STORY CONSULTATIONS BY TOM SCHLESINGER
My purpose as a writer-consultant is to collaborate on screen stories that make a difference. I’ve just written two feature films that are transformational stories and now it’s time for a new adventure: co-producing them.
During this time, I’ll be booking story consultations again. Whether you’re working alone or as part of a creative team, the key to successful story development is to create a roadmap for your next draft, or the next edit of your film.
In our sessions you will:
- Realize the power of clear, logical storylines with complex characters.
- Forge your structure based on the order the audience learns and feels things.
- Connect emotionally to your audience through primary relationship arcs.
- Capture the creative blueprint of your project in your Storytellers Playbook.
- Reveal exposition and back-story without slowing down dramatic momentum
- Utilize the power of Dilemma as the Creative Core of your Story
- Shape the Palette of Tones and the appropriate Point of View
- Find the deeper story within your original concept and intentions.
- Gain storytelling strategies to apply to all of your projects.
Feel free to reach out for a free 20 minute story consultation so I can learn about your projects at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Tom has a keen sense of the “big picture.” His insight allowed us to envision structure and effective character arcs in the early stages of development — important assets in creating a great screenplay.Ashwin Rajan
Tom has the amazing ability to guide writers to a place of enhanced creativity.Michael Lehmann
Tom has a very unique approach to story and I’m extremely grateful to have had his guidance.Jennifer Arnold
Attending Tom’s workshop was a creative turning point for me as a documentary filmmaker.Nimisha Mukerji
I think I learned more about storytelling from Tom at the workshop than I learned in my last 10 years stumbling through my career.Scott Gracheff
Tom helped me focus on possibilities instead of limitations. His qualities as a guide cannot be valued enough, not to mention that he is a great guy, and tremendous fun to work with!Reto Caffi
I would HIGHLY recommend Tom to anyone involved in visual storytelling.Stephen Philipson
The first thing I did when I began writing was to pick up the phone and call Tom. I can’t think of a more insightful and inspiring “wing man”. He truly guides me to do my best work.Daniel Stamm
Tom is a master in working with dichotomies: logic and emotion, brain and heart, body and soul… my characters came alive as we found the optimal structure for my script.Gustav Deutsch
Collaborating with Tom has been absolutely essential for me and, aside from his sheer intellectual input, so much fun!Doris Doerrie
Tom’s extraordinary guidance on my scripts for “Nowhere in Africa” and “Beyond Silence” enriched my award-winning films immensely.Caroline Link
Tom is the best: full stop!Daniel Speck
Tom’s wisdom, inspiration, and deep understanding of character and story continue to guide me on each screenwriting journey.Pamela Gray
Working with Tom Schlesinger is worth its weight in gold!Paul Saltzman