Script Analysis

Third Draft: Script Analysis

One of the frustrations of screenwriting is that even when you’ve gone through endless re-writes and finished your script, you still don’t know if it’s any good. Do other people get the jokes? Are the scary bits scary, or dull? Are your characters quirky and interesting or just plain weird?

Third Draft is a script analysis program that answers those questions. Operating on a seven-day turnaround, I will provide you with a detailed analysis of your screenplay, and a follow-up phone call to discuss potential solutions.

A quick, easy answer to those nagging screenwriting doubts? That’s Third Draft.

Central protagonist (often a problem)
Structure – I will provide an analysis of the main structural points of the story
Beginning and Ending (key parts of a script)

For each of the problem areas I will offer concrete solutions to improve the script, then I’ll call and talk to you to be sure you understand the issues involved, and what you can do to resolve them. 

A quick, easy answer to those nagging screenwriting doubts? That’s Third Draft.

Rates vary according to:
The length of project
How much preparation you’ve already done
How quickly you need the work done

"It was an absolute delight to work with Don! Don did a fantastic job, he has a very professional attitude, he is very knowledgeable and meets deadlines.

Don's pro-activeness and suggestions for improvement were very helpful. Will certainly work with Don again in future. Many thanks,"
John E

"I have been floored thus far with Don's overall abilities. What I contracted for has been met and improved 1000 times over what I had anticipated. Heavily recommended for anyone that has already had some 3rd party assurances that they have writing talent."
Richard T

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"I have worked with Don on three scripts over the past 18 months, and I am looking forward to an ongoing working relationship.

Creatively, he is highly imaginative, capable of utilising both his own ideas and incorporating those of others to their maximum potential. Don is very hard-working - he works fast, but cares - which means that it becomes very energising for those he works with.

Tough deadlines are a challenge rather than a problem, so if time is of the essence, Don is the ideal person to have on your team."

 PR, Copenhagen

Don is by far the fastest scribe I've had the pleasure of working with. In fact, I am puzzled by how high the quality is; you would think it would suffer accordingly.


Don is always just an email away, and didn't hesitate to open up his phone lines despite us being in two different countries. Note that he insisted on picking up the bill every time, which I thought was class.


Don's educational background, with a Masters in Screenwriting, plus his global travels and experiences, all come through and result in rich, pointed prose. Highly recommended.

Rhys Trenhaile, Writer/Producer/Actor, Probity Productions Inc., Canada.