Happy Customers

Here’s a few hundred rave reviews from some of the screenwriters, producers, and filmmakers we’ve helped over our 25 years reading scripts:

“Hi Brian. Thought you’d be happy to know that my sci-fi thriller has made it to the FINALS of the Nicholl Fellowship! You guys gave me some terrific notes and a Consider. Just thought you’d like to know this!” — April Rouyverol

“Your reader was simply terrific. I don’t just say this because they gave me a CONSIDER. (The same reader passed on my last screenplay) but because they’re extremely thorough. They clearly read the entire script, looked for subplots and subtext, and recognized themes, set ups, and key pieces of dialogue. I have used many readers in the past not only for my work, but for screenplays submitted to my production company for consideration, and I find Screenplay Readers’ script notes to be a notch above the pack.” — Richard Botto, Rockets Red Glare & Stage 32

“I found all three versions of coverage you sent us very useful, especially this last one. Honestly, waiting for this last coverage you just sent was well worth it. The reader nailed their points and offered very viable solutions, which is something coverage doesn’t always do. It’s easy to tear down but much more difficult to both critique and help a writer see some ways out of current issues in a way that is at once blunt, clear and constructive. It is in all respects exactly what was needed, reminding me of the project’s merits that are sometimes easy to forget in the notes process and in some cases reminding me of weaknesses I had seen marginally and not really focused in on but that are now much clearer. Please pass on kudos to all three readers but to this last reader especially, as I found this last batch of notes, synopsis and even log line to be the most creative and insightful I have yet received on this project. (and yours was not the only company I’ve tried my hand at coverage with.) You obviously have some creative filmmakers in their own right working with you. In all, the value I received from your three readers far surpasses value for other coverage I’ve received and I’m grateful I was pointed to your site.” — Lance Mungia, Writer-director of The Crow: Wicked Prayer and Six-String Samurai

“I’ve been working on this screenplay for the past sixteen months and through several revisions I began to get a little lost in the details. Your coverage’s brief synopsis section does a wonderful job of presenting the overall narrative in a comprehensible way to show the writer how it’s viewed objectively and left me feeling more confident about the work I’ve done. Through these several revisions I’ve grown more comfortable with the choices I’ve made as a writer, but the suggestions AZ made regarding my protagonist and essential aspects of his journey presented a choice I’d not considered and believe it to be powerful if executed properly. I really value everything I’ve received from my reader and wish I had follow-up questions, but AZ was thorough and straight to the point with their analysis, that there’s no need for follow-up.” — Matthew Hand, Screenwriter of Let There Be Light

“I thank you again for your useful criticism. It’s helpful to me to have professional comments on work that I’ve slaved over. Fluffy encouragement from services who just want to puff up a writer’s ego in order to keep them as a client are useless. I appreciate your honest and valuable reviews and will continue to seek your guidance.” — G. Galletta, Screenwriter of The Trials of Vlasta Burian

“Overall experience was excellent and professional. The ideas that the analyst gave allowed me to explore those options and help the story grow. Any input the analyst gave me was from a place of love. I will continue to tweak the story to add more tension which is what I feared was a problem. Good to know I am on the right track. It’s always nice to have feedback and I thank you for doing so. It has helped me a lot in moving forward with the story. Thank you.” — Ryan Hartley, Screenwriter of The Long Mile

“This was my second time working with Screenplay Readers and I can’t praise the service enough. My analyst was efficient and detailed with his feedback. And the feedback is direct and constructive, which is exactly what I need. I’m sure I can improve my script much further from here on. Highly recommended. :)” — Heath Chio Yen Sen, Screenwriter of Hunt

“Tremendous feedback. I didn’t expect the coverage Screenplay Readers provided for me. Very thorough. Will definitely submit again!” — Lane Fortenberry, Screenwriter of Laura

“You brought up some great points that I did not see, but once pointed out I saw them right away. This is my first time using a script coverage service and I was not disappointed. Great service.” — Erin Fair, Screenwriter of Hatred – A Love Story

