Script coverage is the summary and analysis of a script’s plot and writing quality. Coverage is generally used by production companies and agencies to track film and TV screenplays. A coverage document allows executives and representation to get a grasp of where the script and writer stand before they make any decisions to move forward and establish a working relationship with that person or project.
Our coverage consists of several elements. The first is a 1/2 Page to a 2-page synopsis of the script’s story highlighting the main characters and events of your script. The second part is feedback notes, which could range anywhere from a 1/2 page to 2 pages. Here we will assess the effectiveness of your pilot scripts various components including its Concept & Originality, Story, Structure & Pacing, Characters, Dialogue, Diversity, and Overall Enjoyment. In the end, we help to point out your script’s strong points and problem areas.
The evaluation ends with a recommendation from the analyst as to what he/she feels should be done with the script and writer. This recommendation consists of 3 ratings:
• Consider: The reader feels the script or writer has a considerable number of strengths and is good enough to proceed while acknowledging that it has some problems that need to be addressed before moving forward.
Our Script Coverage Professionals
All of our readers have several years of industry experience either working in various writers’ offices at the support staff level or for Television development executives here in Hollywood.
Max Length of Scripts 70 pages Drama / 40 pages Comedy
We strongly recommend that you have your script registered with the WGAW and Library of Congress before submitting it to our site or anyone else. We want to make sure you understand that registering your script with the WGAW Registry does not take the place of registering it with the Library of Congress, U.S. Copyright Office.
Both options do create valid legal evidence that can be used in court. If you have questions regarding copyright they should be directed to the U.S. Copyright Office in Washington, D.C. at (202) 707-3000 or to an attorney specializing in that area of law. Click on www.loc.gov for more information.