- 2-5 day turnaround
- For treatments up to 10-pages + title page
WHAT OUR WRITERS SAY
Our experienced readers have read for some of the biggest studios and production companies out there, including Universal, Lionsgate, Working Title, BBC, Netflix, and many others. Here are some of the members of our team.
ANNUAL STATEMENT OF TRANSPARENCY.
Shore Scripts is proud to provide the following information as per our pledge to the Women of Color Unite (WOCU)’s Screenwriting Contest Transparency Initiative. VIEW THE REPORT
Script Coverage is a reader’s thorough analysis of a writer’s work. Coverage started out in Studios where readers were employed to read countless scripts so that the producers didn’t have to! These reports were purely for internal use, with the reader marking a script with a Pass, Recommend, or Consider. Scripts that were marked Recommend would get passed up the food chain. The writer would never be privy to these comments.
Our coverage service is more than that. Our sole intention is to help a writer create a better draft of their work. To get it to a point where it’s ready to be sent out to people in the industry. We are completely honest over what we feel does and doesn’t work, giving clear reasons for our opinions. When analyzing a screenplay, our readers focus and write about the Premise, Structure, Character, Dialogue, Pace, Visuals, Believability, Marketability, and provide a Conclusion. We make suggestions throughout the coverage as to how the writer can improve their story.
We offer different types of feedback, so it’s worth checking out which is best for you.
3-Page Script Coverage – 3 pages of notes that focus on: Premise, Structure, Character, Dialogue, Pace, Marketability, and a Conclusion. It will give you a clear overview of your short screenplay. It also includes an industry scorecard.
6-Page Script Coverage – 6 pages of constructive notes that focus on: Premise, Structure, Character, Dialogue, Pace, Marketability, and a Conclusion. This also includes a detailed Synopsis and industry scorecard. It will give you a clear overview of your screenplay coverage.
10-Page Script Development – 10 pages of feedback covering all aspects of your screenplay, including: Premise, Structure, Character, Dialogue, Pace, Visuals, Believability, Marketability, and a Conclusion. It also includes a detailed Synopsis and industry scorecard. Great for a comprehensive critique of your screenplay coverage.
Proofreading – Script readers always pick up on spelling, punctuation, grammar, and formatting mistakes, so it’s essential that your script is polished before sending it out into the industry. We will go through your screenplay and mark up all errors.
It’s hard to step back and look at your own work objectively when you’ve been so close to it for so long, but feedback is essential. Coverage offers up an objective look at your script by someone who not only knows story inside and out, but also the industry. If you send your script to a studio, agent, or producer, and if your screenplay actually gets read, you’ll never be privy to the notes that were written by the reader, meaning you’ll never get the chance to address the issues raised in their report. With coverage, you can, helping you to make your script industry ready.
We accept Short Film scripts, TV Pilots, Podcast scripts, proof of concepts, and Feature screenplays.
We do not accept Treatments, Series Bibles, or Novels.
Having constructive honest feedback is crucial in order to get your screenplay to a point where it’s ready to be sent out into the world. Our readers have read for some of the top production companies in the world. We deliver comprehensive notes that cover all aspects of your screenplay. We strongly believe that we offer the best coverage service out there. Feel free to contact us with any questions.
You will receive your coverage within 2-5 days.
Each month our Top 3 scripts that have been forwarded for Coverage will be sent through to these members of our Industry Roster:
And what’s more, if a reader recommends that our senior staff read your script, we will do so. If we feel that it’s suited for someone on our roster, we will approach the writer to see if he/she is happy for us to send it out.
So, yes, if we love your work, we’ll get it out to our industry and directors roster.
No. We don’t ever hold any rights over your work.
Absolutely. We have worked with writers from all over the world.
However, all scripts must be written in English.
Our readers have read for some of the successful production companies in the world. They include Universal, Working Title, Lionsgate, Vertigo Films, BBC, Anchor Bay Ent, Creative Europe Media, The Fyzz, Austin Film Festival, Wildgaze, Goldfinch, and others.
Our readers have a wealth of experience and a wide diversity of experience. To help align your script with the right reader, you are able to specify a Genre and enter Comments for the Reader on the submission form. If you have used one of our readers before and would like them to read your work again, you can do so in the submission form. This is charged with an additional fee of 15%.
As we know, reviewing creative work is always subjective, so there may be some points that you don’t completely agree with. However, if you have serious concerns about your coverage, please contact us with the details and we’ll get back to you asap.