Script Ninja Writing Program
Empowering Asian American Screenwriters
Unleash Your Story, Unleash Your Potential
Script Ninja is more than just a writing program. It's a platform dedicated to empowering Asian American screenwriters and championing the richness and diversity of your stories. Whether you're a seasoned writer seeking to hone your craft, or a budding storyteller with a compelling narrative in mind, we're here to guide you on your path to success.
Pioneering Screenwriting for the 21st Century
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Services Tailored to Your Story
Our suite of services is carefully curated to meet your individual needs. From actionable notes on your screenplay to strategic advice on getting your script in front of the right people, we’re here to unlock your potential and amplify your voice.
1-Page Coverage ($75):
Get expert feedback on a single page of your script to understand our approach and insights.
Full Script annotations ($200):
Receive detailed, actionable notes on your entire screenplay or pilot, helping you to refine and improve it.
Script Review & Phone Consultation ($350):
After a full read-through, we’ll spend an hour on the phone with you, explaining our notes and answering your questions.
Cultivate Your Craft, Realize Your Vision
Are you struggling to translate your brilliant idea to paper? Our program empowers you to overcome creative blocks, establish a productive writing process, and complete your draft with clarity and confidence. We are committed to helping you tell the story you want, the way you want.
An Authentic Asian American Perspective
As the only Asian American Film School offering this service, we bring an unrivaled perspective. Our program is steeped in the richness of the Asian American experience, and we're proud to champion your authentic voice. We celebrate your unique cultural heritage and are excited to help you share your story with the world.
A Committed Partner on Your Journey
Our comprehensive program includes one-on-one coaching, manageable assignments, annotated pages, and a step-by-step screenwriting workbook. We believe in the power of your story and are dedicated to helping you craft it with precision, sensitivity, and authenticity.
Become a Story Sensei
By becoming an expert about the community you represent, the stories become easier to write and enriched with depth that only you can bring to the story.
Are you ready to take your screenwriting to the next level? Our Sensei Strategy booklet is packed with valuable insights and expert advice to help you succeed. From navigating signing with a manager to understanding the industry from features to television, our booklet can open your perspective. Sign up now to receive your free copy
How we Help you
Weekly 1 hour session going through lessons and feedback.
Weekly deadlines to strengthen your skills and speed.
Grammar, clarity, efficiency, and cultural sensitivity.
A step-by-step screenwriting workbook for future projects.
Why Strong Asian Lead?
Too often, the nuances of race and culture are overlooked in storytelling. We understand that your heritage and culture are vital to creating characters that resonate with audiences. We strive to ask the deeper questions, to delve into the richness of your experience, and to champion your unique voice. We can't wait to help bring your story to life.
Join us at Script Samurai and start your journey towards Hollywood today. Let's tell your story together.
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WHO IS THIS FOR?
Our Script Ninja coaching is meticulously designed to assist aspiring and established screenwriters on their journey to success. It might be the perfect fit if you:
Are committed to improving your writing.
Our program is perfect for those willing to put in the effort and dedication to better their craft and take their writing to the next level.
Are patient and understand that mastery takes time.
If you understand that writing is a craft that takes time to develop and are willing to embark on this journey with us, our program could be a great fit.
Appreciate personalized and tailored approaches.
We offer coaching customized to your unique needs and goals. If you value this individualized approach, our program could be just what you're looking for.
Are open to constructive criticism.
Our coaches provide expert feedback aimed at improving your writing. If you're willing to receive and implement this feedback, our program might be perfect for you.
Are willing to invest in your career.
Our coaches are professionals who deserve fair compensation for their time and expertise. If you see this as a worthy investment for your career growth, our program could be an excellent choice.
Are ready to experiment and take risks.
Great writing often demands stepping out of your comfort zone. If you're open to pushing boundaries and trying new things, our program could be just right for you.
Are respectful of deadlines.
Deadlines are a crucial part of professional writing. If you can manage your time well and honor deadlines, our program might be a great fit.
