Script Consultations

Jeff Kitchen was classically trained in playwriting technique, specializing in the work of the groundbreaking Broadway script doctor, William Thompson Price.

Writing a Great MovieJeff worked as a dramaturg in the New York theater, Playwrights Preview Productions (now Urban Stages) and taught playwriting on Broadway at the Negro Ensemble Company.

He then started teaching screenwriting and has taught for over twenty years in small high-intensity hands-on groups.

He teaches the craft of the dramatist, advanced structural technique, the core of dramatic action, script analysis, and plot construction. Jeff is a sought-after script doctor, plot construction specialist, and rewrite consultant.

He has taught his techniques to development execs from all the major Hollywood studios and they consistently say that he teaches the most advanced development tools in the industry.

He is the author of the book, Writing a Great Movie: Key Tools for Successful Screenwriting. Jeff now doing high-intensity training programs for professional scriptwriters as well as script consulting.

Jeff is available for three types of script consulting:


Jeff will read your script and evaluate it, then discuss it with you on the phone.
The cost to read and evaluate is $500, and it’s $150/hr to talk on the phone or meet in person, with a one hour minimum for the meeting. The typical consult goes 1.5 hours.


Jeff will work with you to develop and build your script, so that you get it right before you actually write your working draft. This includes work on the raw premise, character development, dilemma, crisis, decision and action, resolution, theme, core conflict, building your script backward from the ending to create tight cause and effect to separate the necessary from the unnecessary, and structuring, developing, and dramatizing the overall story, each act, each sequence, and each scene, as well as dialog and description. Jeff’s unique tools in story development help maximize the dramatic power of your story, and his innovative plot construction tools help build a script that works in any genre.
The cost is $150/hr, but if you prepay for 10 hours then it’s $100/hr.


Jeff will work with you to address the strengths and weaknesses in your script, and then find ways to amplify the strengths and correct the weaknesses prior to a rewrite. He can help you work through the rewrite process as well.
The cost is $150/hr, but if you prepay for 10 hours then it’s $100/hr.

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