Script Consultants

Franz Rodenkirchen

Françoise von Roy



Franz Rodenkirchen

Script Consultant

Franz Rodenkirchen is a Berlin-based independent script advisor, teacher and tutor in workshops and individual project development. He regularly works with TorinoFilmLab, as a tutor for their Script Lab and Feature Lab programs as well as with CineLink /Sarajevo and SEAFIC Lab (Southeast Asian Fiction Film Lab). For Berlinale Talents he selects and mentors projects at their annual Script Station and he also teaches at dffb – Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin. Together with Françoise von Roy he founded Script Circle in 2014, a bi-monthly script development-workshop in Berlin, and –also with Françoise von Roy– runs the script consulting workshop Six Days of Practice for film professionals.

During and after his studies in Media Consulting and German literature, Franz co-wrote four feature-films (1987-1994) with director Jörg Buttgereit and helped in bringing them to the screen. In 1996 Franz started working as a script consultant for international independent projects. In 1999 he participated in an extensive international training for script consultants. Between 2001 and 2010 Franz was a partner in the Berlin-based script development company Script House, where he eventually became Head of Consulting. From 2006 – 2015 he was one of the core advisors at Binger Filmlab/Amsterdam.

In 2013 he was Artist in Residence at the Master Film of the Dutch Film Academy, Amsterdam. With Ellen Blumenstein and Daniel Tyradellis he co-curated the exhibition „Real Emotions – Thinking in Film“ (Feb. – April 2014) at KW – Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin. Franz has an ongoing interest in researching modes of visual narration. He occasionally publishes short essays about different aspects of his work and lectures for diverse institutions on script consulting approaches.


Rates

Consulting Fee full day 700 €
Consulting Fee half day 400 €
Hourly Fee 100 €
Prep fee scripts 300 €
Prep fee scripts for follow-up meetings, reduced to 150 €
Prep fee treatments 150 €

Françoise von Roy

Script Consultant

Based in Berlin, Françoise von Roy works internationally as a script advisor on very diverse projects, including genre, experimental, documentary and art film. In addition to consulting, Françoise regularly assesses for and advises industry initiatives, such as RE-ACT, a training initiative set up by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund and the Slovenian Film Centre and BOOST NL, set up by Holland Film Meetings with Cinemart, as well as script consulting regularly for the German Ministry of Culture and Media (BKM).

Together with Franz Rodenkirchen she holds the bimonthly script development workshop Script Circle for writers and filmmakers and the intensive workshop 6 Days of Practice for producers, development executives and others involved in script development. Françoise has worked in the film and television industry since the late 1990’s, in various fields of production and development from location and production manager to creative producer and head of development.

From 2008 to 2014 she was artistic director for Cinema Total, a yearly event held during the Berlin International Film Festival, presenting films and filmmakers from Central and Eastern Europe and promoting co-operation in the region. Françoise holds a BA in Film and Philosophy and an MA in Media Production from the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK.
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Rates

Consulting Fee full day 500 €
Consulting Fee half day 300 €
Hourly Fee 80 €
Prep fee scripts 250 €
Prep fee follow-up scripts 150 €
Prep fee treatments 150 €