Are script coverage services worth it?

B. O'MalleyLast updated: Script Coverage 101

Good news everyone - the script is not a complete clusterf*ck

Are script coverage services worth it? Paid script coverage, that is? Commonly, when screenwriters need notes, they ask their peers, their fellow writers, or their writers groups. But what about writers who don’t have a lot of access to any … Read More

7 Must-Have Screenwriting iPhone Apps for Screenwriters

B. O'MalleyLast updated: The Tech-Savvy Script Reader

man with old cell phone

A short list of essential screenwriting iPhone apps (and some for iPads as well) – apps which I believe should be a part of any discerning, elitist iPhone screenwriter’s library, if he or she hopes to continues to remain the better of, and more educated than, the peasants using all of those knuckle-dragging non-Apple devices.

How to Be A Screenwriter That People Recommend

B. O'MalleyLast updated: Screenwriting

What has two thumbs and no hesitation about your script? This script reader!

Sure, we all know experienced producers, agents, and name talent use screenplay coverage to separate good screenplays from bad ones. But did you know they also use it as a mechanism to keep their eye open for good screenwriters? The … Read More

5 Ways to Seduce a Script Reader

B. O'MalleyLast updated: Screenwriting

Skunk hugging a skunk

In my line of work, script reading, we get paid to read scripts and give notes or write coverage. Which means we have to read every single page of a client’s screenplay. But, as you might imagine, it’s quite a … Read More

Read the script coverage for Boogie Nights

B. O'MalleyLast updated: Script Coverage 101

script coverage for Boogie Nights

Script coverage for Boogie Nights, which I recently found on the interwebs, thanks to a sleuthy Redditor, teaches us screenwriters and script readers some key lessons that we need to keep in mind when considering script coverage for own screenplays:   Lesson … Read More