Private Consults

NEED ONE ON ONE ASSISTANCE? I CAN HELP.
More than your typical consult.

Instead of just telling you what works and what doesn’t, I jump in as your temporary producer, walking you through what I think needs work, why I think that and offer a plan for revision. I’ll pitch you fixes, jokes, story ideas and even story twists. My goal is to help you get your material where you want it to be. Whether a pitch, a script or an idea, we’ll crack it, together.

Here’s what clients are saying:

    • “Not only did Ethan read my material, and take time to discuss and hash out ideas, he sent me detailed
      feedback AND coverage of my script. He gave me pointers and pitched other ideas that I could
      consider to make things pop. I cannot tell you how invaluable this is. You can tell that he’s
      passionate about being a writer and eager to help folks in this town (more please). For someone
      to give so much time and energy and be open to sharing all of the things he’s learned over the
      years is not only inspiring, but also a rare commodity.”

      -Traci

 

    • “I got a ton of constructive feedback on how to improve my characters, give them memorable
      intro’s to hook the audience and trim the fat in the script that wasn’t necessary. We went over
      his highly detailed notes, talked out some of the problems and bounced ideas back and forth on
      how to solve them. He 100% cared and I genuinely felt he was interested in my characters and
      how to improve them… His notes of detailed feedback/coverage on how to improve my script
      going forward, were in more detail than I’ve gotten from anyone else.”

      -Riley

 

    • “Ethan has in impeccable work ethic and a kind, collaborative manner. His notes were delivered
      with enthusiasm and emotional investment. He seems more like a partner than anything else,
      coming to every point with good intentions, artfully maneuvering around your walls of mental
      resistance — a must when attempting to give notes without upsetting ego, a rare and welcome
      skill. After all it’s never easy to hear critique of one’s darlings. But, if he pitched to kill my
      darlings, my darlings would die humanely, rationally, and with love. If he pitched to perform
      major/minor surgery on my darlings, instruction for next steps/healing were given with great
      optimism. He is patient, taking the time to ensure his points are well qualified and well
      understood. I’ve taken a number of writing classes through the years — from UCB, to UCLA
      Extension, and various online courses — none give you this degree of feedback.”

      -Allison

 

    • I got a private read and consultation with Ethan and it was incredibly helpful. He helped me pinpoint areas where I could go deeper into characters. He is also incredibly knowledgeable about what network execs look for and how to shape a script to get it to the point where you can start pitching your idea. He is also great to work with, his suggestions and approach is very clear and he works with what you want to do/your vision.
    • -Kate

 

Expert advice at an affordable rate.

You’ll get deep knowledge and insight for far below the market rate. Why? Because I want to share what I’ve learned and don’t think people should have to spend thousands of dollars to learn what they should have been taught in college. For just $450 USD here’s what you get:

  1. An initial 30 minute call where we discuss your material and any concerns you have with it.
  2. A read of your material where I’ll write up thoughts and pitches on what I think can help you get your material to where you want it and where it needs to be for producers and executives.
  3. An in person (or online if you aren’t in Los Angeles) 2 hour meet up for me to walk you through my thoughts and share pitches on your material. We’ll also use this time to work together to pitch on fixes for your project and discuss any other questions or issues that come up during our conversation. You’ll walk away with a great understanding of how to move forward.
  4. Finally, I’ll email you the notes and pitches we’ve discussed with the addition of anything we came up with together at the meet up so you have a record to work from.

Contact me to learn more.
To learn more, or request a consult, contact me directly at ethan@ethanbanville.com.

Payment accepted through Venmo.com or Paypal.com (additional $11 fee when paying by credit card)

Thank you.