Film and Television Script-doctoring and Adaptations of
Book to Film
Russell Martin and company offer production companies,
agents and managers, and other screenwriters the skillful development
and polishing of film treatments and screenplays. They are story people
first and foremost, and specialize in developing projects with compelling
Russell and his colleagues examine the deficits and strengths of a particular story
and improve structure, deepen character, and refine scenes, making sure the
script is compelling in every detail and that it transports the reader into
the rich experience of watching the film. They also adapt fiction and nonfiction
books and short stories to film, translating the essence and power of a story
told in print into the language of visual storytelling.
Book Development and Ghost-Writing
Russell Martin and colleagues offer developmental editing
for select nonfiction and fiction books. They are known for their
ability to identify and eliminate flaws that prevent good stories
from becoming great stories, and they attend carefully to the enveloping
structure of a book as well as its themes, voices, characters, scenes,
and pacing. They work closely with writers in preparing their book proposals
or final manuscripts for submittal to agents and editors, and also
work directly with editors and publishing houses to improve the concept
and execution of book projects.
To major ghost-writing assignments, they bring
dynamic storytelling, careful research, and the capturing of
the author's authentic voice. They have ghost-written memoirs,
novels, and nonfiction books jointly and individually, and have
collaborated as co-authors on books about a wide array of subjects
including culture, history, politics, the environment, self-actualization,
religion and spirituality, and the arts. They produce well-conceived
and compelling manuscripts on deadline, and work to strengthen
projects to help them achieve commercial and critical success.
Russell Martin and company develop
book, film and television projects through Say
Yes Quickly Productions. They also work with co-producing partners
to develop shared projects, assembling the right creative team from
early development through production, post-production, and distribution.
Say Yes Quickly Productions is based in Ojai, Calfornia, near Los Angeles, and can be reached by telephone at 805.500.5490 and by e-mail
russell [AT] SYQproductions.net.