I am retiring from script consulting and giving seminars on June 1st. I will be consulting in May and if you are interested in working with me on a script, then email me for availability and plan on sending the script in April or early in May.
During “retirement”, I am going to turn my attention to books. The new book You Talkin to Me: How to Write Great Dialogue will come out June 2. And then my next project will be doing a monthly series of ‘Seger Notes’ where I will analyze a great film, choosing films that are not only great films but great opportunities for learning more about screenwriting. These will be available online and we expect to launch this June 1st. I’ll be working with a small publisher in Taos and we expect to do 1-2 a month. I also will start working on a book that has been simmering a long time, on creativity and spirituality – a theology of creativity.
I will continue to do interviews and some speeches and book signings. I have had close to 39 years of doing this wonderful work and working with around 2500 projects, meeting thousands of writers and giving seminars in 33 countries. So I look forward to my next adventures and my next transformation.
Having worked on over 2,000 scripts and more than 100 film & television productions, Dr. Linda Seger is one of the foremost script consultants in the world. Since creating the script consultant career in 1981, Linda has spoken on screenwriting in 33 countries on all six continents. She has coached writers, directors, producers, executives and companies, in film, television, and theater. Linda’s clients range from beginners to Academy Award winners such as Peter Jackson and William Kelley.
When I arrived I had an idea. Three days later the idea had become a complete and rich outline. Linda’s warmth, guidance and insight helped me structure my story and discover the layers that made it come alive. —Sergio Umansky
Linda, Thank you for your comments/coverage! It’s so accurate it hurts:). It’s taken a few days to re-read, but you said everything I could sense but couldn’t see!! Thanks again.— Mary Robbins
What I love about working with you is how you extract what is already in the woodwork of the screenplay, and then offer ideas on what to expand and what to lessen. It’s really beautiful. — Chris Scheuerman, Writer-Director
SCRIPT CONSULTANT SERVICES AND FEES
NOTE: Linda does all the work on the script.
When you hire Linda, you get Linda !
(see below for how to submit your script)
Hourly Fee: $250
Short Films: Contact Linda and let her know
the length of the script .
Basic Consulting Services
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HOW TO SUBMIT:
TO ALL CLIENTS….
REMEMBER TO PUT YOUR NAME ON YOUR WORK
Believe it or not, we’ve been getting scripts etc. without names !?
For U.S. Clients: To submit a script or any other work to Linda, send a hard copy (without brads) in 14 point, 1.5 spaced font. Make sure to include a title page with your contact information, along with any other information that you want Linda to have, with your check.
If doing any of the more detailed services where Linda will be writing on the script, please include a stamped & self-addressed return envelope or a FedEx number, so that Linda can return your script. Otherwise, we will scan pages which have notes written on script and return via email.
If Submitting via email: Please email Linda@LindaSeger.com
Do not use DHS unless they pick up at the home in Cascade, Colorado. For North American clients, we will send back the script and a hard copy of the report.
Please let Linda know when to expect your script.
Make check out to “Linda Seger” and mail to:
4705 Hagerman Avenue
Cascade CO 80809.
Clients may pay by wire transfer (Add a $35 bank fee for wire transfers) or
By PayPal (Add 5% of total fee to cover PayPal fees. ) Account email is email@example.com.
Add $15.00 for printing fees if you want Linda to print out the script.
PLEASE NOTE Regarding “Fees” on ALL services:
Extra Pages: For scripts over 125 pages, add $5 a page.
Rush Jobs: Add $100 extra to all fees to do a rush for – one week. Contact Linda for availability. Otherwise usual turnaround is 2-3 weeks.
For International Clients: Same as above, however, when sending a script through email, send in FinalDraft, as a PDF file, or as a Word attachment. For payment via wire transfer, contact Linda for bank information. For overseas clients, we will scan pages with writing on it.
ONE-ON-ONE PERSONAL CONSULTATION IN THE COLORADO ROCKIES
Script Meetings: For writers, directors, producers, individually or with the team; COME to the Colorado Rockies to work on your script! See my post here with photos of our lovely Colorado Home in the Colorado Rockies. We’ll tighten and strengthen the structure and story, create stronger character arcs and character details, further explore the theme and images.
$1000 a day with a recommended stay of 3 to 5 days.
A typical 5-hour day schedule:
We work from 9:30 am to noon, and take a lunch break together, and then work from 1:30-4 pm. I leave my evenings free in case the client wants to have dinner together. If the client is here for 3 days or more, we try to have 1 meal at our home. We generally work in the sitting room and, if a team comes, we work in my living room.
Possible Local Accommodations:
Adobe Inn at Cascade, a distinguished 1929 adobe style bed and breakfast nestled in the pines at the base of Pike’s Peak. Contact Sheri or Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 719-684-2194 | Website: http://AdobeInnAtCascade.com
Blue Spruce Inn, a beautiful Bed and Breakfast near the foot of Pikes Peak. Contact owners, Bill and Lynda Martinex at 719-684-7795
Escape to a quiet cottage in the pines at Cascade Escapes. Contact Sandy or Bob at email@example.com or call 800-915-3633 | Website: http://www.CascadeEscapes.com
For more details on these accommodations, please call Linda Seger at 719-684-0405.
Film Your Script in the Colorado Rockies: Interested in filming your script in the Colorado Rockies? Visit http://www.filmcoloradosprings.com/
LEARN SCRIPT CONSULTING
Linda has trained script consultants in New Zealand, Scandinavia, Germany, Austria and Italy, giving 1-3 week Master Classes in these countries. She has also had some individual training classes in the United States. It is recommended that those who are interested, work for 5-10 days in Colorado with Linda. Contact her for details.
INFORMATION ON MY CAREER CONSULTANT
Judith Claire Counseling: Since 1978, Judith Claire has specialized in helping members of the entertainment industry, creative thinkers and spiritually-motivated professionals achieve their goals. Judith is my career consultant and helped me create my career. She is brilliant!