At the video monitor  Being Venice  set, photograph by Matt Nettheim

At the video monitor Being Venice set, photograph by Matt Nettheim

 
 
 

With over two decades experience in analysing scripts, I have consulted on well over a thousand screenplays and productions as script editor or reader/consultant. Previous clients include Screen Australia, Screen NSW, Screen Tasmania, SBS Independent, as well as numerous independent production companies and filmmakers.

I consult across genre and narrative kind and offer guidance on the staples of dramatic and cinematic writing including: characterisation, structure, plot, theme, tone, point-of-view and audience experience. Drawing on three decades experience as a filmmaker I prefer to attune to the unique qualities of the story under consideration rather than apply a ready-made template of what a film should look and sound. I see film as art as well as entertainment.

Rates for a Single Script Consultation
 

Feature film Screenplay (90-120 pages): written notes and face-to-face meeting $1100
Short Film Screenplay (up to 15 pages): written notes and face-to-face meeting $350
Feature Treatment (up to 35 pages ): written notes and face to face meeting $600

Payment must be made in advance.
Prices are subject to screenplay length and client requirements.
My usual turn around for a one-off script consultancy is 2-3 weeks.

Please contact me here if you would like to commission a one-off written report and/or face-to-face script consultation for your short or feature film, or if you wish to discuss my more extended services as a script editor. 

Script Editor Credits
 

I script edited feature film The Rocket and AFI-nominated documentary Girl in a Mirror, working closely with each writer/director over several drafts. Both films attracted much critical acclaim and a slew of international and local awards. The Rocket was also Australia’s Official Entry for the 86th Academy Awards, Best Foreign Language Film.

 
 
 
 
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TESTIMONIALS FROM FILMMAKERS
 

‘Miro was deeply involved in the scripting process for The Rocket…Through every stage she gave precise, creative and inspiring suggestions and feedback…[She] is one of the brightest practitioners in our industry.’
- Sylvia Wilczynski (producer) and Kim Mordaunt (writer/director), The Rocket, 28 October 2012.
‘Miro was very astute in her feedback and assisted us in winnowing the material into a strong narrative arc. She was intelligent, sensitive and thoughtful and worked well with the writer/director Kathy Drayton.’
- Helen Bowden (producer) Girl in a Mirror, 29 October 2012
 

Script Consultant | Directing Mentor

 
 
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Synopsis
The hardest part about being magical is remembering to be ordinary.
Live-action and animation intersect to illustrate Agatha’s journey, for this HIVE Fund-supported half-hour film for ABC Arts. Premiered Adelaide Festival 2017.

Credits
Half-hour drama, written and directed by artist Emma Magenta
Produced by Ester Harding, See Pictures