“I have nothing but great things to say about my experience with Screenplay Readers and TZ’s coverage of my script, Nina. I received my coverage in a timely manner and the comments and suggestions were insightful. They filled my brain with more possibilities for improving my story and characters. This is precisely the fresh set of eyes I needed to help me polish my script and ultimately allow me to delve back into it with renewed vigor. Thanks for the tough love, much appreciated! I will be calling on Screenplay Readers again for my other screenplays.” — Michael Catangay, Screenwriter of Nina

“I am grateful for the detailed care and information provided by both readers. Truly worth the investment.” — Joey Lanai, Sleepwalk

“It was my first experience with Screenplay Readers, and may I say it was a great experience! The feedback from my analyst TZ was very insightful and detailed. The response from subsequent questions was prompt and useful too. And it is just great to understand how my script fared from a professional writer’s perspective so I can improve as a writer. I’ll definitely recommend this service and use it again myself.” — Heath Chio Yen Sen, Hunt

“I’ve used you guys for YEARS and you’re always great — well done. Your readers are awesome. I have never done one of these thingies before, but wanted to send a shout out to SR. I don’t think they have ever reviewed a script of mine before (I could be wrong because I’ve sent in SO many scripts) but these notes were so specific — even page notes — that they were beyond helpful. I think he really understood what I was going for and had great notes to enhance the piece. The notes have been easy to implement and are some serious icing on the cake. So a big thanks to SR!” — P. Kay, Blue Death

“I want to to thank you guys for a very satisfying analysis of my screenplay. I felt the reader judged the screenplay fairly, laid out constructive criticism that not only revealed the holes in the story but provided insightful suggestions as to what might work. The reader WS showed considerable knowledge of script breakdown and character development. I was also impressed with his understanding of the theme of the script and the importance of the dialogue between the characters. Thank you for helping me to better my script, and I will definitely use you guys again.” — D.K. Middlebrook, Just Like King

“Great notes and encouragement! I believe the improvements in the score speak to the great notes Juliet gave me in her last read, and I’m pleased she’s seen the progress.” — Jes Karen Sugrue, Broken Glass, Failure To Commit

“Second time using your services and really glad I made the choice! The comments are insightful and incredibly helpful and I definitely will be using Screenplay Readers coverage services again. It’s worth every penny.” — Thais Duarte, F.E.M.M.E.

“This was my first experience in receiving U.S. Studio-style script coverage, and it was a very positive one. My reader, DL2, did an excellent job in summarizing the script through the logline and synopsis. Her comments, both regarding what worked and what wasn’t, were pretty spot on, and I was impressed by the incisiveness of the comments. She also offered very good suggestions of how I might be able to tweak aspects of the story. I feel encouraged to embark on the next draft of the script, which is what you ultimately want after receiving feedback. Apart from the quality of the notes, the turnaround was super fast and for the price, I’d be happy to use your service again and recommend to others. Hopefully the next time is just as good!” — Max Conroy, Primal Scream

“Great job from the first script to this one. It’s interesting that the reader dealt with the larger issues in the first few reviews and tightened up her scrutiny as the script improved. The more the script improved the deeper she dug. Very nice work and I certainly will use JMc for the next couple of scripts in the works.” — Ron Kelly, Collapse

“This coverage service is very nice in that it gets back to you comparatively quickly and it is less expensive than many of the other coverage services out there. Seeing the scores for the different components is interesting and it’s a very good way to learn how to improve your writing.” — Kevin Steele, Art Renegade

“BH was great. He really connected with my script and championed the story wholeheartedly in his coverage. And his notes have helped me write an ‘incredible’ screenplay. Much thanks!” — Nwachukwu Nwanesi, The Incredible Mr. Anini

“The readers offered very insightful comments and criticisms when reading my script which allowed me to view my script from a different light, a professional one. Being new to this, I wanted a sample of what real industry professionals would say and I say I got that in spades. I can surely take from the advice that was given and make my script even better. Thank you guys!” — Mark Snelling, The Order Sanctus Pilot

