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..HOW MY LOVE OF STORY BEGAN…

 

Script Consultant

 

" I love writing.  I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions."

James Michener

 
 


"If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live,  wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster."

Isaac Asimov

 

 
 

"Writers are not just people who sit down and write.  They hazard themselves.  Every time you compose a book your composition of yourself is at stake."

E.L. Doctorow


 

 


After getting my creative writing degree and having two plays produced at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, I went to Darwin, Australia to write and direct for the television show
Women Today.

A year later, I was back in Vancouver to begin my career in the film industry starting with the 1st season of the TV series X Files. It’s been seveteen years now and I’ve worked for studios like Warner Bros., Fox Studio, Paramount, and Revolution on films such as Santa Clause 2, Freddy vs. Jason, and Like Cats and Dogs. I’ve also worked on smaller, independent films and television shows like Fetching Cody (written by a first time writer) and the New Addams Family. I’ve worked with award-winning writers like Marie Clements and I’m the in-house story consultant for On Cue Entertainment Inc.

Though credentials are important, I think what really matters is that everyday  I work beside writers, directors and producers to create stories.  Whether in production meetings or on set, I’m there wrestling with the realities of bringing the script to life. I’m there when the director and the actors are fighting with the stiffness of the dialogue and the shallowness of the characters, or when the other creative departments are having difficulty with the script because of inconsistencies and logic holes. I know what they want and I know how to solve the story problems when the script isn’t working for them.

I believe in the magic of filmmaking – but it only happens when the script is ready!


So whether you’re a professional writer who needs a fresh eye, or a new writer working through the craft and creative drive of your first story, I am ready and completely committed to using my extensive, practical knowledge to help your fully realize your story in the most irresistible and compelling way.

 

Click here to see my IMDB (Internet Movie Database) credits

 

Also, I am a …

  • Member of the Director’s Guild of Canada

  • Member of Praxis, Center for Screenwriters

  • Member of Women in Film

  • Creative Writing Mentor for the Vancouver School Board

 


 






       
 
 
 

"As my story consultant, you encouraged my creativity and at the same time you guided me to a more powerful and comprehensible story. Your script analysis taught me some invaluable writing techniques and with those techniques I can move forward and became a better writer, a better storyteller." -  Betty Bennett, Miami