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.
If you're new to script coverage services, please know that when you purchase script coverage service, you're paying to have two things done -- a script reader evaluate your script and write you a script coverage report. The sole responsibility of a script reader is to read the script and then produce the coverage report. It is not customary for industry script readers to field questions about the script to further elaborate on the comments in the coverage report after completing the coverage. Therefore, the script reader's responsibilities do not extend to serving as a script consultant or conducting free Q&A sessions to further discuss about the comments in the coverage. Once the script reader completes coverage on a script, they must begin working on the next script in line to ensure that each script is completed promptly.
Est. Turnaround Time: 4-5 business days
What's included in our Script Coverage Report?
- Rating Grid with Scores & Logline
- Overall Comments: About 1-1.5 pages
- Rating Scale of Pass, Consider, or Recommend
What is NOT included in the Script Coverage service?
- The script reader taking follow-up questions, providing further comments on the script/story or answering "what if" questions such as what if you changed certain aspects in the story, will you get a "consider" on your future script coverage.
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. Screenwriting requires a lot of rewriting, patience, and the willingness to get unfettered script feedback to help you refine your story.
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.
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?
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.
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.