Partners In Crime
Frequently Asked Questions
First and foremost, congrats! You’re at the beginning of a journey that will hopefully be rewarding both artistically and financially.
Embarking on your first creative project can feel like a giant mass of Big Questions – “Is my current draft ready to share?” “When is it right/wrong to change the creative to fit the budget?” “Do I want more collaborators for this, or will I lose control of the vision?”, etc. A good consultant can help order your own questions and priorities.
A Producer is there to make your thing. A Consultant is there to help you articulate your own priorities for yourself, and then lay out the steps you need to take to get there. The Producer is a project’s shepherd; a consultant is a guide. (Note: we do both, but not on the same project.)
This is a slightly tongue-in-cheek catch-all term for helping a script advance creatively, from targeted dialogue rewrites all the way up to full-scale plot overhauls. In either case, the work begins with a close read of your current script draft, followed by an in-depth conversation with you to establish what you need, and what we can provide.
We are comfortable with a wide range of budgets, from the SAG Ultra Low Agreement up through the $5M range
We have worked with some for 10 years; others for a single hour; and everything in between.
Depends on how closely we work together, for how long, and in what capacity. We do NOT require a credit to do consulting work. If our initial partnership feels like a good match, and we both wish to move forward in a producing or ongoing creative capacity, that door is available for opening by mutual agreement.
We have a range of experience in both narrative and nonfiction / documentary. Tonally, our deepest experience (and our greatest joy) is in gallows-humor ‘dramedic’ fiction, and in adapting nonfiction biographies to narrative format. In terms of media, we will work with nearly any format. We specialize in film, podcast/audio, and to a lesser extent, serialized web content and TV. But depending on the services you need, we have also worked with live event producers, documentarians, and educators.
Absolutely. We can work with just about any time zone, and we have the full range of remote tools.
Very few. We are more inclined to point you in the direction of a great post house; we have lots of talented colleagues flourishing in this space.