“I think it’s a bit easier to give feedback when you get a pretty good analysis of your story. This is the first time I’ve used a professional script coverage service and it took so long because I only wanted to use the service once I felt I had written something worthy to get to a level for professional critiquing. The next step for me is to submit to festivals and I hoped an analysis will prepare me for this. Reading my scripts analysis really focused me on what to go back and tweak. Obviously the plus points were good to see and were a confidence booster, but the negatives found were excellent. Instead of getting a broad idea, I feel the analyst pinpointed an area that can be worked on. After taking some time to think through the feedback I received, I was very clear what I wanted to change. I must point out the analyst didn’t come off as telling me how to make the script better, but made a constructive case for how to make it better. I found this more helpful. I’ll also note that the three follow-up questions I had were a great extra to get, to make sure I had the right idea about the analysis. To be able to get this before entering festivals was really worth it and thank you very much for not just the detail, but speed of delivery. I’ll probably end up using this analysis as a guide on how to improve my own written coverage of scripts. I’ll be using the service again no doubt, right now though I’m going to check out the Script Hub. Thank very much again to TZ and Screenplay Readers.” — Kevin Ryan, Count Dracula – Freedom From Fandom

“I was very impressed with your reader’s smart notes and respectful, professional presentation.” — Kevin Linnehan, Trouble in Paradise

“If you want to become a better screenwriter, Screenplay Readers, is THE place. I was extremely impressed with their service. It is invaluable to have skilled readers provide a fresh set of eyes, and to see problems in your story that you might not have thought about. Their recommendations and advice are priceless!” — Bob Eichleberg, Just Three Sundays

“This exceeded my expectations by a country mile. I’ve paid other script consultants offering similar services on the net and this is by far, the best value. It was delivered in record time. The logline and synopsis were excellent. Also, the criticism was fair and thorough and I have much to improve on.” — Rob McCormack, Vigilman: The Dark Wave

“Any new screenwriter takes a risk when he/she pays for a script to be reviewed and critiqued: ‘Am I going to get intense feedback and helpful criticism that shows me the reader took the time to digest and care about my vision, or am I going to get ‘cut-and paste’ feedback about lack of character development, themes and momentum?’ Well, Screenplay Readers shocked me (in a great, refreshing way) with amazing, insightful perspectives on my screenplay that showed they really took the time to understand what I was trying to do — and make it better. To say that I was impressed is an understatement – I took a leap of faith and Screenplay Readers went above and beyond the call of duty.” — Jonathan C. Dailey, At the Mount of Greylock

“My script has been through numerous stages of development and feedback, and I submitted my pilot for feedback with Screenplay Readers just to see if it was as ready as everyone was telling me. I received a RECOMMEND, which is fantastic, but that isn’t the best part. I cannot tell you how spot on my reader’s comments were. They, of course, told me things I have heard before, but there were two notes that this person made that no one else has picked up on and that will be incredibly beneficial moving forward. And one of those notes was crucial to getting this script packaged with the right people. You have a reader with a great eye! Thank you so much!” — Dawn Fields Wise, Father Gate City

“This is what I needed! Reasonably priced, excellent quality review of my work. For what you get for your money, this is actually a steal. Just remember, I got a PASS and am still saying this. You can tell the analyst read the entire script and hit the good and the bad in my script. I really appreciate the kind words on the places I got it right, but definitely will use some of the suggestions provided in the weaker elements of my script. I’ve had others read my work, but you just can’t always get the quality of review that Screenplay Readers give. Now I know why some of the produced writers I know use this service. Will I use them in the future? Hell yes. Will I be able to get my writing up to the level that’s needed? With their help, maybe ! Thanks!” — Jeff Langham, Father Forgive Me – Past Sins

“Good honest feedback that has helped me a lot. It helped me cut a further four pages of my script that was just bogging it down.” — Andrew Whitehead, Control Theory

“No one around me could really tell me if I had a shot at screenwriting, because they have no idea. Having my first Short Script (ever) read by an analyst was a very interesting experience. I felt like I put in the work and took the test, I just needed a grade. My analyst (TZ) noticed the small details, the details I was so nervous would be overlooked. She didn’t tell me what to change, but offered thoughtful suggestions, as to what I could change to make the story better. All in all it felt very nice to have strong notes to work from, and to have a goal to work towards like that 1%.” — Joshua Pabon, Words in Every Step

“Well, OK, I got a pass. Better a pass from a reader here than a pass from a major studio executive!!! From the comments, it is clear I have a lot of work to do on the script. I am very very grateful to the reader, as s/he provided insightful and very detailed comments and criticism, which I will hopefully use to improve the script. I will definitely use your services again!!!” — Ronald Gans, Sean Shaugnessy

