I found Holly Lyons' Screenwriting Scriptease Script Assesment Service on the wonderful Women in Telly Facebook page and I'm so glad I did! I was between my second and third draft on a feature script and was really stuck as to how to make it stronger. It was like Holly had x-ray vision and could see exactly what needed to be done to take the script to the next level. Thanks to Holly I have gone from never wanting to see that script again to being completely jazzed about diving back in! If you find yourself staring aimlessly at your script unsure how to tackle the seemingly endless roadblocks then hire Holly! I can't recommend her enough!
AMELIA WASSERMAN, SCREENWRITER
”Holly Lyons was recommended to me and with good reason. Her suggestions were on point and she was both positive and challenging, pushing me to do better and look deeper into the characters' journey. The script was updated and is now being developed as a stage play!”
KATHY PETRAKIS, SCRIPT WRITER
"I first met Holly as Script Co-ordinator on Home and Away. Holly has continued to guide me through my career. She is a dedicated mentor, taking great pleasure in seeing others succeed. Recently she read the pilot script for a show I’ve created, and gave me excellent written notes on how to move the next draft forward. She also had some great suggestions on research options available".
ROMINA ACCURSO, FREELANCE SCRIPT WRITER
"Holly is a woman who gives her all to everything. She considers every aspect and gives detailed, considered feedback in a positive and energetic manner. Holly always asks questions that highlight where improvements can be made and pushes you to seek the most fulfilling story option. Her insights come from a foundation of impeccable experience and understanding of screen language and story structure. She enriches not just your project but you - her energy is infectious".
Sarah Bassiuoni, DIRECTOR, WRITER, RESEARCHER
“Holly’s assessment of my TV pilot script Bobby Mac was a key influence for “adding the flesh to the skeleton” of my story. Her clear, concise and well-articulated feedback took me from a lively first draft to a polished second draft within a matter of weeks. I highly recommend her services.”
DAN HABERFIELD, SCREENWRITER
"Holly Lyons is a genius. Her feedback was clear, insightful and supportive, pinpointing both the highlights and omissions in my pitch materials. I can’t recommend her enough."
DAVE BLOUSTEIN, WRITER, COMEDIAN & EDUCATOR
“Holly gave me detailed, nuanced and very astute notes on a screenplay I have been working on for a long time. Her feedback was positive, constructive and very stimulating in terms of the number of new ideas it generated, and because it completely re-invigorated me and reminded me why I started writing the script in the first place. Writing can be lonely, and expert feedback is essential for every project. I can highly recommend Holly for her care, professionalism and expertise.”
Chris Aronsten, WRITER
"Holly is one of those rare people that can deliver critical feedback in a way that makes you laugh and inspired to continue on your writing journey. Holly is an intelligent and intuitive assessor who gets to the heart of any story problem quickly in an articulate and professional manner."
KELLIE JENNAR, WRITER, PRODUCER & FILMMAKER
"Holly's assessment of my writing was spot-on. She saw where and why I was struggling and offered some really useful suggestions on how to more fully develop my story. I felt re-energised and excited about my work again after my session with Holly."
BETH SHEPHERD, SCREENWRITER
"Holly provided constructive and supportive feedback that was both 'big picture' as well as specific to key moments within scenes. She is an ideal sounding board for an emerging screenwriter as she understands how to help an author tell their story - rather than try, as many editors do, to speak through them. Having Holly's eyes on a project is a major asset."
ALEX VICKERY-HOWE, AWARD WINNING SCREENWRITER
"I have actively sought out Holly to provide feedback on a number of my scripts over the years because I know she is exceptional at what she does. Her notes are always detailed, insightful, and uplifting - they make me feel excited to take my scripts to the next draft. She is fantastic at helping keep character motivations strong, punching up dialogue, and paying off plot points - and she can do that for a range of different genres!"