Services for Screenwriters and Playwrights
Let’s face it, English is the lingua franca of the international art and entertainment worlds. Whether you are writing in German for an international market or pitching German-language work to international production companies, you are going to need English translations of your screenplays, treatments and exposés.
While there are a lot of competent translators out there who can provide you with an accurate translation of what you wrote, translating a webpage or an instruction manual is one thing, and translating a work of art is another. So why not have your German-language work translated into English by an internationally acclaimed, award-winning playwright with several publications and over 20 years’ experience?
Translations of screenplays, treatments and longer texts are normally done on a flat fee basis. Shorter texts are calculated at standard per-line translation rates. Let us know what you need translated, and we will happily provide you with an exact quote for the work.
Mentoring offers beginning and professional scriptwriters alike the chance to receive on-going or one-off feedback, advice and direction, whether on a specific script or on a more general basis.
If you are just getting started, when you’re ready to get your work out there, we can offer concrete advice about finding it a home. This could be through submissions to agents, theaters, festivals, play or screenwriting competitions, or even producing your own work.
Sometimes even the best of us need a little help polishing, rewriting or restructuring a screenplay. The Reader’s script doctor can read and evaluate the current draft of your screenplay, identify structural and stylistic problems, suggest solutions, and, if desired, rewrite/polish your script accordingly.
You maintain all rights in connection with your work and writing credit therefor. The Reader’s script doctor works on a strictly uncredited, totally confidential, work-for-hire basis.
Flat fees for script-doctoring are negotiable and depend on the extent of the doctoring involved. There is an initial evaluation/consulting fee of €200 for full-length screenplays.