CONSULTING

WHAT I CAN

DO FOR

YOU

WHAT I CAN DO FOR YOU

SCREENPLAYS

Have you always wanted to understand how to structure a feature length narrative?

Do you have a first draft (at least 90 pages of a screenplay) that you need feedback on before you revise it?

Do you have a script you need one more set of eyes on before you get it to an agent or producer or produce it yourself?

TELEPLAYS

Do you want to learn the fundamentals of creating and structuring an original pilot for network or cable?

Do you need feedback on a spec script of an existing show?

FICTION AND NON-FICTION

Do you have an idea for a book but have no idea how you might structure or execute it?

Do you have a draft of a manuscript you need feedback on?

FEES

Once we have discussed your goals and your material– we will agree on an appropriate cost.

TESTIMONIALS

“When I was pushing towards the finish of May We Be Forgiven–I hired Syd. She has a wonderful mind to bounce things off of.”

A.M. Homes, Novelist/Screenwriter

“I can’t begin to imagine my career without Syd Sidner. Without her help I would never have written both the novel, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, and the subsequent film.”

Peter Hedges, Writer/Director

“Syd is an exquisite teacher. She guides with remarkable respect and sensitivity to her students’ aesthetic and style, while also identifying the vital building blocks of a solid script. I can’t imagine a better teacher than Syd in guiding how to write a strong and viable screenplay.”

Rachel Dickstein, Award-winning director, writer and producer, Artistic Director of Ripe Time.

“I cannot recommend Syd more, she is a gifted screenwriter and filmmaker and has helped me so much with past scripts.”

Paul Rachman, Co-founder Slamdance Film Festival

“Syd is the best! Feeling stuck, I contacted her, needing help with an original pilot. She was amazing: smart, kind, and filled with ideas. I could, finally, see what to do, and how to do it. I recommend Syd Sidner to anyone working on any kind of writing. I know I will call on her again. And again. Can I call her now? Syd? Are you home?”

Jacquelyn Reingold, Currently Co-Executive Producer/Writer on The Good Fight, other shows: Braindead, Grace and Frankie, Smash, In Treatment & currently writing a pilot for John Wells Prods.

“When I was pushing towards the finish of May We Be Forgiven–I hired Syd. She has a wonderful mind to bounce things off of.”

A.M. Homes, Novelist/Screenwriter

“I can’t begin to imagine my career without Syd Sidner. Without her help I would never have written both the novel, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, and the subsequent film.”

Peter Hedges, Writer/Director

“Syd is an exquisite teacher. She guides with remarkable respect and sensitivity to her students’ aesthetic and style, while also identifying the vital building blocks of a solid script. I can’t imagine a better teacher than Syd in guiding how to write a strong and viable screenplay.”

Rachel Dickstein, Award-winning director, writer and producer, Artistic Director of Ripe Time.

“I cannot recommend Syd more, she is a gifted screenwriter and filmmaker and has helped me so much with past scripts.”

Paul Rachman, Co-founder Slamdance Film Festival

“Syd is the best! Feeling stuck, I contacted her, needing help with an original pilot. She was amazing: smart, kind, and filled with ideas. I could, finally, see what to do, and how to do it. I recommend Syd Sidner to anyone working on any kind of writing. I know I will call on her again. And again. Can I call her now? Syd? Are you home?”

Jacquelyn Reingold, Currently Co-Executive Producer/Writer on The Good Fight, other shows: Braindead, Grace and Frankie, Smash, In Treatment & currently writing a pilot for John Wells Prods.

“Syd asked questions about my script that I was too afraid to ask myself, and led me to answers I never thought I’d find. I felt she was as invested as I was in making the pages successful. She helped me to see value in the choices I’d made and the deep down reasons I’d made them.”

Alexandra Hoopes, Former NYU TV writing student, Assistant Editor at Little, Brown and Company.