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Script Analysis & Screenwriting Instruction



Ioannis N. Skiotes


 LAY ENTERTAINMENT, INC
P.O. Box 44842
Phoenix, AZ 85064 


e-mail :
yanni@layentertainment.com


"Yanni", a partner in Lay Entertainment, Inc., brings over 25 years of screenwriting experience to the table.  He has scribed 20 scripts, with three sales and one option.  His most recent script, If Loving You Is Wrong (I Don't Want to Be Right) , has created a buzz in the urban film community by gaining strong consideration from top production and distribution companies and executive producers.

As a development writer with Playboy Entertainment, he inked four scripts.  Producers of a DreamWorks-Disney project selected him as one of five writers to pen a screenplay treatment adaptation from the top selling novel by Jack Goddard, The Survivor.    He worked six years as a script analyst and screenwriting teacher for Hollywood Script Analysis in LA, CA, where he analyzed over a thousand scripts.  Arizona history was made when Yanni became the first promoter in the state to produce/direct/write a rocumentary concert film, When Legends Meet,, featuring two international megastars: the Latin Grammy Winning, Kings of Salsa - El Gran Combo and the Godfather of Latin House, Secreto, formerly of Sancocho with their multi-platinum hit Tumba La Casa. The film obtained an advance from a leading independent in a recent worldwide distribution deal.  In addition to being co-owner of the four volume Dirty South Hip Hop catalog featuring a track from Ludacris, he was Producer / Director / Writer of an infomercial for Arizona developer John Jennings and negotiated a mid-five figure contract with royalties and ancillaries to author the novel "Working On A Building", the rags-to-riches story of a Phoenix entrepreneur.  He is a certified teacher in film writing as well as film & music production.

    

 

SCRIPT  ANALYSIS  SERVICE

Veteran filmwriter and teacher "Yanni" Skiotes (of  Lay Entertainment, Inc. ) offers his script analysis service for screenwriters!   He worked six years as a script analyst and screenwriting teacher for Hollywood Script Analysis in LA, CA, where he analyzed over a thousand scripts.  Read satisfied Testimonials from those who Yanni has recently helped! 

There are two methods of service Yanni offers.

STEP PROGRESSION

This method is done in a two-tiered manner.

Tier 1:  Send a hard copy (printed out) version of your script with return address information to LAY Entertainment, Inc., POB 44842, Phoenix, AZ 85064.  Yanni analyzes the script for correct format in all areas (headings, character, parenthetical, exposition, dialogue, transitions).  He also examines dialogue and exposition and reports on how to use techniques in these two critical areas to improve the script.  After making all his findings, he returns everything to you.  Enclose a $300 certified check, money order, or personal check payable to LAY Entertainment, Inc.  Any payment must clear the bank before analysis begins.

Tier 2:  After you have corrected all the areas Yanni noted, send the rewritten version of your script to the same address.  This time Yanni provides written notes on the script and a multi-page script analysis report covering the areas of Story Structure (Beginning, Middle, End), the Three Golden Rules, Story Problems, Character Development, Scene Construction, Scene Integration, and Commercial Values.  Enclose another $300 certified check, money order, or personal check payable to LAY Entertainment, Inc.  Any payment must clear the bank before analysis begins.

In the Step Progression method, the total cost is $600, but is done over two stages to help your cash flow.

ALL AT ONCE

In this method Yanni combines all the script analysis areas of the Step Progression.  Both tiers are covered in the same depth.  The difference is that you only send the script once and he returns his findings and your script only once.  Mail the script to the same address and provide your return address.  Upon script analysis completion, Yanni will return the script marked with notes and provide a multi-page script analysis report as well.  Enclose a $500 certified check, money order, or personal check payable to LAY Entertainment, Inc.  Any payment must clear the bank before analysis begins.   

In the All At Once method, the total cost is $500 - a savings of $100 or approximately 17%.

 
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SCREENWRITING  HELLENIC STYLE

Keep It Simple

Veteran film writer and certified teacher "Yanni" Skiotes (of  Lay Entertainment, Inc. ) offers his new online correspondence screenwriting course!  From Story Idea to Finished Script!  Work at your own pace!  

The course consists of a copy of his book - SCREENWRITING HELLENIC STYLE (Keep It Simple), lesson assignments, and a critique on each lesson.  It provides a great way to rewrite your script or embark on a new one.  Each lesson builds upon the previous, forming a pyramid or a general-to-specific story-to-script effect.  You truly traverse from the embryonic story idea to final script completion.  Designed for the serious screenwriter of all levels.  Yanni promises no magical quick-fixes or "new" solutions to screenwriting.  Instead, he presents an effective, no-nonsense approach you can apply script to script over your entire screenwriting career.   

Most courses are overly complicated.  However, Yanni gives you time proven screenwriting techniques and methods along with the all important "pre-scriptwriting" lessons most courses do not even know about - let alone teach.  Aristotle set the story structure mold and Yanni's methodology reinforces it - adapted to the film medium.

From the first offering, there has been over 80 satisfied students!   Read some of their Testimonials!

Course Teachings include...

Lesson 1 - Story Ideas, Story Types, POV

Lesson 2 - Storytelling Concept, Story in Three Paragraphs / Three Sentences, Premise, High Concept, Character Bios

Lesson 3 - The Three Golden Rules, The Formula (Beginning, Middle, End)

Lesson 4 - The Beginning (Arrange The Pieces), The Middle (Move The Pieces), The End (Checkmate)

Lesson 5 - Step Outline of The Beginning, Middle, End

Lesson 6 - The Five Stars of Character Development

Lesson 7 - Script Format

Lesson 8 - Exposition & Dialogue Techniques

Lesson 9 - Scene Construction & Script Integration

Lesson 10 - Commercial & Production Values, Story & Reader Checklist

Lesson 11 - Scheduling / Budgeting, Low-Budget Writing, Spec Writing, Partner Writing    

Lesson 12 - Story-Licensing-Ancillary Rights, Legal Rights, Attaching Talent, Finance Pitching, Growing Your Company

TOTAL COST: $360

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