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“insightful and illuminating”   Dan and Nuria Wicksman, Screenwriters


Sarah Olley HeadshotWelcome to Script Surgery UK, the home of script consultant Sarah Olley. If you’re looking for a one to one development service and potential to build a long term, professional relationship over a number of drafts or projects then you’ve come to the right place. Working as a developer in both features and TV, Sarah specialises in getting to the heart of a writer’s intentions and providing the insight needed to help maximise a project’s potential.


If you need an informed and reliable second opinion to help you evaluate or develop a screen project then Script Surgery can help. From two page coverage to slate development and series script editing, Sarah currently works with a variety of companies, agencies and individual writers world-wide and can offer the constructive insight you need.




Fed up of being told something’s not working without a clear reason why?


 Need help in identifying the key strengths and weaknesses in a script and informed suggestions for forward progress?


 Looking for someone to help bring out the best in your story, rather than trying to make it into something else?


Then Script Surgery can help.


With an unquenchable passion for the intricacies of storytelling and a strong respect for those that bring themselves to the page, Script Surgery will never dismiss a script without proper consideration. Often there’s a great story within that just isn’t yet working and the right analysis can help reveal these hidden strengths.


“exceptionally clear, concise and sophisticated analysis”  Jon Hayes, Screenwriter




Need help in assessing which projects or talent to invest in?


Looking for someone who can develop a project from initial concept to greenlight?


Want someone who can find, co-ordinate and support writing talent?


Then Script Surgery can help.


Consultant Sarah Olley is a core assessor for Warner Bros UK , who provides slate development for a number of indies. She has developed and script edited three series, finding and co-ordinating talent and running writers’ rooms. She has an industry Diploma in Film Script Development from the NFTS and trained in packaging projects for the market with NYU Film School’s, Robert Nickson in Cannes. Putting scripts at the heart of the production process she has strong commercial instincts and passion to develop projects that can compete in an overcrowded market.


“Excellent judgement and instincts.”     Patrick Strafford, VP of Commercial Development & Aquisitions, Warner Bros UK