To become a client you must be able to easily communicate through the computer and the phone for conference calls. Suzanne does not meet with any clients in person and her fees are based on these two main sources of communication. You must be able to send and receive emails in Microsoft Word documents and PDF files. Clients who cannot send emails, and who cannot work and collaborate through the phone and through email will not be considered for working projects.
To get started, you will need to send your STORY idea which should be summarized in one page or less. The document doe NOT have to be long or perfect as long as it conveys your basic story idea and main characters. If you have an ending to the story in mind, that would be helpful--but is not required. My job will be to help you compile all the missing information needed to take the idea from concept to completion. If you have concerns about sharing your idea with a stranger, than you can use a Non-Disclosure Form for writers found on the internet to protect your story idea before sharing it with me. See below.
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 by Suzanne. Each writing contract outlines what exactly is included in the writing and/or development process along with the fee. The contract also states that the client will be the sole owner of the project once it is during the writing and development process and not the the property of the hired screenwriter, Suzanne Gillis. 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.