Screenwriting Consultancy:- For screenwriters with completed or partially written scripts – benefit from a professional and experienced eye to pin point how your script could be improved.
Editor, screenwriter and experienced screenwriting teacher, Rory Kilalea, will draw attention to the ‘beats’, ‘bumps’ and structure of the script. He will advise on possible ways the script could develop into a story for film, and help finesse the character development. A writer will benefit from an experienced overview of the script including –
Rory’s honest, positive and experienced analysis has proved invaluable.
After you receive feedback, email Rory with any queries.
See Rory’s profile
Our general submission guidelines are:-
Submit your script for the Screenwriting Consultancy by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Feedback will arrive by email within a week.
(For scripts of over 25,000 words allow three weeks, over 50,000 words one month.)
After you receive feedback, you can communicate with Rory by email for queries and clarifications.
Up to 10,000 words + synopsis – €125
Up to 25,000 words + synopsis – €195
Over 26,000 words. + synopsis – €195 + €25 per additional 5,000 words
Over 100,000 words + synopsis – From €495*
*Above 100,000 words, Authors are invited to discuss the level of editorial support they require, so that a price based on total word count and editorial service level can be agreed.
For scripts of up to 25,000 words allow one week for feedback, up to 50,000 words three weeks, thereafter one month.
After you receive feedback, you can communicate with Rory by email for queries and clarifications.
Full CV: Rory Kilalea
As a producer, writer, director and educator RORY KILALEA has worked in numerous capacities within the creative industries for the past thirty five years (since 1975), including feature film, theatre, television, television, radio, animation and education. With a career that spans the globe, he has experience as a feature film production manager, television and radio director and academic lecturer .
Rory is also an accomplished writer of award winning plays, films and short stories that have been produced or published in the UK, South Africa, Ireland, Zimbabwe, Malaysia and the US. An experienced teacher and lecturer, he has taught film directing English and creative writing in numerous locations, including Goldsmith Hall,Athens, Jerusalem, Johannesburg, South Africa and the Middle East.
As a passionate campaigner, Rory had directed and written many AIDS related film projects for a variety of charitable foundations, including UNESCO, The Ford Foundation, and Johns Hopkins University (USA). He also consulted on many capacity building projects in Africa with Media For Development (Harare/USA).
He is currently working as a freelance producer, director, writer and teacher. This includes writing and producing a 28 minute animated programme against violence for the Middle East youth market, as well as completing a novel and short story anthology ‘Laughing Now’. He has recently facilitated the writers’ workshops for young Zimbabwean writers on behalf of the Zimbabwean Film Institute, and he currently lectures and mentors BA Filmmaking students at the Met Film School at Ealing Studios in London in directing, production and adapting a script to screen.
The Fish Screenwriting Consultancy has enjoyed Rory as editor since 2009.
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
BA English (HONS) Lond. (Drama / linguistics / literature)
Graduate Certificate in Education (UCL.)
Licentiate of Trinity College London (Drama / Teaching)
NACALD- Improvisational Drama for Actors ( University of San Francisco)
Certificate in Scriptwriting, (ICS)
Film and Television
Rory has directed various television programmes and documentaries for companies such as: BBC (UK), Quest (USA), Fortune Promo 7 (Bahrain/Kuwait), Filmworks (UAE). He was a second unit director on New Line Cinema’s DARK CITY (1998) and directed the location filming unit for Paul Simon’s GRACELAND concert.
He has worked on International and African feature and television productions and directed two television series for the (then) black channel for South African Television (S.A.T.V.). He was a newsreader on television in Zimbabwe and was awarded the Presenter of the Year in 1980 for his television programmes, commercials and AIDS documentaries.
He has tackled such documentary subjects as the Great Railway journeys (BBC) to the 7 star hotel in the UAE (Burj Al Arab), desalination (Bahrain) and corporates throughout the Middle, the Far East and Asia. He has also worked with the Johns Hopkins University in Tanzania / Uganda / Zimbabwe as well as UNESCO on documentaries on HIV and Sexual Health for Africa.
He has directed over 200 Advertising Commercials for local and international television stations since 1983. Shooting Products include: Coca Cola/Sprite/Land Rover Discovery/Nivea/Kuwait Airways/ Christian Aid Commercial/ Gulf Air / and Gillette. Rory has written and produced animated commercials as well, serving as creative producer on a series of short animation films for Kellogg’s, Coca Cola and pilots for animation series. Many of his commercials gained awards at the London International Advertising Festival, New York Festival and International Advertising Association.
As a producer, line producer or production manager, he has worked on over thirty feature films and television programmes based in Southern Africa, including: Yellow Card (Media For Development Trust Zimbabwe, 1999), Congo (Paramount, 1995), A Far Off Place (Disney, 1993), A World Apart (Working Title, 1988), Cry Freedom (Universal, 1987) and Jit (Film Africa, 1990). His drama- documentary film on the life of John Bradburne, a missionary working amongst leprosy patients, raised $1000000.00 for new hospitals for the patients in Zimbabwe.(Independent,Catholic Church 1984).
He has also consulted on budget and location assessments for major studios, including Warner Bros., Sony, Paramount, Fil de Broc, and Universal Studios.. In 1990, he designed a trainee scheme to develop the skills of local talent in the feature film industry within Zimbabwe.
All films and video /Television programmes have all been available or distributed in the UK and Europe.
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