THE GREEK ADAPTATION OF "MODERN FAMILY" was the first show I developed solely as a script doctor, for its first season. A “Script Doctor” and Development Executive, to explain plainly, adapts your Film/TV idea and makes it work for large audiences, from pacing its rhythm and from keeping the audience’s interest alive from start to finish. Consistency, plot built-up, accuracy of references, realistic characters, or idealized characters as was "Lakis the Sweetheart." A show that I still am very proud of having developed, despite the cruel criticism against nowadays "sweetheart characters" for not being based on reality. Thankfully, the 37% share average in ratings, shows that many did find him believable+likeable…
If you have a great idea for a Film/TV show that you’re very excited about and you want it to run like a stream with a professional outlook, you’ve come to the right person! Especially if you live in Athens-Greece where I reside. All Greek or English speaking creators are more than welcome to contact me professionally, but I will be honest, I do choose the projects I'm working on, with the criterion of how much sense your script makes, and its probability to actually get produced. They have to "say something" and not create drama and mass killings out of nothing. If you're unsure whether your script is ready to be seen, read it once more as if it's read from someone who doesn't know anything about it, you, the story, or the script, or the story you want to share in general. The good script must be self-dependent, containing everything you wish to express. It must include the core, all the reasons that your story excites you.
I respond to all proposals and the first meeting is without any charge. Prices vary according to how close to being produced your script is, and there’s a much lower price for shows which aren’t green lit from a Network or don’t find the funds to produce it. Contact me at: Acontact@filippos.com and I will reply to your e-mail within 48h upon receiving. If the script is written from a professional it would take me up to two weeks to read and progress your project. Past experience shows that I also come with ideas for the good scripts. Here’s is my projects list from IMDB.
I love comedies and family comedies are my specialization, as is all kind of teen related projects. The shows I developed had an average TV rating of 50% share to all audience under 25 years old, the reason being that teen-life fascinates me. "The time of becoming." "All the reasons to love, all the reasons to hate."
IN CHOOSING THE RIGHT SCRIPT DOCTOR try to pick one who adopts your idea and understands your script's emotional "coming from." Someone who will work on making it widely understood and shine, from highlighting your own special voice. Structure may be very important to scripts, but the ideas shared are what makes the project stand out. Technicalities are the icing.
In TV I’ve learnt to respect the audience’s mind on always picking the most interesting show per time slot. "The audience knows"- there’re always reasons for a show’s success, which us professionals should pin-point, and not succumb to the stereotype that only Trash-TV sells; because this kind of statements come mostly from creators who created projects which the audience couldn’t relate to. We in arts & spectacles get to live in our own world for a living! We can even create it. It's called Films and TV and it starts with a great script. :) Let's have fun creating!
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