I am an enthusiastic screenwriter, script analyst and a fixer of story problems

NEWS UPDATE!! Your script analyst Selin Sevinc’s latest feature-length script became a second rounder at Austin Film Festival‘s prestigious screenwriting contest – a recognition given to less than 20% of the entrants. If you are an industry professional registered in The Black List, please read and rate her screenplay, Off the beaten path. Here’s her story:

13 years ago, as a fresh graduate of an M.A. and a B.A. in Film & TV Production, I dived headfirst into the film and TV industry working in the production of TV dramas, documentary series and TV commercials, where I wrote, interviewed, coordinated casting, production and post-production.

My initial enthusiasm in the production world soon gave way to writing for film and TV. I wrote film articles and screenplays, and began reading scripts for fellow writers. I became a member of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) and a Berlinale Talents Screenwriters alumna in 2009. Participating in international film festivals (Cannes and Berlin among others) as both a film critic and jury member were great gifts to my professional life.

A few years into my journey of obsessing over movies, I felt that my efforts would best benefit filmmakers and moviegoers if I wrote about movies before they hit the screens – in their ink-on-paper infancy.

I started evaluating piles of screenplays for screenplay competitions and individual screenwriters, directors and producers. This intense experience of going through the labyrinths of other people’s imagination, not to mention my own, inspired me to devote all my time to script consultancy and screenwriting.

Now I read, write and analyze screenplays from the comfort of my home, my local library or in coffee shops in Bend, Oregon.

Find out more about me and my services at selin@magicofstory.com

Selin Sevinç Bertero, 2017