Book a consultation with Award-winning writer/producer Shaun O'Banion.

Shaun and partner/producer Shannon Mullen on set.

A B O U T  S H A U N

Shaun O'Banion, PGA, is an award-winning writer/producer with nearly three decades of experience in the film industry.  From the start of Shaun's career he has worked with some of Hollywood's most accomplished veteran filmmakers including Steven Spielberg, Cameron Crowe, Joe Wright, Peter Hedges, and Judd Apatow. 

As an independent producer, Shaun developed and helped to create the cult hit DAKOTA SKYE, followed by 2011 IFP Gotham Award-winner GIRLFRIEND, and the 2015 SXSW selection THE AUTOMATIC HATE.  He has also produced commercials, music videos, and live events including the launch of First Lady Michelle Obama's Joining Forces Initiative with Jill Biden in support of active duty servicemen and women, veterans, and military families.  

 

Shaun is also developing a slate of television and feature film projects as a screenwriter with representation at Zero Gravity Management. He has pitched projects to Disney+, Imagine Entertainment, WBTV, Netflix, FilmNation TV, Temple Hill Entertainment, Chernin Entertainment, Keshet and Deborah Martin Chase Productions among others.

Shaun is committed to supporting the development of other filmmakers and passing on the lessons he has learned he has learned. He is a regular contributor to the filmmaking community website Stage32.com and has written for MovieMaker and Filmmaker Magazines. He has also taught Masterclasses at SUNY Oneonta, NY., the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts in San Francisco and Prague Film School. In 2019, the two students on whose thesis films he served as advisor for at Prague Film School won Best Director and Best Short Film respectively. 

Shaun has also appeared as a special guest speaker at The SAG-AFTRA Foundation, the First Annual Prague Comic Con and has been interviewed for a number of podcasts including All The Right Movies, Below The Line and From Page 2 Screen.

Now he is pleased to offer private consulting services to you.

Shaun (right) accepting the IFP Gotham Award for GIRLFRIEND along with lead actor Evan Sneider (second from left) and the film's other producers..

On the red carpet at the London Premiere of DARKEST HOUR

Y O U R  S E S S I O N

Whether you're a professional or just starting out, Shaun will approach your project with the perspective of a seasoned writer-producer with experience in every aspect of the filmmaking process, from early-stage development through post-production and distribution, at all budget levels and for both theatrical and streaming platforms.

 

This isn't like sending your script off to a random service and getting back a number rating with a sentence or two from who knows where... This is more like taking a development meeting.  Shaun will tailor the consultation to your needs ranging from creating pitch materials and crafting effective query letters to providing notes on the latest draft of your pilot or feature script. Shaun will discuss your material with you in detail, highlighting strengths and weaknesses to help refine your project and give you the best chance of getting a green light.

How it works:

  • Using the link at the bottom of this page, select a date and time for your session (please allow 1 week for Shaun to review a pitch materials and 2 weeks for Shaun to review a completed screenplay draft.)

  • You'll receive a notification when the session is accepted. 

  • Send your material.

  • Once we've confirmed payment, on the selected date, you'll connect via Zoom/Skype or, if you'd prefer, we can provide a direct-dial conference line with a dedicated local number wherever you are in the world. 

What you'll receive:

  • Thorough, actionable notes on your script/pitch deck or other document given via a 1 hour Zoom/Skype/Conference Call discussion with physical notes on your draft/document sent to you after the meeting.

  • 30 minute follow-up call at a later date to go over additional questions you may have or to review any notes you've addressed in a rewrite or polish. That's two calls for a single price!

  • Discussion about the market/viability of your project and suggestions for where to take it, and how to get read.

  • Discussion about the actualities/practicalities of shooting your material (if desired).

  • For script drafts, Shaun will provide detailed notes on all of the elements of your work including: format, plot, pacing, dialogue, characters, and structure.

  • An honest, subjective, no-holds barred assessment of every aspect of your material.

  • Answers to your questions based on years of experience and a deep understanding of the market.

  • The ability to structure the consult in whatever way you feel will be most beneficial to you.

 

The fee: $350 USD

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Legal

A consultation with Shaun is not a pitch session. Neither Shaun O'Banion nor Ravenwood Films are soliciting material. A consultation with Shaun is not an acceptance of your material within Ravenwood in order to produce your material. A consultation with Shaun is not a commitment or guarantee to pass-along your material to management companies, agents, or other production entities with whom he has relationships. By submitting your material you acknowledge that Shaun O'Banion is a producer and that Ravenwood Films is a production company both of whom develop material with the intent to produce projects for television, film, podcast, or other media.