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Testimonials

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Apr'18

‘Peter ghostwrote a script for me that I sold six months ago – a serial police procedural. He was with me the entire six month process — essentially not only guiding me to finish the tv pilot, but also teaching me how to structure and write it as we went along. (I’ve written and produced  a movie, but am new to TV.) Peter got us to the finish line. He knows more about story that I’ll ever know. I want to remain anonymous for obvious reasons — but you should know that I have contracted with him to write another pilot in the same genre. Peter knows how to do this. He’s the best, and his enthusiasm takes me forward even when I’m running on empty.’

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May'15

Testimonial 18

“Anyone can say a movie is ‘bad’ or ‘great’ but it is much more difficult to determine why a film succeeds or fails.  Peter Russell gave me the tools to analyze every aspect of a screenplay in order to successfully identify the weaknesses and strengths.  Of course, these lessons are tremendously useful for an aspiring story analyst.  But everything here would be of immeasurable value to anyone passionate about screenwriting, film criticism or just understanding why movies work.  If a screenplay is a body, Peter Russell is an anatomist.  He will teach you how to dissect a story and figure out how all the parts work together.  This is an utterly fascinating approach to understanding the mystery behind successful storytelling.   You will be a better reader, writer, watcher and maker of films after taking Peter’s class!”

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Testimonial 17

“Cecilia is a true, inspiring genius at guiding you towards shaping your story–right there in class she comes up with vivid, wonderful new plot ideas, characters, inventive situations – but always keeping the spirit and essence of your script.  She guides you where you want to go – I’ve never been in a class where my own story got more quickly and more strongly shaped, formed and helped. This class is like fantasy baseball camp, only instead of playing a sport, you actually get to write a great screenplay treatment that at the end is wonderfully original and deeply commercial.”

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Testimonial 16

“Peter not only lays out all the different structures of each of the nine Hollywood genres in a way that let me quickly improve my script, he was entertaining, charming, funny as can be, and passionate as hell doing it.  He’s a legend at UCLA and I now see why.  When you are in a three hour class, you better have a genius entertainer showing you how it all works. Watching Peter is better than watching TV – he’s sugar to help the fantastically great but sometimes difficult medicine go down.”

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Testimonial 15

“I’m an actor who’s never written a script in my life.  For the past 4 years I’ve been pregnant with an idea for a screenplay but had no idea how to tell the story.  After taking Storymaker 101, I am now in labor with my first script.  Woo-hoo!  The labor pains are gone. Cecilia and Peters passion make it so easy to write.  I’ve been telling all my writer friends who still haven’t sold a script yet, they need to come learn how to tell a story.”  😉

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Testimonial 14

“I am so thrilled to be Cecilia’s student. It has truly been the single best educational experience of my life.”

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About Peter Russell Movie&TV Script Doctor

Think of me as a writer, teacher and story consultant with over 15 years experience working with studios. From this experience, I have developed a great class list that focuses on many areas in the business. Peter Russell Script Doctor offers a large variety of classes, so be sure to check back often to see if there is an offering for you. Find Out More...

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