Testimonials

“For all you budding writers out there who may be looking for a little coaching or even if you’re a seasoned professional and you need a keen objective eye, you wont find a better resource than Matt Lazarus. Check it out. And you cannot beat his fees.”Eric Bross (Director, DGA award-winner)
Hard to imagine a better value or a keener mind than Matt. His notes are gold– and I’m a very skeptical dude. At every stage of my script, he’s been giving incredibly helpful guidance and his script analysis is spot on. He’s supportive without being sycophantic, and explains things clearly and succinctly. Truly some of the best money I’ve spent on myself and my craft.”Kevin Berntson  (Actor, instructor at the Groundlings)
“I was recommended to Matt by a high profile producer in LA who had used him on several other successful projects prior. He is exactly what a writer/director like myself requires – he not only helped me develop my feature film script from start to finish, but actually cared about it as well. He is a master of structure and story – literally – ask him to pitch you anything and he’ll give you a hypothetical version in a minute. He’s been excellent at guiding me when I was procrastinating, or straying from my goals – and excellent at coaching me on solidifying the emotional backbone to my story – which – for a young bullhead writer like myself is no small feat. I would highly recommend Matt to any writer/producer/development executive who is looking to get honest and professional feedback on their projects.Gaelan Connell (Actor)

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Every so often I’ll run a $10 notes sale on Reddit as a challenge for myself and for advertising. Here’s what people thought:

The first time.

The second time.

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A review from the Sluglines blog.

“[It was good working with you on Monday]  I didn’t really know what to expect, but it felt worthwhile to me.  And…no fucking joke, I came home and finished my own script yesterday.  It kinda felt like it was always going to be an open ended project, but I finished it.  The feeling was electric.  And lasted a whole hour, before I was all “now what?””

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  1. After being a long skeptic on the actual return of script coverage, it was Matt that turned my opinion. If you are looking for just criticism of your craft, or advice on improving a certain work, get Matt’s eyes on it. He is highly perceptive, graciously critical, and well worth his fee.

  2. Hard to imagine a better value or a keener mind than Matt. His notes are gold– and I’m a very skeptical dude. At every stage of my script, he’s been giving incredibly helpful guidance and his script analysis is spot on. He’s supportive without being sycophantic, and explains things clearly and succinctly. Truly some of the best money I’ve spent on myself and my craft.

  3. I was recommended to Matt by a high profile producer in LA who had used him on several other successful projects prior. He is exactly what a writer/director like myself requires – he not only helped me develop my feature film script from start to finish, but actually cared about it as well. He is a master of structure and story – literally – ask him to pitch you anything and he’ll give you a hypothetical version in a minute. He’s been excellent at guiding me when I was procrastinating, or straying from my goals – and excellent at coaching me on solidifying the emotional backbone to my story – which – for a young bullhead writer like myself is no small feat. I would highly recommend Matt to any writer/producer/development executive who is looking to get honest and professional feedback on their projects.

  4. Honestly helped me out in every way when it came to fleshing out my ideas for my script. He asked just the right questions to pull more story out and scrape away the extra fat. Couldn’t be happier. If you are having trouble, I wholeheartedly recommend getting his notes and advice.

  5. I’ve been working on the same screenplay about my father for fifteen years. FIFTEEN YEARS. Most of that time was outlining a procrastinating. Drinking about writing, if you will. But then, five years ago i actually wrote the damn thing. And spent two years honing three drafts. Got some encouragement, got lots of discouragement. But I’ve spent the last three years utterly stuck and about to give up. There was a fundamental, unsolvable flaw that only I knew about, that i could not think my way out of. Until i stumbled upon a little post by our hero thestorycoach. He shared his formula for a logline, which, when i applied it, unlocked the deepest recesses of the story, brought it all the way back to life, and now i have a spring in my step, and know how to finally finish this thing and maybe even make it.
    Thank you, Matt. You were raised right. You are a mensch. I hope one day to shake your hand.

  6. Matt’s service is fantastic. He made me look at my script in ways I hadn’t thought of before, helping it enrich it and find out its true weaknesses. But not only that, he makes you take a good look at yourself in order to discover how to be a better writer. He will truly open your mind as a writer through challenging but easy to understand notes and advice.

  7. I remember the first draft I sent Matt… a 180 page behemoth – a strange, dialogue-heavy, stream of consciousness thing I thought would soon draw accolades. Matt didn’t pull any punches with his notes and I was glad. “Killing your babies” was the first step. He went on from the there. Every session I learned something new and got further on the journey.

    Recently I made the semi-finals at the Los Angeles Cinefest. I owe you Matt!

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