Consulting Service Offerings

SimonSays Team of Experts

Our leadership team and collaborative partners provide best in class creative, consulting services including:

· Entertainment Coaching

· Creative Development

· Producing Strategies

· Business Strategy and Outcomes

· Implementation Plans

· Marketing and Branding Expertise

· Script Review

· Story Development

· Fundraising

Entertainment Package

A Strategic document covering:

• Structural planning for your film, television or broadway project

• Negotiating distribution deals

• Festivals and Awards preparation

• Financing and Grants  

• Investor Packages 

• Return on Investment

Entertainment and Business Package

Elements from the Entertainment Package PLUS a Business Summary document covering:

• Introduction, Problem and Solution

• Market Growth, Demand, and Competition

• Diagnostic Themes, General Recommendations

Ron Simons

A consulting session with expert Ron Simons can be a general informational session to a strategy session  to getting a project/production ready or “sellable.”

Ron answers topics such as:

• How to prepare your film for festivals

• Where to find money to make your film or play

• How to find legal representation and how to work with lawyers

• Is there a need for a sales representative and what do they do

• How to structure the back-end points for a deal

• How much to spend on casting and when to hire a casting director

• How to package a project

• What is a Look Book and what should it include

Script Direction

Receive  documented input for scripts in development, pre-and post- production with the following:

• Script Analysis:  evaluation of where the script is in its development and what might be the necessary next steps.

• Dramaturgy: covers structure, timeline, narrative clarity,  character development and related structural issues. 

• Script Development: ways to package the script as well as information about more developmental avenues for the work.

• Script Doctoring: adding clarity to the narrative to make it a “shootable” script.

• Outline of Storyline, Tempo, Story Arc, Realism, Message,  and SimonSays Summary.

Business Strategy

 Business Summary document covering:

• Business Objective

• Story Summary

• Introduction, Problem and Solution

• Market Growth, Demand, and Competition

• Marketing, Target Audience

• Diagnostic Themes, General Recommendations

Ron's 2018 Columbia John Jay Award Acceptance Speech

Since 1978, the John Jay Awards honor Columbia College alumni for distinguished professional achievement.  Ron Simons received this award in March, 2018. 

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