Our script coverage service has helped improve 27,000+ screenplays since 1999
Let us read yours and provide you with some actionable feedback before you send it out to producers, contests, and agents
With a fierce dedication to the screenwriter’s craft for over two decades, our team of veteran readers has provided thousands of writers and producers with honest and constructive script notes and coverage and has read for some of the best and brightest producers and executives in the film industry
4-6 pages of notes on your script
8-12 pages of notes on your script
16-24 pages of notes on your script
Logline and Synopsis
(for pitches, queries, marketing, etc.)
1 Logline and Synopsis
1 Logline and Synopsis
Script Reader Scoresheet
(Your script scored across 22 categories such as dialogue, plot, characters, etc.)
2 Script Reader Scoresheets
3 Script Reader Scoresheets
(Pass, Consider, or Recommend)
3 Script Reader Follow-Up Questions
(Ask your script reader to elaborate on specific points made in the script notes)
6 Script Reader Follow-Up Questions
9 Script Reader Follow-Up Questions
Bulk discounts available for studios and producers
- Priority Support
- Backup of your script and coverage for 5 years (OPTIONAL)
You only get one chance to wow an agent or producer with your screenplay. Make it count!
What each of our script coverages includes:
Our script notes are brimming with specific, insightful critique, suggestions and sometimes brutal honesty on how to improve your script. Our smart clients use that honesty to their advantage. Our dumb ones are eaten by bears.
Your screenplay, summed up in one or two sentences. If your logline ends up much longer than that, your screenplay could be more difficult to sell or market.
Script Reader Scoresheet
Our reader numerically scores your script in 22 key categories, such as character, dialogue, plot, theme, conflict, tension, presentation, and more. These numerical scores, like the rest of your coverage, are for your eyes only.
Your story, squeezed down to the essentials that helps you see how well a stranger would understand your key elements. Because if a script reader misses an important beat, it’s likely that an agent or producer will too.
One of 3 possible recommendations: PASS (needs a bit more work), CONSIDER (still needs some work, but may be considered by an agency or studio), or RECOMMEND. Don’t feel bad if you get a PASS. Right around 95% of screenplays have receive a PASS, while only 4% receive a CONSIDER, and only 1% or less ever receive a RECOMMEND.
The Bechdel Test is an informal litmus test of a script’s female representation. We include it because gender representation is a crucial element when producers and studios are considering a project for development or production.
Audiences worldwide are helping push the film and tv industry towards more diversity in casting and production. This is our reader’s quick take on how well your script incorporates characters from a variety of different backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences.
Reader Follow-Up Questions
Our script coverage service allows you to ask follow-up questions of each of your readers, after receiving your script notes. Use them to clarify points the reader made in your coverage, or dive deeper into their suggestions for specific fixes, or run an idea or two by them. Or tell us a joke, or smuggle us some winning lotto numbers.
How to order
Step 1: Add one of our services to your cart
Step 2: Check out securely with a credit card, Apple Pay, or ChromePay
Step 3: Upload your screenplay with our easy and secure upload form
Step 4: Kick back for a couple days while we read your script and email your coverage
Why writers and producers love Screenplay Readers’ script notes and coverage
Our esteemed imitators
Years in business:
24. (We started the company in 1999)
2 months – 2 years
A full roster of well-paid, experienced script development experts who are screenwriters themselves. Each is vetted for at least 5 years of film industry experience (Some of our readers have been with us for over 12 years.)
Newbies or interns who tend to have little screenwriting experience and work for free or $20-$45 per script. (A typical script takes 2-3 hours to read and cover, so most other companies don’t even pay their readers minimum wage.)
Quality of Coverage:
Honest, specific, constructive, actionable script notes and creative suggestions that can help you improve your draft.
Vague, recycled screenwriting advice from mostly inexperienced people looking to make a quick buck.
$60.00 – $490.00 and up
Follow-up questions you can ask your reader:
~ 24-72 hours (Rush service available too!)
From 72 hours to 4 weeks. WEEKS! Ugh.
Know who your readers are:
Yes. Check out the names, photos, and bios of our script readers, including their favorite films and genres.
No. Oddly, you’re rarely ever told who’s reading your script or given any details about that reader’s qualifications or experience.
Reading scripts and helping our clients improve them. That’s it.
Luring you into paying for script contests and other stuff they make you think you need.
Two big script coverage myths we regularly debunk:
Myth 1: “A screenwriter must pay a script coverage service or a script contest in order to get notes to improve her script”
Not true. At all. We encourage prospective clients to get as much free script notes and feedback as possible before working with us. So if you’re here and you haven’t already tried getting free feedback from writers groups or colleagues, do that first and then come back to us! That said, if you’ve exhausted all those free alternatives, our script readers can help.
Myth 2: “A screenwriter must get script coverage in order to get his script sold or represented”
Not true either. You absolutely do not need any script coverage service to get your script sold or represented. But in our opinion, without honest feedback, from any source, screenwriters would never get better at their craft and producers would spend their careers taking on bad projects that can’t seem to find an audience.
Who uses our script coverage service?
Screenwriters who are about to send their screenplays to agents, name talent, or producers and who rely on our readers to provide improvements, as well as point out critical “soft spots”
Major producers who send us screenplays to cover find out if they’re worth pursuing development or packaging
Screenwriters and producers who use our script coverage to improve their scripts prior to entering one of the few script contests worth entering (i.e. Nicholl, Austin, and BlueCat)
Screenwriters and television writers who need quick, constructive feedback before pitching at major studios and production companies
Writers groups and screenwriting festivals who hire us to screen entries and/or judge their finalists
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Scripts Read since 1999
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