Founded in 1990 and with over 1,000 clients worldwide, SU-CITY PICTURES EAST, LLC offers complete motion picture consulting at any stage of your project.

Chairperson and founder of Su-City Pictures East, LLC, Susan Kouguell, brings her unique perspective and extensive experience to this resource geared to the specific needs of screenwriters, filmmakers, and studio executives, independent production companies and agents.

As a film industry insider, Kouguell knows what executives are seeking, and as a working writer, she knows what feedback works best – tough, honest but fair, without stifling her client’s creativity — while presenting options and ideas to improve the project.

Whether you have an idea for a screenplay and are just starting out — or you’re an experienced filmmaker in need of objective feedback — or struggling through rewrites — or seeking advice on pitching, writing query letters, treatments, synopses, one-sheets, and more — Susan Kouguell works one-on-one with you to make your project a success.

Susan Kouguell has read the very good, the very bad, and the very ugly screenplays, during her 25 years of consulting and teaching, and working as a story analyst, story editor, and writer for film studios and independent production companies.

“Kouguell was brilliant on my film. Knowing her talents I am
convinced Su-City can be  very useful to producers and directors.”
–Louis Malle, Director/Writer, Au Revoir Les Enfants

Su-City Pictures East, LLC’s screenwriting clients have won and were finalists at international script competitions, including Nicholls, Sundance, Chesterfield, American Screenwriters Association, Nantucket, Austin, Writer’s Network, New York Drama League, and Beigel. They’ve received production deals with HBO and Showtime, received studio contracts, had their movies distributed, signed with agents, and had their scripts optioned by studios.

Su-City Pictures East, LLC’s filmmaking clients won or were the official selection at many international festivals, including Sundance, London International, South by Southwest, Los Angeles Independent Film Festival. Awards include Kevin Bacon’s Losing Chase (Golden Globe Best Actress: Helen Mirren, Globe Nominee Beau Bridges); Tag Purvis’s Red Dirt (Slam Dunk: Best Actors Karen Black/Walton Goggins; Chicago Gay & Lesbian Fest: Best Dramatic Feature; Beverly Hills International: Best Director; Jay Chandrasekhar’s Puddle Cruiser (Hamptons Grand Prize, Sundance Official Selection); Jane Spencer’s Little Noises (Sundance Grand Jury nominee); Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky’s Brother’s Keeper (Sundance Audience Award/Grand Jury nominee).

Unless otherwise discussed, all consultations are with Susan Kouguell. All consultations are confidential

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