Andy Rodman and Bonnie Sanders, both writers, and screenplay reviewers,
have many credits between them. They collaborate in a "write n' fight"
arena, which miraculously works well. He writes fast, and unfocused.
She methodically edits and organizes. Both know good writing.
Andy, an Englishman,
had several of his plays produced, including The Plot and Brodsky
and the Bandit. He has also had many screenplays optioned. In his
article published in The Writer, he explains just how few good
screenplays he has ever read. (About one in 100) It is through this
article that Andy and Bonnie met. In it he stated he would read 20 pages
of anything, so Bonnie, a writing neophyte at the time, sent him one
of her early works. He thought it was one of the few screenplays good
enough to merit a phone call.
Since both lived
in L.A. beach communities Andy and Bonnie were able to meet at one of
Andy's writers' support meetings. Bonnie belonged to a different writers'
group. They merged the two groups and co-founded "Writers' Bloc Ink,"
probably one of the longest running support groups of all time.
Bonnie hasn't been
writing as long as Andy, but she has taught writing, has had articles
published, screenplays optioned and presently has a high concept story
idea favorably placed at one of the major TV studios.
Together they adapted
Gisela Alonzo's novel, Distant Fever into screenplay form and
are cited as the screenwriters in German Life Magazine. They
also co-wrote an action adventure called Noon Break with a New
York police officer. Presently they are writing a non-fiction book on
sports parenting. Additionally they have written and produced four children's
plays with themes of the environment, brotherhood, self-esteem, and
Andy and Bonnie
also produce and host a cable TV show on screenwriting. This past year
they served on the jury for the Hartley-Merrill International Screenwriting
Competition. Bonnie has served as a reader in several Carl Sautter screenwriting
competitions, sponsored by the Scriptwriters' Network. Andy teaches
fiction and playwriting for Barnes and Noble.
Their biggest coups
have been their successes in the placement of four screenplays directly
into the hands of studios. See testimonials.
None of the writers
of those scripts had an agent, but Andy and Bonnie were able to broker
the material through an agent who valued their critiquing abilities.
This agent took the gamble and was willing to represent these writers
based on Andy and Bonnie's recommendation. He wasn't sorry. It was
a win, win, win situation. He got his agency fees for negotiating
the deals, Andy and Bonnie got a percentage for finding the projects,
and the writers were able to cash sizable checks.
Realizing they had
eliminated one of the major barriers for writers, that of getting an
agent (see Free Report)
which is almost akin to getting an audience with the pope, they knew
they had hit upon something unique.
Armed with their
critiquing abilities, show business contacts and good relationships
with agents, for whom they had done coverage, they came up with the
idea to act as the (middleman/woman) or in less sexist words, Screenbrokers.
They would expand and offer their Screenbrokers services to any
and all talented screenwriters who, for lack of exposure and the right
connections, might never achieve their potential without an agent.
scripts would be guaranteed immediate representation and start making
the studio circuit. For those with screenplays not quite ready to make
the rounds, Andy and Bonnie offer a complete script
state that regarding evaluation services, it is important for writers
- especially new writers to recognize that anyone can call himself
or herself a reader and do coverage.
Andy and Bonnie
do most of their own reading, but at times, when overloaded, they
do share their work with other trusted and qualified readers. Sometimes
this is done by design so that a script of a particular genre, such
as science fiction, will be read by a reader with expertise on that
subject. They often use these experts for additional input into their
Andy and Bonnie
are convinced that there are hundreds of good, even great screenplays
out there -- better than many of those made into movies and seen on
the big screen today. Sadly, what chance will most of these scripts
have to see their way to the screen if they never have the opportunity
to see their way into an agent's office.
representation for your exceptional script. Screenbrokers
they will refund your evaluation fee in full if your script comes in
ready to go. Your best product is our best product.
We are Screenbrokers,