critical acclaim achieved by the screenwriter. It will be necessary to
quote you on your particular requirements.
• Price: From $500 per
It may be of interest to know of this story regarding emergency screenwriting,
on what was and is, a cinematic masterpiece:
When "The Godfather"
was being filmed, the director realized they needed a transfer of power
scene from Don Corleone to his son Michael. Marlon Brando was slated to
wrap up his scenes very shortly. Acclaimed script doctor Robert Towne
agreed to do the work and immediately flew out to New York where the movie
was being filmed. Towne worked feverishly from midnight until 4am to write
the scene, then he delivered his words to director Francis Ford Coppola,
who immediately shot the scene. When it was in the can, Brando's service
to the movie was complete, and he departed.
At the Oscars®
the following year, that very scene was played as the clip for the Best
Picture award (which it won.) What scene was it? Michael Corleone had
taken the family reins from Don Corleone. At one point, they were in the
garden talking. The senior Corleone expressed his regret about there not
having been a senator or governor from the family. Michael responded:
"We'll get there, pop. We'll get there."
You can believe he
was very well paid for his work. And the rest, as they say, is cinematic