In this video, Brad talks about indie vs. studio filmmaking at
Raleigh Studios, Hollywood.
Brad was Vice President of Storytech
Literary Consulting for 12 years, founded by Chris Vogler, author of the
best-selling story structure book, The Writer’s Journey. Brad consults
with authors and producers of books, TV and film scripts, treatments, multimedia
and other creative endeavors.
Brad formerly taught Story Analysis at the American Film Institute and worked
as head of development for film and television director Jonathan Kaplan, who
directed Jodie Foster to an Oscar in The Accused. Kaplan has also helmed
such projects as Unlawful Entry, the CBS miniseries In Cold Blood,
and the hit NBC series E.R.
Brad's consulting clients have included:
John Densmore, drummer, The Doors
Timur Bekmambetov, director/producer, Bazelevs Productions, Moscow/Hollywood,
Director, Wanted (Universal), starring Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy
The musical Pan, produced by Jim Henson's Creature Shop, London and Musical Entertainment AG, Germany, world premiere in Sydney, Australia
The executive staff at the headquarters of Home and Garden TV (HGTV), New York/Knoxville
Alfonso Corona, film director, Euforia, Mexico City
Cynthia Greenburg, TV writer-producer, Accidentally on Purpose (CBS)
Richard Edwards, Director, Pison Studio and 3DProduction, animation studios, London
Uli Meyer, producer, commercial and feature animation, London
I will read your emailed
script and make detailed notes in boldface, addressing story structure,
character and dialogue suggestions, ideas for casting, pitching and marketing
and a realistic appraisal of commercial potential. I then email back your work
and set up a time for a one-hour phone consultation, an enjoyable
“brainstorming” session in which we discuss in a broader and more creative way
solutions to dilemmas in the work.
this phone consultation, I call you if you live in the United States. Otherwise,
telephone charges are your responsibility. Foreign clients often use Skype for
free. I audiotape the phone consultation through my speakerphone and send the
audio tape to you via postal mail at my expense.
For those not wishing a
telephone consultation, additional written notes may be provided.
Half of all clients
return for additional consultation on the same or other projects.
screenplays under 125 pages.
$300.00 for a
treatment, “beat sheet” or outline, up to 15 double-spaced pages.
Fiction / Nonfiction
manuscripts up to 200 pages, double-spaced. $100.00 for each additional 100
pages or portion thereof.
For more information or
to schedule a consultation, please email your phone number, time zone and best
time to reach you to firstname.lastname@example.org.