Whether you need our screenwriters to write a screenplay for your movie, feature film, TV show, short film, or something else, we can help. Before we write your screenplay, we will need to fully develop the characters and thoroughly plot and plan it. For longer works (movies, feature films, and TV shows), this requires ordering or having a professional film treatment. If you’re ordering a skit or short film, we will include the planning in the screenplay costs.
Movie and Feature Film Screenplay Writing
The vast majority of feature film and movie scripts are 90 to 120 pages long. Each page is roughly equivalent to one minute of screen time. As such, they are usually an hour and a half to two hours long. Most such screenplays are also organized in three acts. The first act is approximately 25-percent of the entire screenplay. The second act is about 50-percent of the screenplay and the mid-point of the second act also brings us to the mid-point of the entire story. As such, we can view the second act as two separate parts. The third act contains the final quarter of the story.
Movie and Feature Film Screenplay Installments and Revisions
Although movie and feature film script are structured in three acts, the second act is twice as long as the first and third act. As a result, there are four main parts. This works well for installments. You can order your screenplay in four installments. We will send the first quarter for your approval. Read it over and let us know any questions or comments you might have. If you need any revisions, we will make the revisions at no additional cost. When you’re satisfied with the first act, you can order the next 25 percent of the screenplay and repeat this process until the entire script is complete.
Feature Film and Movie Script Prices
Excluding the planning phase (treatment writing), a 90 to 120-minute movie or feature film script is a total of $7000. You can order in four installments of $1750. Rather than being obsessed about the exact page count, we will write whatever length works best with the story and it will fall within this range unless you request otherwise. If you need more than 120 pages, it is $7000 plus $80 per page over 120 pages.
TV Script Writing
If we wrote your TV script treatment or you already have the treatment, we can write the script. Like movies, each page is about one minute of screen time. TV shows are usually a half hour or hour long. Several online TV shows do not have commercials. As such, they tend to be 30 to 60 pages long. TV shows that do have commercials are a bit shorter. For instance, with commercials a half hour show is actually only about 23 to 25 minutes / pages long. An hour show is only about 45 minutes / pages long.
TV Script Installments and Revisions
You can order your half hour TV script in two installments. You can order an hour TV show in four installments. After you receive the first installment, simply read it over and let us know your feedback. If you need anything revised, we will make the revisions at no additional cost. When you’re happy with the first installment, just order the next installment and we will repeat the process.
TV Script Prices
A half hour show that will have commercials will be 21 to 25 pages long. It is $1600. You can order in two installments of $800 each. A 30-minute TV script (no commercials) is an even $2000. It is payable in two installments of $1000 each.
An hour show that has commercials will be 41 to 48 pages long. You can order this for $3200. It is payable in four installments of $800 each. A 60-minute TV show (no commercials) is an even $4000. It is payable in four installments of $1000 each.
Short Film Script Writing
Short film scripts are $80 per page.
If you’re ordering a comedy skit like those on Saturday Night Live or YouTube, we can write it for $80 per page / minute of screen time.