SCRIPT COVERAGE - SHORT FORM
Script coverage is a basic script report that contains a logline, simple rating grid, synopsis, brief comments about the story, and a pass/consider/recommend rating on the script and screenwriter. The script coverage service we offer here is a short form script coverage report. It doesn't include a synopsis -- but it comes with more script comments. Most of our clients prefer to get more comments, so this service is for those who want more than half a page of comments. Our clients include award-winning producers, writer-directors, and directors of movies and TV shows. Some have movies on Netflix.
What's included in Our Script Coverage Report?
- Rating Grid with Scores & Logline
- Overall Comments: About 1.5-3 pages
- Rating Scale of Pass, Consider, or Recommend
Our script coverage service is designed mainly for producers, directors, and repped screenwriters who have new script projects that they want to submit for an evaluation. This script coverage service is created for individuals who are very driven and thick-skinned, which are mostly those who are in the industry.
We are also the go-to place for producers and directors from the industry to submit scripts -- that they have written -- to discreetly get an honest opinion on their scripts. If you want to get ahead of your competition and make better movies, get candid script coverage from us. We are the only script coverage company to win Corporate America's Boardroom Elite Award for "Script Consultants of the Year" and "Best Screenplay Editing Services."
If you want detailed story development notes to help you brainstorm so you can do rewrites, then we suggest getting our Script Notes service. Producing a movie that can draw a huge audience is also an incredibly challenging task. Therefore, we will not treat your script with kid gloves. We will not sugarcoat words in our script coverage because we want you to operate above your potential. We want to get you where you want to be sooner, not later. If you want to learn and grow as a screenwriter, nobody can stop you. If you are unwilling to get out of your comfort zone to hone your screenwriting skills, nobody can help you.
Especially for novel book writers who are crossing over to screenwriting, keep in mind that novel book writing is not the same as screenwriting. You must know how to convey your story in proper industry script format. We will not go easy on your scripts because doing so will make you complacent and unprepared to compete with established film/TV writers in the industry. You have to continually make the effort to operate above your potential if you want to get ahead in screenwriting.
We analyze scripts for producers, directors, and screenwriters worldwide, so we know there are talented screenwriters out there. If the script you submit is not well-written, we will tell you the truth. Our script readers will be tough and honest. We may not always tell you what you want to hear, but we will tell you what you need to hear. Movie industry executives, A-list producers, literary agents, literary managers, and their script readers will not coddle you. If you want to land a movie deal or get represented by a good literary agent, your scripts have to be firing on all cylinders.
Some of the Areas that we will focus on when Analyzing your Script:
- Do the characters serve the plot?
- Do the scenes logically connect?
- Are there ambiguous or confusing dialogue and narratives?
- Are there many filler dialogue in the script?
- Does the story come to a satisfying conclusion?
As for our script readers, in order to join our script coverage team, among other requirements, they must first pass our script coverage test and provide us with three industry references from film/TV executives such as vice presidents of production companies and executives at studios or literary agencies. We test the script readers, and we only select the top script readers. They must have strong story analytical skills. In the industry, script readers help screen out poorly written scripts for production companies, literary managers, agents, and filmmakers.
A skilled script reader must be able to read and analyze every scene, dialogue, and character in your script to determine the strengths and weaknesses in your story. Your script will be evaluated based on its dialogue, characterizations, structure, plot, and pacing. The rating grid in our script coverage report will indicate the strength of each of those elements. This saves the producers and directors the time of having to read underdeveloped scripts. Producers have to answer to film investors. So, it makes sense that they only want to produce movies or TV series that can draw a huge audience. Plus, no producer wants to make movies or TV shows that lack the potential to become a hit. Similarly, literary agents don't want to represent inexperienced screenwriters because their scripts will not be salable.
Our script coverage report comes with comments, a rating grid with scores, and a logline -- one sentence that summarizes your story. This script coverage service we offer is a fast, short form script coverage report. Our script coverage report is created for those who simply want a script coverage report that gives them more overall comments in lieu of a synopsis.
Est. Turnaround Time: 4-6 business days
If you seriously want to find out whether the script you have is ready to be shown to a producer or slated for production, consider using our script coverage service. We provide extremely helpful script comments in our coverage. The comments section of our script coverage report will cover the overall pros and cons of your story. What you will be getting out of the script coverage is a truthful and professional opinion. If the script suffers from a weak plot or underwritten characters, we will let you know in the comments section of the coverage report.
We work with clients worldwide. If you are an indie filmmaker planning to pitch your script to film investors to get funding, don't hastily put together a lookbook to sway film investors to fund your script project without first knowing if your script needs another round of rewriting.
Investing in a film costs investors millions of dollars. Let our script readers analyze your script(s) first and save your investors the agony of spending tens of millions of dollars making a film that ends up being a box-office flop. No amount of special effects on the movie screen can hold the audience's attention longer than a well-told story. So, get your script analyzed with us and find out if your script needs additional rewriting before you pitch it to literary agents, producers, or investors. We will give you unfettered script feedback -- just the way it is in the film/TV industry.
Our script readers have written coverage for reputable literary agents and producers. If your script has a meandering storyline, we will bring it to your attention. Do know that getting script coverage is different from getting script notes, also known as story development notes. If you want 3-5 pages of scene-specific detailed notes that point out every major issue in your script to help you with your rewrite, get Script Notes service from us.
If you just want a quick 1-3 pages of overall comments on your script, get our script coverage report.