From Ari Grabb, filmmaker/animator: "Michael is a fantastic writer who knows how to meet you where you're at. He helped me find the kernels of truth in my story, which I wasn't even fully aware of. Just chatting with him about story is a fun, motivating use of your time. I'll be coming to him with future scripts for sure." Thanks for taking a shot on Klugula Screenplay Consulting, Ari! Looking forward to working together again!
From one of last year's screenwriting WINNERS @ the 10th Anniversary season of FilmQuest, collecting on one of his prizes (coverage from KSC -- an Official Sponsor for FilmQuest). Here are a few words from writer/director, Kent Green:
"My short script needed a fresh pair of eyes and some useful guidance. I was too close to the material, and it was getting difficult to tell what was working and what wasn’t, as well as what was essential and what was superfluous. Michael read my script and gave me detailed notes that ranged from simple grammar fixes to questions and insights about the overall themes and atmosphere of the entire story.
Besides the wonderful notes, we also had an hour-long phone call. He didn’t come off like he had the answer to everything in my script, more that he wanted me to. And if I didn’t, he’d take the time to tease out the question until I did. We explored some new ideas and possibilities that could help strengthen the storytelling, but he always allowed me to find my way to them, even if he was giving me clues and suggestions on how to get there."
Thank you for the kind words, Kent! And best of luck as you continue your writing journey!
From Harker Jones, screenwriter and novelist.
"Michael Klug does a deep dive, focusing line-by-line on typos, grammatical errors, thematic inconsistencies and character arcs. When you need an informed, insightful and objective eye on your screenplay, he’s the go-to guy!"
Harker came to KSC via his 1ST PLACE WIN @ the 5th Annual We Make Movies Int'l Film Festival Short Screenplay Competition. One of the prizes for his win was a package from KSC! Thank you for the kind words, Harker! Happy writing!
So very thrilled to announce that Klugula Screenplay Consulting will be an Official Sponsor for the 10th anniversary season of FilmQuest! Artwork shown will be on the postcards distributed @ the festival (in just over three weeks). KSC will be offering up prize packages for some of the writing winners! Michael Klug has been involved with FilmQuest in some capacity, since their second year. Stay tuned for more info!
Celebrating 4 years of Klugula Screenplay Consulting! And there are 4 TASTE TEST FREEBIES up for grabs! They're available until our actual anniversary date, 6.13.23., so grab 'em now! The first 10 pages of your feature script will get the usual notes/feedback/editing -- to include character development, plotting and more!
"I consider myself a storyteller not a filmmaker. However, I tell my stories through film and I get overwhelmed with the process of converting my stories into an industry-standard screenplay structure. I can write dialogue and direction, but when I work with a crew and actors I do not know personally, I’ve always felt like an outsider because my screenplays are not in a standard format.
I have many friends who are also writers and we share each other’s work for feedback. It is too much to ask them to correct my spelling, grammar and my self-taught screenplay structure issues. So after reaching out to fellow filmmakers about my situation, Michael Klug’s name came up several times.
Michael’s service was exactly what I was looking for. He is able to easily correct my script structure issues and further, when he gives me his page-by-page analysis, he explains those corrections. I find that both helpful and informative. Many people in this field promise to give page-by-page feedback but still leave you wondering where to go next. Michael explains everything you may want to change and why.
At the end of the process, I had the confidence to send my screenplay out to people I do not know personally. That has been a huge boost for my professional filmmaking goals. I have always been confident in my story-telling, character development and world building. The anxiety about my scripts being passed over because I did not format them properly and therefore they were not taken seriously, was resolved after one session with Michael.
That has been a game changer for me. I’m extremely grateful to Michael Klug and his wonderful service."
~ Anthony Ferraro, Writer/Director
Thanks for taking a shot on KSC for your script needs, Anthony!
To have a seasoned and award-winning writer (with fifteen features under his belt) giving notes on your screenplay would be reason enough to hire Michael as a script consultant. But working with him goes so much further than that. His experience as a film critic, his genuine love for movies, as well as an incredible talent and work ethic, make his input and feedback invaluable. Sure, he will find errors, whether egregious or subtle and offer creative solutions. But beyond this, his ideas and insights elevate even the polished screenplay (the would be "final draft"), finding moments which will heighten drama, ways to further develop already intriguing characters, and little nuances that will separate your script from the stack. And he does all of this with a delicate brush, allowing the writer to maintain their own identity and creative vision.
Daniel Alexander | Actor & Screenwriter
As an actor who took up screenwriting (in part out of necessity), Michael's incredibly insightful notes have helped me see that I do have potential to excel in this lane of the entertainment business, while still having much to learn. Michael is a genuine person who loves cinema and that's the kind of person you want delving into the precious world you have created. He is firm, but fair, and wants only the best for your script. He provides straightforward, thorough, and thought-provoking critiques. His encouragement is as helpful as his dissection of every page, beat, and theme. To my delight (and possibly to Michael's dismay), I will return many times over for his expertise. I strongly implore anyone in need of a fresh pair of eyes and an open and honest mind to review their work - to Klugula Screenplay Consulting you must go!
Candis Phlegm: Actor / Screenwriter
I'm always so grateful to folks who have used my services -- when they take a moment to pen a "wee testimonial" (thank you to Jurassic Park's John Hammond)... and today's kindness is no exception! Thank you to Ms. Katherine LaVictoire -- for trusting me with your script and letting KSC be a part of your screenwriting journey. And with no further delay, here are her very kind words:
"Wow, what a resource! If you’re looking for detailed, helpful, honest (but supportive!) feedback for your screenplay, this is it. I’m still pretty new at this, and made a lot of formatting mistakes on my first feature screenplay, and Michael keyed in very quickly to what parts I was not understanding. He was able to explain what I was doing wrong and point out enough examples throughout the script that I actually learned the lesson! He taught me! Even though I can now write a flawless script (j/k, he’s not a wizard), I would be a fool to not use his services when I get to the top of the next screenwriting mountain. Formatting/general copywriting aside, he was able to make suggestions that strengthened my story, and which clarified and deepened my character choices. He expertly excavates a thousand tiny details to improve both the story and the way the screenplay itself will read. His perspective is communicated in an honest but gentle way that made me excited to tackle these incredibly productive re-writes. I cannot recommend Michael highly enough."
I've just completed my 15th feature spec screenplay! And that means I'm offering some savings to all of my KSC clients! 15% off of ALL SERVICES for 15 days only! The sale ends on Wednesday, April 13th at midnight. Check out the packages available, and let's get to work! Help me celebrate!
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