"Coverage" is a written report detailing the strengths and weaknesses of a script.
Our standard script coverage includes the following:
A "logline" is a short (usually one or two sentence) description of a script or finished project. For some examples click here.
Development coverage provides a more detailed critique of the script. It also includes specific suggestions on how to make it better.
We strive to be as fair and objective as possible in critiquing your script. Our focus is primarily on the strengths and weaknesses of the script. We're not here to judge "what" you write, but rather "how" it is written. This is determined by what the material seems to be saying and how well it is said. Some of the questions we ask are as follows:
Depending on the work load, standard script coverage will usually be completed between two to four weeks after receipt of your materials. For development coverage, please allow an additional week or two. In the case of RUSH SERVICE, these times are generally cut in half.
In order to receive any of our services (including script coverage), you'll need to submit the following:
You certainly can, but in order to receive the maximum benefit, you should submit your script after you've at least attempted to address obvious weaknesses. At that stage, we may be able to provide you with insight about what's not working in the script.
No. In all honesty, no one really knows the answer for sure. Every year, films that are thought to be "sure fire hits" fail. Meanwhile, films thought to have only marginal box office potential become major successes. For example, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" became the highest grossing romantic comedy of all time despite being passed by every major distributor in Hollywood.
Besides, not every writer is interested in writing mass market films. Our goal is simply to let you know whether or not you have written a well-crafted script that expresses its ideas clearly.
Rather than encourage you to pander to often misguided notions of what is "commercial," our goal is to help you fulfill the objectives of the material. In other words, rather than tell you what to write, we strive to help you write the story you want to tell.
Here are some basics:
If so, please click here.