“Three drafts and 5 readers later the script is stronger than it was and nearly there. Thanks for all the thoughtful work!” — Chris Bancel, The Black Cat

“I am extremely grateful for the coverage your readers provided. I sent the script in knowing it wasn’t ready (it was only the first draft and written in seven days), but I was at a point where I didn’t know how to proceed further, and considering where I live, it is VERY difficult to find professional and objective readers. The team at Screenplay Readers provided EXACTLY what I needed! Their coverage told me what was good, things needing work, and most importantly, how to possibly improve them. I’m now ready and confident to take my script to the next level! Many thanks!” — Ryan Pfeiffer, Lady Killers: The Brass Comet

“Reader was very direct and effective in their analyzing of my script. More importantly the recommendations were constructive, concise and organized in order for me to apply going forward.” — Jay William Stephen, Bricks and Ivy

“Not only have I found your review helpful, I really enjoyed reading it.” — Thomas N. The Hoopla

“I am so pleased I discovered Screenplay Readers. The standard of service is the best I’ve come across. The quality of feedback is simply excellent and very helpful indeed.” — Tony Scotchmer, Tiger Burning

“Thank you for sending the coverage of my script from Screenplay Readers! Your readers’ critique and comments are most appreciated! I found their coverage to be – professional, polite, clear, concise, focused and fair. As this is my first screenplay, having received such important feedback, I definitely gain from their industry knowledge and writer’s perspective. The script coverage has given me lots of ideas to work with, and has renewed inspiration in my soul. I will likely be asking those questions at a later date, after there’s been time to absorb the helpful suggestions. Thank you Kaci! Thank you Readers! …and Thank you Screenplay Readers!” — Dave Kwan, Monsters at Work

“Very helpful. I reworked the screenplay taking into account many of the comments and insights. I’d like to submit it again to see how successful I’ve been in shoring up the weaker points. I think it would be interesting to have a different analyst’s comments but perhaps you recommend it be read by DL2 again. Please let me know your thoughts. Thanks for the help. Much appreciated.” — Rose DeGiacomo, All The Light We Cannot See

“This is simply what I needed to improve my script. Very valuable and really helpful coverage.” — Bharadwaj Dayala, One

“It’s an invaluable experience as screenwriter to receive coverage from an experienced reader. The clear, concise feedback chunks things down for me to get a better look on how to improve my story whilst keeping my vision in mind. I have repeatedly used your wonderful service and continue to do so, as I believe I have improved along the way.” — Stephen Degenaro, Raging Jake

“I’d like to thank you for this coverage. It was incredibly constructive and efficient, and completely worth the money. TZ offered at first the points that worked, which was very encouraging, and then went over what was wrong. Most importantly was detailed how to fix things. It was incredibly motivating and I’m already working on fixing it. I will definitely use this service again and recommend it for others. Thank you so much!” — Reagan Werner, 22 Steps

“Thanks so much for the feedback. I sent in an early draft and the suggestions are very helpful. It will assist me in targeting the areas I need to focus on in order to enhance the script. I believe it will be much stronger and more marketable when I am finished. It is always good to get an outside opinion when working so closely with a script. It would be great to resubmit it when I finish the next draft. Thanks again!” — Cindy Seiler, Out of Control

“I know that the analyst was pretty hard on my script, but I know that it was for my benefit. After I rewrite my script I will send it in for another go around with another analyst to see if it scores higher the second time around.” — Mitchell Whitaker, The Duel

“The notes your readers provided were insightful and were exactly what I was looking for moving forward into a second draft of my script. Although one gave it a consider rating (yay), the other was not as convinced and gave it a pass. Regardless, the latter had some overlap comments/areas that needed improving which I will use in conjunction with the notes from the reader who was more responsive to the material. I was expecting two passes and was elated to get a consider out of the gate… this enthusiasm has really lit a spark at the keyboard to keep going. I sent it in hoping to confirm areas I thought could use improving and both sniffed them out right away. And their insight on possible changes and character issues are immensely helpful. Would highly recommend your services.” — Barbara McDonough, The Reclusive Mr. Finch

“The readers got to the heart of my story and reflected back sound advice to help push it forward.”

