What's your big idea?

I write marketable screenplays and help other screenwriters market their material by developing their loglines, query letters, synopses and one-sheets. Let me help you too.

Industry-Standard Formatting

Screenplays written in the format studio execs expect them to be: Proper scene headings, tight action descriptions, no camera directions and plenty of white space.

Solid Story Structure

I've developed an effective, efficient and proprietary method of crafting marketable scripts where stories aren't just written, but "engineered".

Punched-Up Dialogue

Natural, believable dialogue that's not expositional or on-the-nose; uses techniques like trigger, call-back and repetition; and follows the 3/10 and "No T" rules.

I am a screenwriter based in Santa Barbara, CA. My body of work consists of original features, shorts, and sketches written in the vein of classic comedy programs like “The Carol Burnett Show” and “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In”.
Screenwriter Steve Cleary
While developing my own material, I currently help other writers market their own screenplays, provide script coverage for an independent producer and serve as a judge/evaluator for an international film festival’s screenwriting competition.

If you’re a screenwriter with material that could use a little more punch, please contact me for a free consultation.

Thanks for visiting!

-Steve

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Where I'm Located

Santa Barbara, CA
(90 miles from Hollywood, but better beaches)

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