Screenplay Writing Consulting
Script coverage is the term used for the analysis and reviewing of screenplays. In Hollywood, it’s usually part of the creative development process. It is the first review step that a spec script receives as it makes its way up the chain of command at a studio, production company or literary agency or management company.
The idea behind coverage was that an assistant could read a script and then give the producer a breakdown of the project and suggest whether they should consider making it or not. The final score given to the producer would be one of the following:
Pass: This means that the reader thinks that the script is not something that the producer should move forward with. Usually, scripts that are “passed on” miss the mark in at least a few key areas
Consider: This means that the reader thinks that the script is strong enough for the producer to “consider moving forward with”. While the script may not be absolutely production ready, it is close enough that it is worth the producer’s time
Recommend: This means that the reader “recommends production move forward”. This is a reader effectively saying, this script is almost perfect and very little development is necessary
Based on this score, a producer would read the recommended scripts and maybe the first Act of the considered scripts. Since 90-95% of scripts receive a pass, this narrowed down the number of scripts producers needed to read by a lot.
1st 10 PAGES
Feedback On Your 1st 10 Pages
Our most popular service.
The first 10 pages of a script determine if a producer finishes reading, or tosses it aside.
Service provides extensive feedback on your 1st 10 pages to determine if your script answers the 5 critical screenplay rules required in the 1st 10 pages.
+ Receive a page of detailed feedback on the first 10 pages of your screenplay
+3 day turnaround
+ PDF submissions only
Full Screenplay Feedback
You've completed your screenplay and now it's time to get a set of fresh eyes to see if your work requires a few changes or story and structure feedback.
Your script is graded on:
+ Concept, Presentation, Structure, Plot, Pacing, Characters, Dialogue, Theme, Tone, Commercial Potential
+ Given an overall Recommend, Consider, or Pass grade
+ 1st 10 pages feedback, 3-6 pages of analysis and advice
+ 5-7 days Turnaround
+ PDF submissions only
Private Live Coaching
Sometimes it helps to have a conversation or two about your work. Our private coaching service gives you the chance to communicate directly and receive real-time feedback on your script.
+ 1st 10 Pages Feedback
+ Full Screenplay Coverage
+ Four 30 min Private Skype Lessons that will cover -
++ Lesson I: 1st 10 Pages
++ Lesson II: Act I
++ Lesson III: Act II
++ Lesson IV: Act III