Should I Hire A Script Consultant?

I am getting to the stage in my feature film, where I feel I need to really develop the script.

Part of the danger of independent filmmaking is that you are left to your own devices with no one to question you. Anyone with money can buy all the equipment, crew and cast they need - but what about the strength of their story? 

When it comes to the script, it's really important that it is as strong as it can be and for that you need a second opinion. At beginner level this may be asking friends and family for feedback. As you become more experienced, you might consider hiring someone.

I have been on the fence about paying someone for this for a while. I work freelance, I don't have spare cash flying around and I don't want to get ripped off.

I found this article by Jeanne Veillette Bowerman about script consultants and I wanted to share it with you.

I still don't know what my next move is but I am doing some research into the best options and asking myself this question: 

"If I am willing to save up and pay out a nice sum to get a teaser made to show potential investors what kind of film I'm trying to make - why am I not as willing to pay to make sure the very backbone of the film is as strong and as secure as it can be?"

Food for thought.

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