To become a client you must be able to communicate through the email and by phone for conference calls. Suzanne does not meet in person with any clients and her fees are based on these two main sources of communication for all new projects. You must be able to send and receive documents via in Microsoft Word and/or PDF files. Clients who cannot send emails, send documents via Word or PDF files, or who cannot communicate easily through the phone will not be considered for new projects.
To get started, you will need to send your STORY SUMMARY about your idea on one page of less. Include the main story idea, the main characters, genre (if you know) and the ending (if you have one in mind.) I am currently NOT ACCEPTING any autobiographical stories at this time as they take too long to develop and execute. I also do not work on stories of abuse, neglect, graphic sex or violence, or sensationalism or exploitation of any kind. Horror movies I ALSO do NOT accept.
There are many Non-Disclosure Forms for writers to use to protect their ideas and projects that can be found on the internet. There are also some NDF samples located at the bottom of this page. The NDF only protect the project during the working stages. Once the project is completed, the client will then register the project with the Writer's Guild of America and/or the US Copywrite office in Washington, DC. Once the completed project is registered at these websites the client will be given a number which can be included on the title page of your project to show that it is protected.
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Each stage of the writing or story development process is accompanied by a separate writing contract along with a specific fee. These contracts will be emailed to the client once the project is accepted. Each writing contract outlines exactly what is included in the writing and/or development fee and process for that stage of the writing process. The contract also states that the client will be the sole owner of the project during every stage of the writing process and not the screenwriter. All fees are paid in advance and all contracts are signed and returned before any project is scheduled to begin. If you have more questions about this process, ask Suzanne.