Meet Our Screenwriters and Screenplay Editors

Working with The Editorial Department gives you access to a dedicated team of professional screenwriters ready to assist with a wide range of screenplay and adaptation services. From critique, editing and pitch writing to full-blown adaptations and ghostwrites (features and screen series), we’ve got you covered.

Our screenplay services division is led by John Robert Marlow. As a published novelist and Academy-honored screenwriter, John is uniquely qualified to help evaluate your story’s screen potential, guide your work—or perform the adaptation for you.

John literally “wrote the book” on adaptations: Make Your Story a Movie: Adapting Your Book or Idea for Hollywood (St. Martin’s Press), with contributions from authors, screenwriters, producers, and directors whose combined films have made over $50 billion.

More information on our screenplay services can be found here.

John Robert Marlow

Specializes in screenplay adaptations and development

Jacqueline Sinclair

Editor, screenwriter, and script consultant

Robert Blake Whitehill

Writer, Screenplay Adaptation Consultant

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