Dear Writer's Lifeline Inc.:
By signing and returning this agreement with my check and manuscript,
I indicate my understanding of the following terms and conditions
of our working together.
1. I will receive twenty hours of editorial services from a Writer's
Lifeline, Inc. development exec, or from a combination of editors,
execs, and story analysts under the marketing guidance of AEI.
The development services provided include: concept, structural,
character, dramatic, and style editing; rewriting suggestions;
telephone consultations; e-mail and fax communications; and other
activities related to developing my script(s) into a commercially
viable property. To get the most out of my time, Writer's Lifeline,
Inc. recommends that I prepare an agenda for my telephone consultations,
that I tape the conversations for easy reference, and that I undertake
some self-revision before submitting materials to my editor.
2. Depending on my specific needs as a writer, the development
process may include character-development work, and/or a reworking
of the outline of a story or stories until we're mutually satisfied
that the basic structure, story elements, and rise and fall of
dramatic action are both convincing and compelling. Due to the
organic nature of the writing process, I understand that Writer's
Lifeline, Inc. can't predict in advance how far I'll get, nor
can Writer's Lifeline, Inc. guarantee that twenty hours will be
sufficient time to create or complete a screenplay or treatment
that is ready for sale.
3. The fee for the twenty hours is $2500, payable to Writer's
Lifeline, Inc. I'm sending my check to:
Writer's Lifeline, Inc.
9601 Wilshire Blvd. #1202
Beverly Hills CA 90210
paying by credit card. (Click here to pay
by credit card)
I am fully committed to improving my skills through your service,
and acknowledge that fees for editorial services are not refundable.
You will notify me upon receipt of my check, and I can expect
to hear from my designated editor within 10 business days thereafter.
Meanwhile, I will be reading Ken Atchity's A Writer's Time,
in order to share a "common reference point" with my editor. I
will be sent A Writer's Time by return mail, when Writer's
Lifeline receives my check.
4. I, the author, retain all rights to my own work, whether or
not I continue to employ Writer's Lifeline, Inc. editorial services
beyond the initial twenty hours, up until such time as I may dispose
of those rights (or some part of those rights) through the sale
of my work; I understand that my Writer's Lifeline editor will
sign a quitclaim for my protection, and that all our dealings
will be in confidence.
5. I've signed and dated this letter, and am returning it with
my check to the above address. I'm sending my screenplay or treatment
and a one-page synopsis to:
Writer's Lifeline, Inc. at
9601 Wilshire Blvd. #1202
Beverly Hills CA 90210.
Writer's Lifeline, Inc. will notify me of their receipt and schedule
an initial consultation immediately.