Are interested in understanding industry expectations.
Our program is designed to make your scripts align with industry standards. If you're keen to meet these expectations, our program could be an excellent choice.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What kind of feedback can I expect to receive on my script?
- A: Our notes depend on the level of coverage you select. Base level offers a 1-page thought sheet, while our premium service includes a detailed page-by-page analysis, suggestions for improvement, and a 1-1.5 hour Zoom call to discuss. We offer flexible, à la carte services to suit your specific needs.
Q: What is your approach to giving feedback and notes?
- A: My approach is straightforward, focusing on actionable steps to enhance your script. My feedback targets the way your story is written rather than the story itself, and I aim to give you insight into current industry trends.
Q: How detailed will the feedback on my script be?
- A: My feedback can be highly detailed, with emphasis on improving the structural and grammatical aspects of your screenplay. The level of detail depends on the service you choose.
Q: Can I get feedback at different stages of writing my script?
- A: Yes, feedback is available at all stages of writing. We cater to both new writers and seasoned writers seeking representation.
Q: How many rounds of feedback and revision are included in your service?
- A: Each service includes one round of notes, with the option to purchase additional rounds. The Blank Page to First Draft service is an exception, including continual rounds as we develop your story each week.
Q: What is your process for helping write a screenplay from scratch?
- A: Our process involves refining your ideas into a detailed script. We'll dissect your concept, identify missing pieces, and guide you in stretching your idea into a fully formed 60-90 page script.
Q: Do you offer brainstorming sessions to help develop ideas into a screenplay?
- A: Yes, we offer one-hour Zoom brainstorming sessions to help you decide which story to pursue next.
Q: Will you provide guidance on structure, character development, and dialogue?
- A: Yes, we provide guidance on structure, character development, dialogue, and outlining, but only as part of our Blank Page program.
Q: How does co-writing work if I need help to write my screenplay?
- A: This service is coaching, not co-writing. We don't take a percentage or own rights to your story, we're here to help you improve. When you succeed, we simply ask for referrals.
Q: Do you assist with format and industry standards for screenplays?
- A: Absolutely, our platform is designed to assist with screenplay formatting and industry standards.
Q: How much input and control will I have if we write a screenplay together?
- A: You maintain all input and control, but expect unfiltered, experienced-based suggestions from us.
Q: Can you help me understand industry expectations and standards for a professional screenplay?
- A: Yes, we offer phone consultations to answer questions and provide actionable improvement steps.
Q: If I want to rewrite my script after receiving feedback, do you provide assistance?
- A: We provide feedback and you handle the rewrite. For subsequent rounds of feedback, you can purchase additional services.
Q: How do you handle deadlines and turnaround times?
- A: We set deadlines together, but the onus is on you to meet them. This helps prepare you for professional deadlines in the industry.
Q: Can you help prepare a script for pitching and submission to agents or competitions?
- A: Yes, we provide pitch preparation services and can advise you on attracting managerial attention.
Q: What qualifications do you have as a script consultant or coach?
- A: I have almost a decade of scriptwriting experience, have received various accolades, and am ranked in the top 6% of Coverfly scripts to read. As an Asian American, I am passionate about helping fellow Asian Americans succeed in the industry and advocate for Asian representation.
Q: What are your rates for script feedback services and for writing a screenplay from scratch?
- A: Our rates vary from $75 to $500 for coverage, and our Blank Page to First Draft service costs $1500. We believe in providing value for your money through dedicated, personalized service.
Q: Do you offer ongoing support or mentorship as part of your services?
- A: For ongoing support, you can purchase additional services. We strive to be a helpful resource even after service completion, offering answers to your questions and making referrals when necessary. Those who use our full-service program have priority when it comes to pitching opportunities.
Fast-Track Your Screenwriting Career with Expert Guidance
Breaking into the film industry can be a challenge. Let us help you craft a screenplay that stands out. From flushing out an idea to finalizing it on the page, we're here to help you take control over your career path and achieve your goals.Book a Consultation