Valerie Kalfrin

Screenwriting, Script Analysis, and Consulting

I have a strong sense of story, thanks to years of tight deadlines. I also have an ear for dialogue and an instinct for cinematic writing. I’ve used these gifts in my own work–The Guardian (2011); New London (TBA)–as an emerging script consultant and story analyst.

Since 2011, I’ve met monthly with the Tampa Bay-area group Screenwriters of Tomorrow, where I’ve helped moderate constructive critiques and offered tips on structure, scene and character descriptions, and other elements. I’ve vetted material for the 2017 Austin Film Festival’s renowned screenwriting competition. I also collaborate with individual writers regarding plot, pacing, characterization, and dialogue. I write coverage, and I’ve polished scripts as well.

I’m a member of the Tampa Bay Film Society, and I’ve lectured at screenwriting workshops sponsored by the Florida Film Network and the Sunscreen Film Festival in St. Peteresburg, Fla., one of about two dozen festivals nationwide sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

My interviews with screenwriters have been featured in Final Draft’s guide How to Sell a Script: 10 Stories from Writers Who Sold Their Specs in 2016. I’ve also written about storytelling techniques for the Final Draft blog, The Script Lab, and other outlets.

Here are some of those clips: