Script Doctor,

Collette Freedman Hollywood Script Doctor & Ghostwriter

About Colette

Colette (@colettefreedman) is a novelist, playwright and screenwriter. Her plays and musicals have been done all over the world, including Serial Killer Barbie and Sister Cities, (Jacki Weaver, Alfred Molina, Stana Katic, Jess Weixler).  She has produced a number of films and written several indie gems including And Then There Was Eve which won The Los Angeles Film Festival and is distributed with Breaking Glass Pictures. She co-produced the film Quality Problems, which has won several of awards, and is distributed with Freestyle Media and can be seen on iTunes and Amazon. Currently, she is in post production for her coming of age film Miles Underwater  and her film 7,000
Miles (Wendie Malick) is on the festival circuit. A top Hollywood script doctor and ghostwriter, Colette is also the Dramatic Writing Program Officer at Antioch University and faculty member  at NYFA,  and Studio Arts where she teaches screenwriting, playwriting and novel writing.

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COLETTE FREEDMAN- An internationally produced playwright with over 60 produced plays, Colette’s latest projects include a trio of musicals, Amelia a Musical Tale of Bravery & Mystery, Bettie Page Queen of Pin Ups and Mozart² – The New Musical with Steve Aoki which is heading to Carnegie Hall in late 2021.Her hit musical Serial Killer Barbie which played to sold out audiences in Los Angeles and New Zealand (Heuer Publishing) can be heard here.

Her play Sister Cities was the hit of the Edinburgh Fringe and earned five star reviews: It has been produced around the country and internationally, 31 times including Paris (Une Ville, Une Soeur), Rome (Le Quattro Sorelle) and Australia. She wrote the film (Netflix) which stars Jacki Weaver, Alfred Molina, Jess Weixler, Stana Katic, Michelle Trachtenberg, Amy Smart, Troian Bellisario, Tom Everett Scott and Kathy Baker. The Sister Cities novel was published Dec 2016.

She has co-written, with International bestselling novelist Jackie Collins, the play Jackie Collins Hollywood Lies, which is gearing up for a National Tour.

In collaboration with The New York Times best selling author Michael Scott, she wrote the thriller The Thirteen Hallows (Tor/Macmillan).

Her novel The Affair (Kensington) was published in 2013. The play of the novel earned both critical and commercial success as it toured Italy February through May 2013. It played in Antwerp October 2016 and is set to play in Belgium in 2022. Her sequel novel The Consequences (Kensington) was published January 28, 2014.

Her YA novel, co-written with Sadie Turner, Anomalies (Select Books) was published in February 9, 2016.

Her memoir about Songwriter Hall of Famer Steve Dorff I Wrote That One Too, was published in November 2017.

Her children’s book The Reluctant Fairy Godmother with Kimberly Much was published in June 2019.

Her YA novel The Last Bookstore with Brooke Purdy was published in February 2020.

She also co-wrote the film And Then There Was Eve which won The Los Angeles Film Festival in 2017 and is distributed with Breaking Glass Pictures. She co-produced the film Quality Problems, which has won a slew of awards on the festival circuit, is distributed with Freestyle Media and can be seen on iTunes and Amazon.

Colette has several scripts in development which she co-wrote with Brooke Purdy, including Joint Venture, Scattering Rachel and The Last Bookstore, (based on their novel) which won Grand Prize at the CWA awards, We Screenplay’s Diverse Voices and Best Science Fiction Feature for Action on Film. They are in post production for their coming of age film Miles Underwater

A top Hollywood script doctor and ghostwriter, Colette is also a faculty member at NYFA, Antioch University and Studio Arts which she teaches screenwriting, playwriting and novel writing.

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A prolific writer who doesn’t believe you have to be limited to one medium or genre, Colette advocates that great art shouldn’t be stuck on your computer. Her plays have been produced, novels published and screenplays made into films. She has written in every genre imaginable from thriller to drama and from historical action to black comedy. She loves to write and even more than that, she loves to inspire writers.

Script Doctor

For the last ten years, Colette has fixed, streamlined and punched up thousands of screenplays, helping to cut the fat, find the jokes and make the project salable.


Colette has ghostwritten novels for several celebrities and several more regular Joes and Josephines. She loves helping people share their voice and get their work out there. If you have a book inside of you, she can get it out.