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Dan L.

Los Angeles, CA

$60/hour

Professional Movie Producer For Film Studies and Screenwriting

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10+ Hours
5.0 average from 3 ratings

$60/Hour


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Northwestern University
Film Studies

Education

Northwestern University (Film Studies)

About Dan

I've been producing for over 20 years, and am now also teaching at USC in the Cinema Studies department. Working with students on their projects and essays is one of my areas of expertise. This is often about finding the specific goal of the assignment, refining the message the student wants to communicate and clarifying how best to do that. I enjoy helping students grow their initial ideas into fully formed assignments.

If you're a screenwriter, I'm can be particularly helpful. I've developed scripts with veteran writers and beginners, and everyone in between. My goal is always to help the writer create the best version of the screenplay they want to write. It's easy for writers to get distracted from their initial impulse as they begin to execute. Getting back to that initial impulse is often the key to finding the strongest voice for the writing, bringing characters fully to life and making the right decisions on structure.

As an active producer putting projects together in the international and US marketplace, I have a day-to-day insight into what works for the marketplace, at what budget level and for what audience. Having a perspective and insight into this from the writing stage can help a screenplay realize its potential and navigate its way into production. Writing what you want and writing something that can get made are completely compatible. You just need the right input to realize both goals. I can help guide you there.
I've been producing for over 20 years, and am now also teaching at USC in the Cinema Studies department. Working with students on their projects and essays is one of my areas of expertise. This is often about finding the specific goal of the assignment, refining the message the student wants to communicate and clarifying how best to do that. I Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90036
In-person lessons
Art:
Film

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Film

I'm an independent producer, based in Los Angeles, and working internationally. The most important aspect of producing is making sure that the screenplay you're working with is in it's best possible shape. All future activity comes from the quality of the screenplay. I attach directors, actors and financing all based on how effective the screenplay is. For over 20 years, I've been working very closely with writers in a professional capacity on their screenplays. I've worked with brand new writers, and very experienced writers. I know how to find out from the writer what they're trying to achieve, and how to actualize the best version of that. A thorough knowledge of the market place at any given time, and the principals of how drama works, are the two pillars of creating an effective and successful screenplay. The writers I've worked with are very happy with the results.

Northwestern University
Film Studies

Education

Northwestern University (Film Studies)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Dan will travel within 20 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90036.