Scott McConnell

Scott McConnell

The Story Guy
Screenwriter, Script Consultant and Story Analyst

Melbourne, Australia

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About Scott

Scott McConnell is a Melbourne-based writer/story consultant who has worked as a documentary producer in Los Angeles, a freelance writer and interviewer and in fiction development. He loves nothing more than working on story.

Scott started in the business as a story analyst in Los Angeles; analyzing scripts for Roger and Julie Corman, Samuel Goldwyn and the Sundance Institute, among others. He was later the showrunner (writer/producer/director) of the U.S. nationally syndicated Live Life and Win! and he co-wrote the reality series Hollywood Boot Camp. He is an experienced supervising, field, story, and segment producer who has worked on shows for Nat Geo, Animal Planet/Discovery, TruTV, Spike and Fox, as well as on independent documentary features. He has organized stories/shoots all over the world, managing producers, crew and talent, and produced at live events and on re-creation shows. He has found the story by studying footage, reading scripts/books, pre-interviewing talents, shooting BTS, and writing or editing the script.

I can edit low budget features as well as big budget blockbusters. I love to fix stories, supply solutions, especially regarding your idea/premise, which is where most films/scripts fail. I also find that many good writers don't focus enough on theme. It is through theme that a writer moves and audience emotionally. Write and ask me a short question about your story.

Scott’s story analysis, film reviews and interviews have been published in the U.S., UK and Australia, He has been published in Creative Screenwriting, MovieMaker Magazine, Sountrack.net, Produced By, The Guardian, Inside Film and FilmInk. Now based in Melbourne, he especially focuses on script fixing for individual writers and production companies.

Scott is a member of the Producer’s Guild of America.

For credits and experience, see:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottamcconnell
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3130957/

Contact:
Scott McConnell, Melbourne, scottm100@gmail.com

Unique traits: I edit stories from inside them as a writer. I find solutions and especially focus on improving the premise/logline/idea.

Credits

Education

  • UCLA Extension
    (1993-1994)

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