Consulting with Judy

At, Judy Hammett offers in-depth consultations (for both screenplays and manuscripts), Works In Progress, Coverage and Writing Services.

  • ON SCREENPLAYS ($250; 130 pages or less, 12 point font and normal pagination)
  • ON BOOK MANUSCRIPTS ($495 up to 250 pages double-spaced, 12 font and $2/page after that).

Services include exhaustive and copious notes reviewed in a phone consultation or summary email (macro notes only) AND written directly on the text. Feedback is comprehensive, covering everything from the creative to technical aspects of the material. The consultation is geared toward markedly strengthening the writer’s pages on all levels, on providing the writer palpable suggestions as to how the screenplay or book can be seriously improved. Thematic and overarching/macro notes are discussed on the phone or in a summary email, then the marked screenplay/manuscript is returned to the writer. (Please include enough extra money to cover the cost of having the material snail mailed back, or scanned & emailed to you, or simply send in a SASE).


Most material submitted to agencies/producers is first given to readers who do “COVERAGE” (a two-paged analysis wherein a project is summarized, rated for strengths and weaknesses and given commentary with a “thumbs up or down” type flagging).  Agents/producers read the coverage and use it to decide whether or not they want to read the scripts themselves.  Having your own coverage available to submit can help speed this process and is useful for website postings of your work.

If you feel your script is ready to be shopped, Judy is available to provide coverage ($180 for a standard format script, double-spaced, 12 font).


On occasion, clients request help in the actual writing or revising of their projects. Though Judy has no agenda to form long-term partnerships, she is open to discussing the writer’s needs on a case-by-case basis.

To arrange for any of these services with Judy, she can be reached at:

[email protected] 
[email protected]

(917) 647-8782

When you are ready to start, send your script via email (or snail mail) and a signed release (click here for the release).

If you want to pay by credit card, please click the PayPal button right below, but be sure to add $6 ($8 outside U.S.) PER SCRIPT as they charge for this service.

Checks are payable to LLC

Snail mail to:
Judy Hammett
c/o Montclair Main Post Office
POB 1356
Montclair, NJ 07042-9998.