The view from the top of the stairs when your film premieres at the Cannes Film Festival.
What this is all about....
I sit in a room with a writer or a director and we analyze scripts. Scripts they've written, and scripts other writers have written that they are trying to make their own in order to create something they feel passionate about. We talk characters, character motivations, making plot blend in instead of standing out, adjusting dialogue so it feels natural. Mostly we discuss story. What makes a good story great and how to make what's going on, on the page, leap off of it so the reader can see the movie in their imagination. We talk about connecting to an audience, connecting to the characters that populate the pages, connecting to the underlying subtext that exists in each and every scene. There's a lot of talking......and then lots of rewriting. Always. For everyone, even the most successful and experienced. Especially those ones.
I am constantly meeting people who have projects they want my professional feedback on so I thought creating a site like this might make sense for both of us. I get to share my experience and you, the writer or director, have access to a reasonable, knowledgable, Hollywood-savvy creative producer to bounce your ideas off of. And you get specific and detailed feedback on your work with someone who knows both the studio and indie worlds, who appreciates all genres of films and knows how to make movies.
The film business is in an interesting state at the moment and if you are going to venture out into the world of agents, buyers, financiers, and producers you want to be as well prepared as possible with the best script you are capable of creating complete with a plan intact for how to actually get it to the screen.
I am here to listen, to help, to advise, to cheerlead, to support....it's what I do everyday of my life and I'd like to do it for you too.
JASON BLUM of BLUMHOUSE PRODUCTIONS
"Cannot thank you enough for everything you've done for us. It was great to have you on the ground....we couldn't have done it without you. Excited to move forward with SOLO (and 11 more)!"
ALEX AJA, Director of The Hills Have Eyes, Piranha 3D, The 9th Life of Louis Drax among many others
"Wes Craven introduced me to Alix Taylor in 2004 and for more than 12 years I've been developing and producing feature films and TV with her. Alix's leadership and creative insight have been key in the success of movies like THE HILLS HAVE EYES, PIRANHA, MANIAC and others. She has the unique skill to always find the right talents to work together as well as inspiring and pushing us to always go further in our creative processes."
WES CRAVEN, Director of SCREAM, Nightmare on Elm Street and many, many others
"Alix has an innate creative sensibility for finding material that is smart, accessible and well written. She has a talent for working with writers & directors that brings out their best work. I would reccomend working with her any chance you get."
TI WEST, Writer/Director of In A Valley of Violence, Sacrament, The House of the Devil and many others
"Alix Taylor is an essential asset to film production of any size. An ideal producer who is deeply knowledgeable of all aspects of the process from pre-production through post, and is an effective listener and communicator with each of her collaborators. She is dedicated to every individual project she works on and champions them from beginning to end. A trusted ally who I am fortunate to have the opportunity to work with."