Stuart Wright, Dead Soul Music

“The analysis was right on target and I could tell the reader had thoroughly reviewed my script. The report included many helpful suggestions and was very encouraging. I was impressed with the quick turn-around. It’s great to find a company that lives up to its promises.” — Loy Myers, Towtally Yours

“I feel they did a great job and gave me a couple of important things to look at that should help me with not only this script, but with my writing in general.” — Jeff Gress, Living A Lie

“I’ve been using Screenplay Readers for seven or eight years now, and have had many scripts read by them. Knowing nothing when I started writing, and I mean nothing, with their help I feel I’ve come a long way.” — Chad Smith, From A Kids Point of View

“I’m glad I used Screenplay Readers for coverage. Both readers were very through it their analysis of the screenplay. While the subject matter may have perhaps resonated more with one reader than the other, there was a clear intersection on what needed to be improved.” — E. O’Sullivan, The Cure

“Your service is so wonderful. For those of us who are dabbling in screen writing rather than full force putting ourselves in it, constructive criticism is mandatory. Here in Los Angeles if I had a nickel for everyone who had a crappy script they thought was incredible… well, I’m sure you agree. In any case your readers did such a fantastic job. I know I have an interesting idea, however I really wasn’t confident about the structure, dialogue and all of it really, so their very specific critique helped me see the areas of improvement. My script was definitely a PASS, meaning I was certain it was not up to par however, I wasn’t really sure what direction to go in the process of doing a second draft and they totally steered me in the right direction. I wish you all continued success, and I will definitely use you again in the future!” — N. Jones, Walk A Mile

“Feedback was honest and suggestions for changes were great. I’ve got a lot of work ahead of me, but I’m excited about my screenplay again and how the changes will benefit the story I want to tell. Cheers!” — Rainie Ovenden, One Last Hurrah

“I want to thank the reader who did the coverage for Red Raven (TV Pilot). This coverage hit the mark on every area and will be invaluable to me moving the script forward to new heights. If they were local, I’d buy him/her a cake :)” — Nineveh Shadrach, Red Raven

“Thanks for the feedback. It provided some new insight, and ways of further developing the story and characters that I couldn’t manage to think up before, but was nevertheless very definitely searching for. The only thing I actually disagreed with was that my grammar, spelling and punctuation sucked (the dreaded PASS)… but OK, FINE, I’ll take it! I can take it. It was quite helpful, I would say, even if a little painful for the first few minutes. It gave me some new inspiration, and was fairly decent at validating the good points in my script (though the analyst could’ve included a couple more good points regarding it, or if there were only one or two good points to even comment on in the first place, at least further emphasized them to keep it encouraging. In my experience, the scales can easily be tipped to discouraging in the arts, which is not what anyone participating in this field wants. I understand that obviously you want to mainly be effective with your feedback – what’s the point, otherwise? – but a little more genuine validation on the [admittedly maybe few] good points would have been good. BUT… it was still fairly constructive, which was appreciated.) . Anyways, I wrote it when I was 17, so it’ll definitely be good now to take a fresh look at it a few years later, and with some good tips under my belt. Thanks again for the feedback.” — C.B. Elias, Friendly Fire

“Wow! Very insightful, substantive professional analysis. Though I failed miserably, I’m not giving up. Your readers have given me much direction and I will heed their words. I’ll be back to you with another draft. Please convey more appreciation to all the readers.” — Anthony Fedele, The Man With The White Cane

“The evaluation was extremely helpful and did exactly what I was hoping for: highlighting the problems I wasn’t aware of and giving me new ideas on how to improve it. I don’t know who DL2 is, but he or she did a very good job. Thank you.” — Erez Genish, The Midnight Dance

“Your feedback for Unpromised is very, very helpful. Thank you for the speedy response. I now have a very clear idea of which protagonist I should focus on for driving the story forward.” — Jason Chan, Unpromised

