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STORY/SCREENPLAY CONSULTING & COACHING

I offer a range of services from typical notes to longer-term mentorship. I'm also willing to help brainstorm or help you get started or just talk story just email me to let me know what you need. I am available to help with all types of stories and have worked on TV, novels, comics, audio dramas, etc. My clients range from writers just starting out to produced feature writers, staffed TV writers, and even experienced showrunners. I can tailor my approach to whatever you need. 

My most commonly requested services are listed below.

Written Notes for Features: Comprehensive written notes on structure, character, dialogue, scene execution, and format. 5-8 pages of written notes (does not include synopsis).  $450 

Zoom Notes for Features: Comprehensive verbal notes delivered in an 2-hour Zoom or phone call on structure, character, dialogue, scene execution, and format.  $400

Written & Zoom Notes for Features or 60 Min Pilots(up to 70 pages): Both a meeting and written notes.  $500

Written & Zoom Notes for Features: Both 5-8 pages of written notes (does not include synopsis) and an hour meeting to discuss your script.  $550 

Zoom Notes for Features: Comprehensive verbal notes delivered in an 2-hour Zoom or phone call on structure, character, dialogue, scene execution, and format.  $400

Written & Zoom Notes for Features or 60 Min Pilots(up to 70 pages): Both a meeting and written notes.  $400

Written Notes for 60 Min TV Pilots (Up to 70 Pages): 5-8 pages of written notes (see above). Also includes notes specific to pilots – series engine, world, script submission viability, etc.  $400

Zoom Notes for 60 Min TV Pilot (Up to 70 pages): Comprehensive verbal notes delivered in an approximately 1-hour Zoom or phone call on structure, character, dialogue, scene execution, and format. Also, includes notes specific to pilots – series engine, world, script submission viability, etc.  $300

Written & Zoom Notes for 60 Min TV Pilot (Up to 70 pages): Both a meeting and written notes.  $450

Written Notes for 30 Min TV Pilots (Up to 40 Pages): 5-8 pages of written notes (see above). Also includes notes specific to pilots – series engine, world, script submission viability, etc.  $350

Zoom Notes for 30 Min TV Pilot (Up to 40 pages): Comprehensive verbal notes delivered in an approximately 1-hour Zoom or phone call on structure, character, dialogue, scene execution, and format. It also includes notes specific to pilots – series engine, world, script submission viability, etc.  $300

Written & Zoom Notes for 30 Min TV Pilot (Up to 40 pages): Both a meeting and written notes.  $400

Beat-Sheet/Outline Review: I'll analyze your beat sheet or outline and consult with you via Zoom for up to 1 hour. Beat sheets should be 6 pages or less (additional fee for longer outlines). Cost: $250

Brainstorm and "How to Start" Meetings: I'll Zoom with you for $125 an hour. We can discuss an idea or figure out how to get through act 2 or discuss your career or next steps or anything related to your writing.

Resubmissions of revisions can deduct 25% the above prices. 

Expedited Service: To guarantee a turnaround time of 1-week from script submission. $100

COMPLETE STORY/SCREENPLAY COACHING: Logline to Script: I’ll coach you from logline to finished script. We'll set deadlines for milestones and discuss your work every step of the way. The process consists of five Zoom or phone meetings. The milestones are flexible and set by you, but typical examples are :

  • Logline/Breaking Story/Brainstorming

  • Outline/Beat-Sheet

  • Outline/Beat-Sheet Second Draft (or first half of script)

  • Full draft script

  • Script Revision

Each meeting is roughly 60 minutes. Full draft script includes marked-up script and detailed notes (along with Zoom/Call).  

Cost:  $1200 for a feature film, $1000 for a TV Pilot (70 pages or less -- hours and half-hours are the same price). I'll review additional script drafts for $250.

NOVELISTS: I do developmental edits and other work with novelists -- please email me for an estimate.

OTHER STORY/SCREENWRITER COACHING: I'm available for brainstorming, logline discussion, and other forms of script and story coaching on a case-by-case basis (hourly $125/hour) basis. If you'd just like to do a call on an idea or to break a story point or figure out where to go next, please email me to discuss scope/cost.

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TESTIMONIALS

"Working with Jamie Nash was an extraordinary experience that will have a long-lasting impact on the success of season 1 of the "Shadow Unit" TV series. His profound expertise and unique approach to storytelling brought a better-structured and more refined story to the series. Jamie's guidance in writing the pilot episode was invaluable, and our team is deeply grateful for everything we learned from collaborating with him in the process. His ability to structure compelling narratives and develop rich, complex characters has left an indelible mark on our series. It was truly an honor and privilege to have Jamie's influence on "Shadow Unit," and have him put into real-world practice everything we read in his Save The Cat Writes for TV book. Jamie's impact on our series is immeasurable and we look forward to working with him the rest of the season."  -Alissa Knight, Writer and Director of Shadow Unit

 

"Jamie Nash's development consultation to adapt my book series to a TV pilot was incredibly helpful. He made himself available once a week for months and reviewed no less than ten iterations, and had impactful observations and suggestions every time, not only on the story itself but also on the formatting of the screenplay and pitch. I have meetings pending with two agents and feel so much more confident in the quality of the adaptation, thanks to Jamie's help. Thank you!” -- John H. Cunningham, author of the bestselling Buck Reilly Adventure series.

