Story Consulting

with Jennine Lanouette

See your work leap forward with objective appraisal that respects the story you want to tell while also holding you to a high professional standard.

My story consultation process begins with a conversation. First I want to hear from you – What are your intentions for the story? I will reflect back to you what I’m seeing on the page. Our job is to help you manifest the unique vision in your head onto the page, so that someday it will appear as you imagined it on screen.

  • Sessions are two hours
  • Conducted on Zoom
  • Screenplay draft must be sent in pdf format
  • Emailed no later than 24 hours prior to the session

See your work leap forward with objective appraisal that respects the story you want to tell while also holding you to a high professional standard.

My story consultation process begins with a conversation. First I want to hear from you – What are your intentions for the story? I will reflect back to you what I’m seeing on the page. Our job is to help you manifest the unique vision in your head onto the page, so that someday it will appear as you imagined it on screen.

  • Sessions are two hours
  • Conducted on Zoom
  • Screenplay draft must be sent in pdf format
  • Emailed no later than 24 hours prior to the session

Initial Consultation Session

Two-hour consultation on a feature-length screenplay: $1500.

Discounted Four-Session Package

Follow-up consultations in a pre-paid package of four sessions: $5000.

Free 15-Minute Introductory Zoom Call

Need more information to help you decide? Click the button for a free 15-minute introductory Zoom call. You have the option to submit a one-page synopsis 24 hours before your call.

As a producer, I read a lot of scripts in search of a standout story. Having taken Jennine’s class, I am now better prepared to identify good craftsmanship, deeper meanings and multiple layers.
Tim Partridge
producer
I learned about the difference between art and craft. What is the craft that provides the skeleton? What is the art that gives it uniqueness? Now, when I watch a film, I automatically pose those questions.
Moitri Ghosh
director
I really loved two things: first, the insights gained from realizing how structured the movies were and, second, Jennine's amazing writing about creativity and the process of analysis in her pre-course essay "How to Analyze Films," and in her statement about how creativity and sensitivity are usually linked. Loved that.
Leilani Lumen
software engineer

About Jennine Lanouette

I am a screenwriting instructor of over 20 years with a specialty in script analysis. I have lectured at The New School and School of Visual Arts in New York and Pixar and Lucasfilm in the San Francisco Bay Area, and with the Sundance Institute online. I studied at Columbia University under Frank Daniel with additional coursework in the history of drama at NYU. Previously, I was a journalist reporting on American independent film for Filmmaker, Premiere, The Village Voice, Screen International, Sight and Sound and Ms. Magazine. You can learn more about my approach to teaching screenwriting at www.screentakes.com.

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