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Thank you. I really appreciate the guidance and direction Robert’s notes have given me. I’ve learnt so much and think my play is almost at a point where I would feel confident to send it out into the world and see what happens!
The last in-depth notes are great; there is still lots of work to be done, but I can see the light now at the end of that very long tunnel! Sasha
I think by far Master Raconteur has been the most positive script consultancy regarding my work. The feedback I got has emboldened me to continue and I will be sending my radio script to producers in the next week or so. Many, many thanks to you and the staff there!
[And please feel free to quote the above as feedback in any medium! Rossa
SCRIPT REPORTS WHY?
Aspiring Writers often forget that if you have a play or TV script commissioned that you get to work with a team of people who give you notes and advice to make your script better. Working on your own, you don’t get notes and advice and yet theatres and commissioners expect you to just produce a spec script that is just as good if not better than the scripts they already have. Hence Master Raconteur.
Why Ours Work?
Alongside your report you also get your script back annotated throughout by your assigned script editor this highlights specific areas, lines and scenes, pointing out what is working and what isn't. This is how working writers often receive notes. Going into such detail enables professional script editors move scripts forward. We have all received generalised reports from unnamed people who have obviously not read the script. More than anything our aim is to point you in the right direction, enabling you as the writer to develop your own critical and analytical skills.
If you have a script that needs polishing. If you have a half finished script. If you're worried that you are on the wrong track we will give you constructive helpful script feedback from industry professionals. Our experienced playwrights, film makers, script editors, screen writers, comedy writers and directors are here to help. So whether it's a SCI FI, Musical, Horror or a Rock Goth Opera please get in touch.
Who We Are
One day a writer and actor who had been in the business for a long time thought about setting up a production company. They considered that if they climbed a tall building and threw stones that they would definitely hit someone who owned a production company, possibly several. So, they concluded that another production company is not what the business needs. The actor reflected upon how many times they had read a good script which was a draft away or three drafts away from being a great script? The writer reflected that a good script editor or dramaturg is a rare and beautiful thing to be treasured like gold. Master Raconteur was born.
Our philosophy is quite simple. We want to offer a script consultancy service at a reasonable price because we think that writers are important. We want to offer the service from industry professionals, not anonymous readers who haven't managed to break through themselves or academics who have read lots of books on screenwriting and writing for the stage. Yes, we know that being active in the industry doesn't guarantee that you'll be a good script consultant but it's a start.
People we have worked with
The challenge of screen writing is to say much in little and then take half of that little out and still preserve an effect of leisure and natural movement - Raymond Chandler