“I just wanted to thank you and your reader for doing such a fine job reviewing my script. I can’t tell you how valuable it is for a self-taught screenwriter to have the type of feedback you deliver. After the initial bummed feeling of getting a PASS, I took my time to break down all the little issues and discovered a fundamental flaw with my other stories as well. It’s very helpful and I’d recommend you to anyone even seasoned vets that just want an extra set of eyes because sometimes we writers are too close to the material. Thanks again and best wishes.” — Ryan Clark, Heaven Help Me… Or Not

“The coverage was extremely helpful and done in a very prompt manner. You guys delivered everything you promised and the notes were truly invaluable. I will definitely use your service again in the near future and recommend it to anyone I know who needs coverage. Thanks again.” — Sean-Anthony Ashman, CTRL

“It is an incredible feeling to find out specifically what works and what doesn’t from informed eyes. I would not have had the courage to continue without the assessment I received, as it is practically invaluable to hear that yes, the formatting is correct, yes it actually reads like a movie. Thank you so much for your service, you’ve earned a repeat customer.” — Scott Selden, Let It Bleed

“Greatly appreciate the reviewer’s feedback on stuff that did not work, and ideas on how to fix it. It was right on the money! It appears that the reader is a pro … can’t thank him/her enough.” — Kalpana, Rejection Sustained

“When I first got the feedback I was kind of bummed out – but then I read it, I really read it and everything TZ said was true – and TZ said some very nice things too and good suggestions. It hit me – First, I really have the potential for a great story and TZ’s helped me see that. Second, I really have to put the time in and not be lazy – come up with really inventive plot twists and turns. I think your reader gave me very accurate feedback, has given me a new perspective and we’ll see where it goes. So – tell them thanks for me and I hope to use you again with a much better version in the future!” — J R Fisgus MD, The Right Thing

“Brian – Your readers are fantastic and highlighted elements of our script that we are too close to and therefore, unable to see clearly. Thank you so much. I hope to submit again with suggested improvements. You offer such a valuable service. Thank you for these intelligent, constructive commentaries.” — Andrea Morris, Baby Blue

“Brian, I had also been meaning to send a thank you email. Notes I received from your company helped me place in a top-tier competition and land representation. So, thank you!” — Jeffrey Storms, Buscone

“The coverage provided offered a detailed overview of what works, what doesn’t and ideas for improvement. I was apprehensive about getting coverage at first, but you guys proved what a helpful and inspiring tool professional script coverage could be. Thank you!” — Nick Barbera, Summer of Glory

“Overall pleased with read and comments. Reader did read script and we are pleased with her response. She came back with issues we knew we had and raised questions that we overlooked due to being too close’ to the project. We also ascertained what elements the reader pick up on and ones that were missed.” — Anthony D. Tried & True

“I knew getting coverage would pinpoint the areas I needed to strengthen to make it contest ready. Once I have made these changes, I am going to resubmit for another read with the same reader. Screenplay Readers is THE best coverage for all my scripts.” — Debra Johnson, Purpensula

“As usual, I’m very pleased with the quality of the coverage at SR. The readers notes have given me a lot to work with as I continue to improve the quality of this script and then SELL IT! I’ll probably re-submit one more time for a fresh, and hopefully final, read. Thanks again!” — Aaron Goldberg, Screenwriter

“Excellent help, Lynn. I know what to do next. You revealed (a) what I was unaware of doing, and (b) what I couldn’t articulate how I knew it needed to change. Now, I’ll commence staring again, at the page, until my forehead bleeds. Thanks.” — Tim Gehling, Untitled Western

“Thank you very much for the promptness and professionalism demonstrated by your readers. While I wish the feedback that I received was more positive, the issues with my script that they raised were most definitely helpful and valuable for my future revisions. Thanks again.” — Brick Andrews, The Five Chapters of Max

“Excellent concise coverage of the script and the reader highlighted a couple of things that I knew were not quite right and it was nice to get these confirmed. The reader also put forward a suggestion in regards to the project of taking it down another avenue and it makes sense. I’ve taken everything on board that was highlighted and really appreciate the constructive comments. I’m impressed enough that I’ll be sending another script within the next 48 hrs. Once again. Thanks.” — Jim Duncanson, Chase The Roses

“I’ve read the comments and will consider them in my rewrites for a more streamlined story. … You’ve given me room to grow and improve and it is appreciated.” — Johnny H. Moore, Elvis Has Left The Building

