Testimonials

To paraphrase Neil Simon, ‘Writing is all about rewriting.’ For years Julie Sayres has been helping people polish and write their scripts. She is an award winning screen writer, a successful TV writer and for years has taught in the most prominent university writing programs in Los Angeles. We all get lost and uncertain writing a script. Julie can get you out of the woods.”
– Joel Steiger
Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best Written Mystery on television
Executive producer and writer of over 200 hours of television

Julie has an astute eye for character development, and truly knows how to get to the heart and soul of a script. She’s also brilliant at story structure, literary adaptation, and editing dialogue. Fluent in several languages, along with her breadth of knowledge on popular culture, literature, politics, and history, makes her one of the smartest people I know.”
– Neil Landau
Professor – MFA Screenwriting & Producing Programs, UCLA Department of Film, Television & Digital Media
Bestselling Author – 101 Things I Learned in Film School, The TV Showrunner’s Roadmap, and forthcoming: TV OUTSIDE THE BOX: Trailblazing in the New Golden Age of Television

I was blown away by Julie’s heartfelt, zero-bullshit approach to helping me elevate my material. The lady was born to teach.”
– Catlan McClelland
Screenwriter, MFA Graduate, LMU School of Film and Television

Julie Sayres writes with great charm and rich character insight.”
– Peter Lefcourt,
Emmy-award-winning writer/producer

Julie Sayres is one of the most talented writers, script doctors and teachers I have ever known. Many people say they can do all these things but this lady really can. She can get you out of a hole when you are stuck, lead you down a new path when you are lost and hold your hand while she is doing it so that you are not totally terrified. She was an amazing help to me while I was writing my Young Adult novel – ‘I’m Glad I Did’, recently published by Soho Teen.”
– Cynthia Weil
Multiple Grammy winner, member of Songwriters Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

In the pantheon of renowned educators at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, Julie is in a league of her own. Reason being—she cares. Do the work; anticipate tough love; and prepare for immediate improvement. You cannot not like the woman.
– Cody Gifford
Screenwriter, MSt Creative Writing Candidate Oxford University, BA Film and Television, USC