Writers of screenplays and manuscripts are offered analysis, consultation,
editing and proofreading by Stephanie Rogers, a former literary agent and
studio development executive with a long, proven track record in guiding
writers to succeed.
When a film or publishing insider reads your material, you want their response
to be WOW!
Unlike a baseball game, when you get up to bat with your script, the competition
is so great that you only get one swing to hit a home run. Just one strike,
and you're out!
Your family and friends may think your script is terrific, and it might
be. However, they probably don't have the knowledge or keen eye of an experienced,
industry professional who has worked for decades in the film industry. Whether
you are a first-time hopeful or a seasoned, produced or published writer,
you will benefit greatly from the input of an industry insider who has a
long and winning record of working with writers to develop their material
and maximize their opportunities for success. What you need is help to hone
your project into a highly professional, well-executed, "polished-to-perfection"…
I'm here to help you hit that home run.
I earned a B.A. Degree in English Literature and a teaching credential
from Montclair University, and taught high school English. Subsequently,
I furthered my education at UCLA where I received additional academic credits
in film and creative writing.
Early in my professional career, I assisted a number of top production
and development executives at Paramount Pictures and in a short span of
time became a development executive in the television divisions of Paramount
and later Universal. Following my studio years, I founded and operated for
twenty years, Stephanie Rogers & Associates, a literary agency, representing
writers, directors and producers. In 2000, the agency was re-structured
to a management and film consulting firm. Over the years as an agent, my
clients have developed, written, directed, produced and worked on countless
theatrical, cable and television motion pictures, cable and TV series and
TV specials for which a number of them have received and been nominated
for Oscars, Emmys, Writers Guild, Image , the Humanitas, Western Spur and
I have also lectured on screenwriting, marketing of scripts and the business
end of writing for films and TV at USC Film School, UCLA, Cal State Northridge,
Moorpark College and Ventura County Writers' Association.
Please go to my web site, www.write2wow.com, for more detailed information
about my background, more testimonials and a full listing of services/fees,
Robert Syd Hopkins, aka Robert Rostand (Novelist & Screenwriter)
Novels: A dozen published titles including The Killer Elite, Riviera,
Films: LAST RUN (theatrical) and LIFELINE (TV movie)
TV series: F/X: THE SERIES and ROBOCOP (multiples) "Stephanie has been my critical eye for eighteen years now, the most
savvy story person I know. She is part critic, part teacher, part saint,
I swear. More than once, as she wades through something of mine, I feel
I have a skilled writing partner working out there to find the holes, putting
her finger on the critical faults or vagaries whether it be of character,
plot-line or theme. The big stuff, the details. Especially the details.
Always coming up with possible solutions I would never have thought of in
a year. And, aware all the while of the realities in a fast evolving marketplace."
Dallas L. Barnes (Novelist & Screenwriter)
Novels: Six international best-sellers including Badge of Honor, Deadly
Justice, City of Passion
Films: TERROR AMONG US
TV series: HUNTER, VEGAS, KOJAK, TJ HOOKER, BARETTA, and more "…In addition to being my agent, as a writer, I found Stephanie to be
an invaluable kindred spirit and as such she also became my mentor. Stephanie
often breathed an important breath and life into my writings with tactful,
experienced guidance, coupled with skilled and prudent editing, giving the
properties a savvy market edge that cut a path through the ever present
storm of competition."
Bruce Lansbury (Studio Executive, Producer & Screenwriter)
Former CBS Vice President and head of Paramount Television
Producer: MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, BUCK ROGERS, KNIGHT RIDER
Creator: THE BARBARY COAST, THE MAGICIAN, STREET HAWK
Screenwriter: I'M DANGEROUS TONIGHT (MOW), A STRANGER WAITS
TV series: MURDER, SHE WROTE (show runner), ZORRO, SWAMP THING "For over twenty years I have relied upon Stephanie's editorial acumen
prior to finalizing many of my writings. And, I have a great appreciation
for her creative instincts and advice in helping me ready my material for
the marketplace. She has a very sharp eye for enhancing character development,
pacing, continuity and dialogue and knows how to "lean down a script" to
heighten story flow and dramatic impact. She's also extremely helpful in
problem-solving and has often guided me to '"finding diamonds when seeking
Chris Enss (Book Author)
She has authored 18 published books including: The Cowboy and the Senorita,
The Young Duke: The Early Life of John Wayne, Happy Trails, Pistol Packin'
Madams, Playing for Time: The Death Row All Stars
"Stephanie Rogers' talent for editing, structure and characterization is
an invaluable service to novelists and screenwriters alike. Her instincts
for what makes a good story great are "spot on," and she shares her expertise
with an ease and charm that always inspires."
Stephen Downing (Producer & Screenwriter)
Screenwriter: TV movies ANATOMY OF A KILLING, WITHOUT WARNING, ALONE
IN THE NEON JUNGLE, MORE THAN MURDER, CRISIS IN MID AIR
TV series: Show runner, writer - MACGYVER, ROBOCOP and F/X Series
and writer of episodes - POLICE STORY, EISCHEID, NERO WOLFE, McCLAIN'S
"No one understands better how to evaluate, edit and analyze the written
word with precision and persistence than Stephanie, whether it is a story
consult or script analysis…. It matters not who you are or how golden you
think that last draft may be; Stephanie finds EVERYTHING! I am a better
writer because of Stephanie Rogers."
Howard Kazanjian (Producer & Book Author)
Producer: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, RETURN OF THE JEDI, DEMOLITION MAN,
THE ROOKIE, BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY
Emmy Winner: MAKING OF 'RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK'
Books: The Cowboy and the Senorita, The Young Duke: The Early Life of
John Wayne, Happy Trails
"For nearly thirty years Stephanie has been a wonderful professional associate,
a confidant and one of the most honest and respected agents and managers
in our business. Her exceptional talents for story, structure and character
development only add to her sense of what the industry is looking to produce,
whether it be a television or a theatrical movie. I know of no other person
with the love and dedication she puts into her work. What is paramount is
that she delivers."
Douglas Soesbe (Screenwriter & Story Analyst)
Novels: Published titles - Scream Play, Children in a Burning House
Screenwriter: TILL DAD DO US PART (MOW), BLIND TERROR (MOW),
THE WRONG WOMAN (MOW)
Story Analyst: Universal Pictures "Stephanie was of great help working with me at the basic story level
in preparing screenplays for submission. Her creative sense is impeccable,
possessing an insight into story, structure, character and internal logic
that is second to none."
For a free ten-minute initial telephone consult call: (702) 255-9999
Hours of operation: Monday - Friday, 10 am - 6 pm Pacific Time
A Sampling of Services and Fees:
Basic Plan - $600
Comprehensive script analysis, notes and proofreading on screenplays up
to 125 pages, including a one-hour phone consultation (handwritten & typed
Premium Package - $850
The Basic Plan plus consultation and notes on query letter, log-line and
Proofreading/Editing Only - $2.50/Page ($150 Minimum)
Other services available include: one-hour and half-hour teleplays, manuscripts,
treatments, rush returns, phone consultation, etc. Please tour my website
for further information and quotes.