 

"I became a fan of the Save the Cat methodology for storytelling after reading Jamie Nash's book: Save the Cat! Writes for T.V. I also was fortunate enough to attend one of his workshops. From this book and the workshop, I learned how to structure my first novel in a trilogy (Scruffy: The True Tale of An Orphan Doggy). Further, I learned how to develop characters and a "B" story. I published the first story as a hardcover book, and now think I'll write the second as a screenplay. The workbook is almost step-by-step yet not formulaic given that it requires the writer (me) to do a lot of brainstorming and analyzing of  the plot, genre, and overall theme(s) of my story. With that more clearly defined I am able to more readily put word to page and script out my story. I am grateful that someone who has deep hands-on knowledge of the craft is sharing with others."--Susan Corning, Author

“My very first screenplay placed in various competitions and made it to the top list of The Black List. I know that wouldn’t have been possible without Jamie’s coaching. He is my secret weapon on this hero’s journey. His passion for storytelling and wide range of interests makes him not just a great teacher, but also a ton of fun to work with.” – JAYDE ROSSI, actor and screenwriter.

 

“Jamie is amazing! I’ve worked with him multiple times honing beat sheets and developing treatments from scratch. And they always turn out fantastic! He’s also a blast to work with and will dig deep to home in on where your story needs adjusting. He’s the best in the game.” – KEVIN DEMBINKSKY, award-winning comedy-writer. 

 

“His insightful notes provided me the ability to conceive and execute a grounded drive for my screenplay imbuing it with depth and authenticity.
With Jamie’s guidance my script evolved into a captivating journey that I’m eager for audiences to experience. Working with Jamie was an invaluable step toward getting my draft ready to bring to the marketplace.” – REBECCA HUGHES, screenwriter (“Studio 666,”
“Cracking Up,” “Grounded For Life”)

 

“Jamie is an expert on effective storytelling with an innate ability to teach in a manner that is easily understood. His feedback is direct, yet encouraging, and my time with him has definitely made me a better writer. Over the past year I have met with multiple executives who’ve complimented my pilot script for its compelling story and structure—a direct result of the tools and feedback that Jamie provided. My most recent feature script recently made it to the final round of a major screenplay competition and I have Jamie to thank for helping me give my story the depth and nuance that it desperately needed.”- KEN ARQUELIO, pilot script chosen by PGA CREATE program, and represented by CAP Management. 

 

“I worked with Jamie on a feature-length script. I found his insight and feedback to be extremely helpful. He broke down my script, scene by scene, and talked me through his notes thoroughly. Oftentimes, I’ll get notes from people and feel more confused afterward, but this isn’t the case with Jamie. He keeps the process fun while truly caring about your work and career. I would highly recommend him to anyone and will definitely be working with him again.”  – DIA FRAMPTON, Singer, Actress, Screenwriter. 

 

“Jamie was my go-to guy for professional feedback when I was writing my first real script. When it was finally ready to start showing people, I entered it into my first-ever screenplay competition, a well-known one at that, and it made it to the semi-finals. If you're writing a screenplay and you have access to Jamie, consider yourself lucky because he will definitely help you get it to where it needs to be.” –TODD RYAN JONES, professional stuntman and actor

 

"Jamie Nash is a storyteller's therapist. He provides insight into our oversight, clarity to our confusion, and tension to our twists and turns. Talking with Jamie for ten minutes saved me ten hours of rewrites."  - JOSH BOLTON - student of the story and the process.

 

“A colleague introduced me to Jamie when I was grappling with the challenges of refining a screenplay's structure. Jamie's expertise quickly identified that the story was solid, it just needed a better framework. Participating in Jamie's Save the Cat workshop was a game-changer for me. In just a day, I transformed a mere idea into a captivating logline, and by the workshop's end, my main plot was fully fleshed out. Working with Jamie individually on my scripts has been invaluable, and I'm committed to continuing this fruitful collaboration. His insights are as good as gold.” – VIX LYTTLE, author (“Gut Feeling,” “Third Time Lucky The Honey Trap”) 

 

“I took the Save the Cat® Breaking Story class for my TV pilot and loved the group collaboration and wisdom Jamie brought to the table with his many years of experience in television writing. I had three TV Pilot ideas with me and during the class, we were able to determine which one was the best option for developing into a show. Sooooo much to learn about writing for TV vs. a feature film, and Jamie provided fantastic insight and perspective. I walked away feeling more confident about my projects.” – ARIAL BURNZ, author(“Midnight Conquest,” “Bonded By Blood”) 

"I took Jamie’s feature writing workshop. He was clear and encouraging. He broke down Save The Cat story structure in a fun and accessible way. I enjoyed the energy of his classroom and he sent us all home with visual aids and resources that I still use for my writing today!" -- Jess Mastro, screenwriter("Roadkill," "Mirror," "Silk")

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