About Me

David Schwartz

Professional Script Reader & Consultant

Hey, I'm David! I'm a freelance script reader and consultant with plenty of experience in the screenwriting field. I have a passion for what I do, and my client testimonials prove the quality of my work. I first got into the industry when I took screenwriting in college.

Since then I took a few more screenwriting courses and enjoyed every second of it! Once I graduated, I continued developing my craft by writing various types of films (mainly short films and features) that range in various genres. 

During my time screenwriting, I was fortunate enough to turn one of the short films I wrote, and later film it in a different film production class. I also wrote a feature film that I was extremely passionate about, and still currently working on in my spare time. After several rewrites, I decided to submit my first feature to some screenwriting contests, and was lucky enough for it to be a quarter finalist twice in the 2019 and 2022 Bluecat Screenwriting Contest.

While working on growing my business, I was also fortunate to work for other screenwriting contests/companies such as SWN and the Austin Film Festival, and I'm thankful to the organizers for having me be part of their team.

I have a passion for what I do. Screenwriting can be a difficult process that demands multiple rewrites. With my experience and passion for screenwriting, my goal is to ensure that I can help by providing productive feedback that is going to help writers not only improve their next draft, but get a step closer to their scripts being ready to be sent out to producers or professionals in the industry. I pour my passion and time into my craft, because that's what I love. I truly believe that before someone can root for my success, I should root for someone else first. Yes, the industry can be competitive, but the truth is, it doesn't have to be!

I work with screenwriters of all experiences, whether they're a beginner or a professional by offering support, documented notes, and constructive feedback on their projects. I offer full coverage on all of my services that will not only motivate you during your next draft, but also get you a step closer toward your script getting sold or made professionally in the industry.

Sometimes, readers will go into a script and base their feedback from a personal perspective, like anyone who watches movies, but I go into each script from an outside perspective and ask myself, "What would a vast audience think when watching this play out on screen?" Sure, I've read a few genres such as historical dramas, and although I don't normally watch those types of films, I still go into the script with an open mind! Overall, I want to see you succeed because like I always say, "Root for someone else's success before someone can root for yours."

When I've sent my scripts to professionals in the industry for feedback, I've had some mixed reviews and sometimes some were extremely critical, it didn't make me feel great as a writer, but at the end of the day, I've come to realize that film is a subjective art form, so just because someone doesn't like your script, it doesn't mean it's bad. There's always someone out there who will like your script and provide productive feedback.

I understand how competitive the film industry is, and my goal is to help writers get their scripts polished before they send their scripts off to the industry! Not only am I passionate about screenwriting, but I also want to help my clients hone their craft! I believe with hard work and dedication, it's going to pay off in the end.


Please contact me at david@davidschwartzconsulting.com or fill out the contact form here. I'm always here to help!