Script Consultant

Script Consultant

You have a script you love, but you only get one chance to make that first impression.

Before you send your pet project out into the world, our expert in-house script consultants can read it, give you notes to make it better, and help you with some tips on how you can best take it to market.

The industry is fiercely competitive and developing any length of script is a highly demanding task, one which requires a strong partnership between a writer and script editor. 

The right person does all it takes to ensure you have an impressive and compelling script. They can help you take your work – and maybe your career – to the next level.

Click on the tabs below to find out more about our professional script consultants Danny West, Kiren Dhadwal, and James Gillam-Smith.

  • Danny West
  • Kiren Dhadwal
  • James Gillam-smith


Because of the success of this service, we've had to get more people involved!

I'm delighted to introduce you to our third script consultant:

James Gillam-Smith is a very experienced BBC senior script editor, who has a wealth of experience across a great diversity of modern British TV shows. He is calm, supportive, and loves working on story.

James Gillam-Smith

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Currently editing Silent Witness for BBC Studios, I have over ten years' experience of script editing.

I've worked on both long runners such as Holby City, The Bill and EastEnders, as well as series such as Apparitions, The Job Lot, Youngers, Rev., and Stella. 

I have also helped run the Shadow Scheme for Holby City, working with new writers to develop their TV writing skills.

I love working with writers of all levels of experience and I've also written an episode of The Dumping Ground and a shadow scheme script for Doctors, so rest assured that I can also see things from the writer's position.

Script consultant services

Screenwriting Goldmine script reports are a minimum of five pages and give you:

  • - A log line
  • - A short summary of the story
  • - Ideas on what's working
  • - Ideas on what needs work
  • - Thoughts on which channel and which slot the show could suit best

If you’d like to order then please select the service you need from the choices below.

Once you have paid, email the script to – and remember to indicate in the email which consultant you'd like to give you notes.

Please note: current turnaround times:

- Danny: Fully booked

- Kiren: Fully booked

- James: Two weeks


25-75 pages



76-125 pages



Longer, shorter, pitches etc

££ Varies

Email to discuss:

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