Howard Weinberg

Howard Weinberg offers intensive care for troubled documentaries. His consulting services as a script-doctor have rescued films stalled at all stages of production.  He  helps novice and experienced filmmakers clarify storylines, define and enhance characters, create effective titles and target potential audiences.   He reviews rough cuts alongside original interview transcripts, debriefs and mentors filmmakers and discusses visual strategies and archival footage sources.  He recommends hiring editors and other talent whom he believes would be ideal for a particular project.  In the process he saves or improves stories destined for commercial or public television or the web.  He teaches master classes  on how to think about stories, develop characters and ideas, report visually, and go beyond the interview to provide meaningful context. He also organizes documentary screenings and moderates panels of filmmakers.