Endorsements for ScriptBird
Amanda has impeccable taste and she knows good writing and what it takes to make a story the best it can be. Amanda's assistance is invaluable to writers not only in terms of figuring out where their material stands in the eyes of Hollywood, but also in helping them further their mastery of the craft.
- Luke Ryan, Executive Producer, Hot Tub Time Machine
Amanda Sloane Murray has a keen eye for what works and what doesn't work in a screenplay. She understands story and character and how to strengthen both of them. She is a real asset to a writer struggling with how to bring their script to life.
- Charles Freericks, Independent TV and MOW Producer, Los Angeles
Amanda worked with our independent production company for 18 months. During this time, she essentially headed up our acquisitions department, as she was responsible for reviewing and covering dozens of scripts. We've consistently relied on Amanda's judgment and input as a consultant. One of her principal duties has been to help us take mediocre scripts and turn them into properties that agents, managers and actors would want to be involved with, and she has never let us down; we are always amazed how she can find the elements in a script that give them a commercial edge. She's worked with many writers in helping them shape their material--and now we have a dozen projects in various stages of development. Amanda's coverage is thorough, fair and insightful. We were always delighted with her synopses, and she always came up with several ways to make each script sing.
- Jaron Summers, President, Mt. Savage Productions
ScriptBird has covered several of my scripts, and I now consider Amanda's comments to be a crucial part of my education in screenwriting.
- Tim Tori, screenwriter, TRESPASSERS
I was fortunate enough to get a well known production company to read the first twenty pages of one of my scripts. They didn't call back. Next I hired ScriptBird to review it. Amanda provided coverage which pointed out several story faults and included several suggestions for improvement. I rewrote the script per her notes and resubmitted it to the same production company. They responded the next day and requested the entire script.
- Bill Byrne, writer, Portland, OR
I can't say enough how happy I was with the coverage I received from Amanda. More times than not, I would submit my scripts for coverage only to receive half-hearted feed back. That wasn't the case with Amanda's coverage. I felt like she really took the time to get into my character's heads, giving me great ideas that never even crossed my mind. Because of her help, I'm taking more meetings and inching closer and closer to fulfilling my dreams! Thanks Amanda!
- James Patrick, writer, Los Angeles
Amanda made an instant improvement to my scriptwriting style and spirit. I immediately felt I had a team member on my side. As an experienced book writer, I appreciated Amanda's skill at demonstrating to me the difference between fiction writing and screen-writing. Instead of forcing me to accept a standard set of scriptwriting services, Amanda adapted to my needs. I enjoyed working through a succession of drafts with Amanda. This process was invaluable because it facilitated a much deeper analysis than a one-off set of script notes. Because Amanda took the time to discuss the script in depth with me, she grasped the more subtle aspects of the script. This enable her to provide me with insightful direction on how to produce a professional script that enhanced rather than diminished the artistic elements that were most important to me.
- Bibi Jordan (www.bibijordan.com), writer, Los Angeles
Amanda's notes on my script were great! With concrete examples and suggestions they helped me focus on areas that needed improvement.
- C.L. Linebaugh, writer, Portland, OR
Amanda read my pilot script and her insight and suggestions were extremely helpful in helping me finding the the cuts I needed to make to streamline the story. She is also very adept at making sure her comments are positive which is very refreshing and important for a beginning writer. All in all a positive experience and one I hope to repeat in the future.
- Ellen Hughes, CEO, Expatriate Productions
Amanda Sloane Murray is the leading force in the script analyzing game. After reading her summary of my script, Amanda's suggestions brought the script to life and took the main character to another level.
- Lawrence Thomas, writer, New York City