This is the same type of report your script would get if you submitted it to an agent, producer, studio or network. It's like a book report, designed to help industry decision makers figure out if it's worth their while to read your material.
With the Script Coverage Report Notes you get:
Logline (a one to three sentence story description), Comment Summary, Grid Score (a report card on various script elements such as Character Development, Structure, Story Concept, Theme and Dialogue), Synopsis, General Comments, and an Overall Mark of Pass, Consider or Recommend. 3-4 pages in length.
If your material gets a Consider or a Recommend, we will alert our industry contacts. If it gets a Recommend, we will also make phone calls to specific companies which are looking for your specific material.
$149.00 (U.S.$) Screenplay; $1 per each additional page over 120 pages. (does not include synopsis)
$99.00 (U.S.$) Screenplay Resubmission; $1 per each additional page over 120 pages. (does not include synopsis)
2 week turnaround for screenplays. Clock starts once we receive materials and payment (If paying by check, it must clear our bank first).
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Deluxe Script Coverage
These notes are similar to those given to professional writers when they work one-on-one with a creative or development executive. They provide more in-depth feedback than the coverage report.
If your screenplay gets a Consider or a Recommend, we will send the coverage to our contacts who are looking for your specific material. We've been doing this a number of years and have great contacts. If it gets a recommend, we will also make phone calls as well.
With the Deluxe Script Coverage Development Notes you get:
Logline (a one to three sentence story description), Comment Summary, Grid Scores (a report card on various script elements such as Character Development, Structure, Story Concept, Theme and Dialogue), Synopsis, General Comments, and an Overall Mark of Pass, Consider or Recommend - for the material.
Separate paragraphs are included for: Synopsis, Structure, Dialogue / Writing Style, Scene Transitions / Act Breaks, Characters, Tone/Setting, Commercial Appeal, First Ten Pages, Theme and Conclusion. 6-8 pages in length.
$239.00 ( U.S.$) Development Notes - For Screenplays Only; $1 per each additional page over 120 pages.
$189.00 ( U.S.$) Resubmission Discount; $1 per each additional page over 120 pages. (does not include synopsis)
2 week turnaround. Clock starts once we receive materials and payment (If paying by check, it must clear our bank first).
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TV Script Coverage
Find out if you have a great spec or pilot script. Our readers are familiar with all the current shows. If is best that you submit a spec TV script based on a current show.
Here’s what you’ll get:
A 3-4 page single-spaced assessment of the material which includes feedback on character, dialogue, structure, and premise in terms of what works and what doesn’t. Suggestions will be made for improving it.
Overall the coverage will let you know if you have a script that works for the show you are writing for. This means consistency in character, tone and subject matter. Your characters must relate to each other the same way as they do on the show that is on the air.
You’ll get a rating of “pass” or “consider.” A “pass” means that you need to work on it and a “consider” means that with your permission, we will alert the industry about it provided that you send us one more spec that we give a consider to.
Can we help you get work or an agent?
Possibly but there’s no guarantee of this. In terms of a referral to the industry, here’s how it works. One great TV spec is nice but unlike a spec feature, no one in the industry will take notice of one TV script, especially if it’s a pilot (original show) based on your own idea. New writers just don’t sell series pilots. They first become staff writers and move up the ladder to become show runners before they can sell a pilot. So we’re going to need at least TWO great specs from you before we alert the industry of your work. One can be a pilot but as we just said, don’t expect to sell it. The two scripts will act more as writing samples to get you a writing assignment or an agent. Also, you don’t have to submit two scripts at the same time. If your first one gets a “consider” send us your second script anytime after that and if it too gets a glowing report, we’ll alert the industry with your permission. Whether they respond to your material like we responded to it, we just don’t know so we don’t make any promises. All we guarantee is a quality assessment of your material.
30 Minute Sitcom $99.00 (50 pages max in TV format; $1 per each additional page over 50)
60 Minute Drama $129.00 (70 pages max in feature screenplay format; $1 per each additional page over 70)
2-3 week turnaround. Clock starts once we receive materials and payment (If paying by check, it must clear our bank first).
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If you are contemplating writing a screenplay or TV Movie, you should write a treatment first. This is basically a 4-20 page, double-spaced short story of what your screenplay will be about. It will act as a roadmap for your story, guiding you in the writing process and helping you develop the script’s structure. Story structure is the toughest part of a script to get right. It’s how your story builds in drama, and it contains all the twists and turns needed to keep the reader and audience riveted.
The treatment will show our experienced story analysts what is working and what isn’t with your story. It’s so much easier to fix it in the treatment stage than it is in the screenplay stage. That’s because with a screenplay when you change one thing, ten others need changing, and when you change those ten things, fifteen other things need changing and so on and so forth. It’s a house of cards. Get the story right in the treatment stage and the script will be a lot easier to write.
You may submit a treatment based on a feature, TV or cable movie. It should be a minimum of 4 double-spaced pages to give our readers a chance to properly assess you r story. It must be a fully realized story.
Here’s what you get:
Our story analysts will read your treatment and write a three-page, double-spaced coverage report of your story. It will include an assessment of your story’s premise, structure, main characters, act breaks, and ending with appropriate suggestions. It will also include an opinion of your story’s commercial appeal.
Can a treatment contain dialogue?
It can but sparingly just to give it the “flavor” of your main characters.
Do I have to include every story beat?
No, otherwise it would be as long as the screenplay. Include the act breaks and major plot points. Make the theme and character arcs obvious. What is at stake for the hero?
Will you help me sell the treatment?
We do not offer industry referrals for treatments since it ’s so very rare that unproduced writers sell treatments. Our feedback will help you to write your screenplay, which can then be sent to us for a critique and possible industry referrals.
What if I don’t have a complete story? Will you help me finish it?
No. This service is designed to help you fix a completed story, not help you write one that isn’t finished.
Treatment Critique $75.00 This service is for a 4- to 20-page double-spaced treatment. One inch margins around the entire page. Add $1 per each additional treatment page over 20.
2-3 week turnaround
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