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.

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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.

Scott can edit low budget features as well as big budget blockbusters. HeI loves to fix stories, supply solutions, especially regarding your idea/premise, which is where most films/scripts fail. He also finds that many good writers don't focus enough on theme. It is through theme that a writer moves an audience emotionally. He helps you find the key ideas in your premise.

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

Scott is a member of the Producer’s Guild of America and of the Australian Film Institute (AACTA.)

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Unique traits: I edit stories from inside them as a writer. I find solutions and especially focus on improving the premise/logline/idea and the THEME. The key to writing and editing a story is finding and developing its most dramatic ideas.




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