“Thanks for the coverage. I found it excellent. Succinct and to the point.” — Paul Streitz, Shakespeare In Italy

“Feedback is beyond helpful. Wow on the quick turnaround! I’m already into re-write. An independent, objective review is valuable. I’m tired of in-laws and friends in table reads. They are clueless. Hats off to Analyst TZ.” — Wayne Page, Barnstorm

“I’ve submitted two different treatments from two different films I’m working on. In both cases they were read by the same two readers. The feedback has been very helpful and valuable as I try to find holes and plug them. I think both readers did a fine job both synopsizing the scripts and giving valuable feedback. I think the numbers are pretty harsh, but that’s what I would expect from someone at an agency or studio. Before I send to agencies or producers I want to make sure that flaws in logic have been corrected and both the readers pointed these out. For me, with two screenplays I’m working on simultaneously, their comments also helped me see which script I should try to market first. I am super impressed by the quick turnaround time which I need right now, since I’m a tight time frame (my only time to write is summer. I’m very impressed with the service I’ve received and plan to keep using you guys as I try to make these scripts more marketable. Thanks!” — Clark Sayre, Lead

“Prompt turnaround – incisive comments which served to reinforce my own suspicions about the script – especially in terms of structure and characters. It is often difficult to attain the required objectivity when you’ve spent so much time on a script. You may have a suspicion that something doesn’t quite work, but you really do need someone with industry background to read and comment in a totally objective manner. I’ll be taking on all of the suggestions provided. I’ll have to kill a lot of my babies – but if it makes for a stronger script, so be it. Thanks to the reader. Even though it is only one person’s considered opinion, I am pretty sure other readers would come up with the same comments. I’ll be using your services again with the rewrite.” — PJ Dawson, Lucy Human

“I’m very satisfied with your services. If anything, your services have saved me from potential embarrassment, seeing that this was my first attempt at a screenplay. Nonetheless, and as discouraging as I thought this service would be, I find the quality of your offering rather empowering, so thank you.” — Cristian Rodriguez, Bunker

“The feedback has been and will be very helpful. I look forward to working with you guys again.” — Anthony Mbuagaw, CONsequences

“This was absolutely brilliant. Please thank my readers for me. Their insights are invaluable. I will definitely be using your services again.” — Mary Andonian, The Sound of Rain

“Really wonderful coverage. You have a great service, very helpful for the screenwriter who goes blind’ after too many drafts. I’ll keep you posted, and reply with a blurb if the coming draft makes progress out there in the real world.” — Wilson Peak, Mourning on the Aegean Odyssey

“This is the third set of notes I’ve received on this particular piece and I’m again blown away at the amount of detail and objectivity provided by the analyst. This has been such an exciting and enlightening journey and has totally quashed the pre-conceived notion of apathetic script readers in my mind. Screenwriting can be very daunting and isolating, especially for the newcomers. To have a professional, objective, and direct voice has saved me from the real pain of putting out a pre-mature project and getting my you know what’ handed back to me. Thanks again to the analysts who’ve gone above and beyond. Thank you for your blunt honesty that you somehow manage to deliver with great courtesy. That’s the thing that will bring me back in the future. The anonymity helps us all keep ego out of the equation and just get to the meat of the project.” — Jeffrey McKelvin, Resources

“A most excellent experience for a novice, equal to hours in a classroom, at least for me since I had invested so much time in creating the script and was not satisfied with it. Adapted from a book in collaboration with the author I made the mistake of following the true crime writing of the book … Thanks, it was worth the money.” — Bob Hofmaster, Wanton

“I really appreciate the feedback from your company. Honest and insightful. This is the first time my scripts have been read outside close friends and family. I really looked into the key points that were pointed out to me for improvement. Thank you so much for this pleasurable experience.” — Reveleno T. Bamberry, A Sons Shoulders & Proving Proverbs

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“Hi Brian. I wanted to drop you a line and let you know a screenplay I sent you all for coverage around a year back, Gravity’s Pull, was recently selected as a Top 10 finalist in the Francis Ford Coppola & American Zoetrope 2013 Screenplay Contest. The tough and fair criticism from your reader helped me pinpoint the weaknesses and improve the script.” — Robert Sivigny, Gravity’s Pull

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