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Would You Like to Be a Script Consultant?

With Derek Rydall, author of I Could've Written a Better Movie Than That! How to Make Six Figures as a Script Consultant Even If You're Not a Screenwriter

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You don't have to be an aspiring script consultant to enjoy Derek Rydall's book. But after listening to him, you might just decide to pursue a career helping screenwriters succeed.

The nephew of legendary film director, Don Siegel ("Dirty Harry," "Escape From Alcatraz," "Invasion Of The Body Snatchers"), Derek Rydall has been in show business most of his life. His diverse experience as an actor, screenwriter, playwright, screenplay consultant, and screenplay doctor gives him the unique ability to understand film (and stories in general) on many levels, and allow him to give his clients that extra edge that takes their screenplay to the next level: the one that sells!

He starred in several films and television shows with Tom Skerritt, Charles Bronson, Elliot Gould, Tony Roberts (of Woody Allen films), Paulie Shore, director John Turtletaub ("Phenomenon," "National Treasure"), and many others.

As a writer, screenplay consultant, and screenplay doctor, he has been on staff for Fox and Disney, developed projects for Saturn (Nicolas Cage’s company), RKO, United Artists, Miramax, Fine Line, Deepak Chopra, the creators of “Air Force One,” and “Ghost,” and has worked one-on-one with writers, producers, and executives from around the world. All together, he has sold, had optioned, or been hired to write more than 20 film and TV projects. He co-created and starred in the play “Welcome Home Soldier,” which has run for more than ten years (the longest running drama in L.A. history), toured several cities, and sponsored many vets to go to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.

As a direct result of Derek’s consulting, clients have turned their books into screenplays; secured millions in financing; made six-figure screenwriting deals and book deals; been hired to executive produce, direct, and star in their own movies; obtained major distribution; and won multiple film awards.

Derek has written two books: I Could’ve Written a Better Movie than That!: How to Make Six Figures as a Script Consultant Even if You’re Not a Screenwriter and There’s No Business Like Soul Business: A Spiritual Path to Higher Entertainment.

Interviewee: Derek Rydall
Host: Paula B.
Date: January 31, 2010
Running time:  52:38
File size:  25 megabytes
Rating: G
Derek Rydall's Web sites: DerekRydall.com ; Scriptwriter Central

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