The BuchScout Agency analyses novels, exposés, treatments and screenplays for Feature or TV films, in German, English or French. We also create concise and professional market presentations for producers, co-producers, and decision makers at media outlets (TV), distributors and film funds, in German, English or French. As professionals we support you in the development of your project, from your initial idea to your script’s final draft. During the process we never lose sight of your film’s target audience or market.
Analysing Your Script
Submitting your script to our professional Script Readers, you will receive a 2-3 page general assessment of the project´s status quo, summarizing the content, presenting the core elements (the characters, conflicts, themes and its message, etc.) as well as a summary of its strengths and weaknesses.
Evaluation Of Your Scripts Potential
We provide a precise assessment of the quality of your characters, story structure, the theme of your script or novel, and the title and dialogue. In addition you will receive a summary highlighting your script or novel’s unique selling points, and an evaluation on your project’s market potential.
If in timely fashion it is evident your screenplay or novel is not suitable for cinematic realisation, we will suspend the session and only bill you a partial fee.
For negatively judged projects we offer a phrasing of rejection.
The proper analysis of a screenplay or novel requires much more than a reader report. With a 5-8 page in-depth feedback, a Script Analysis is more elaborate and detailed.
Strength and Weakness
Characteristics and weaknesses of a project are identified, as are dramaturgical failings, BuchScout offers solutions and encourages the author to revise them where necessary.
Solutions are expressed in a most practicable and concrete way, laying out a clear working plan and way forward.
Presenting Your Script
The Buchscout Agency produces in-depth, concise and professional market presentations of your project for decision makers, such as Producers, Co-Producers, Distributors, Media Outlets (TV) , Investors and Film Funds.
• Short and Long Synopses
• Characterisation of the main characters and their constellation
• Dramaturgical cores and characteristics of the screenplay
• Assets and evaluation of the project ́s market potential
• Information on the creative team
• Visual or other supportive material, as well as visual or acoustic concept
• One scene as an example
After defining and agreeing on the current status of a project, the common goals of all involved partners will be recorded in a protocol.
After an in-depth analysis we’ll then work out a realistic time schedule to apply our dramaturgical findings in a rewrite. The rewrite will take place in several stages, according to the project ́s needs.
Our attention will focus on: Finding the suitable structure for the story; to flesh out believable conflicts and authentic, vivid characters; to create authentic dialogue, drawn from life and tailored to each individual character; to create a theme and a message that are compelling throughout; to highlight the uniqueness of the script, making it recognisable and appealing to your target audience.
Creative Working Techniques
The BuchScout Agency works with various creative techniques, such as mind mapping, clustering, brainstorming, acting improvisations, and coloured graphs to support and accelerate the writing process in a positive, productive way.
As script consultants we see our part in the development process as a coach, a sparring partner and a midwife, helping the author to hone their story, to bring out its unique and impressive cinematic qualities. To this end we question, confront and support the author in a way that lets the story’s full cinematic potential emerge. Sometimes we intervene as a “fire brigade” or trouble shooter to enhance a script ́s quality for last minute financing. Or in cases of conflicts, we help to reestablish a positive working atmosphere.