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COVERAGE

WE OFFER A VARIETY OF COVERAGE SERVICES


  • 3 PAGE COVERAGE - TV PILOTS
    PODCASTS & SHORTS
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  • $85.00
  • REPORT LENGTH

    3 Pages
  • TURNAROUND

    2-5 Days
  • INCLUDES

    Overview: Location, Budget, Genre, Logline

    Craft Scorecard

    Industry Pass/Rec/Consider Scorecard

    The analysis will look at:

    Feedback covering: Premise, Character, Dialogue, Structure, Pace, Marketability & Conclusion. This will give the writer an overview of their screenplay and the key points that need to be improved.

    Gain Exposure
    Top 3 coverage scripts submitted each month sent to managers: SCOTT STOOPS (Good Fear), DANIEL SECO (Empirical Evidence) and Peter Katz (Story Driven) who are actively looking to rep new writers. (we will get all writers prior approval before sending their work out).




    FREE 13 Page Guide to Pitching included with all Coverage
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  • 3 PAGE COVERAGE
    FEATURES
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  • $95.00
  • REPORT LENGTH

    3 Pages
  • TURNAROUND

    2-5 Days
  • INCLUDES

    Overview: Location, Budget, Genre, Logline

    Craft Scorecard

    Industry Pass/Rec/Consider Scorecard

    The analysis will look at:

    Feedback covering: Premise, Character, Dialogue, Structure, Pace, Marketability & Conclusion. This will give the writer an overview of their screenplay and the key points that need to be improved.

    Gain Exposure
    Top 3 coverage scripts submitted each month sent to managers: SCOTT STOOPS (Good Fear), DANIEL SECO (Empirical Evidence) and Peter Katz (Story Driven) who are actively looking to rep new writers. (we will get all writers prior approval before sending their work out).




    FREE 13 Page Guide to Pitching included with all Coverage
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  • 6 PAGE COVERAGE
    ALL SCRIPTS
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  • $140.00
  • REPORT LENGTH

    6 Pages
  • TURNAROUND

    2-5 Days
  • INCLUDES

    Overview: Location, Budget, Genre, Logline

    Craft Scorecard

    Industry Pass/Rec/Consider Scorecard

    The analysis will look at:

    A detailed look at: Synopsis, Premise, Character, Dialogue, Structure, Pace, Marketability & Conclusion. Where and how the screenplay can be improved will be detailed throughout. References to similar films that might help the writer will be noted.

    Gain Exposure
    Top 3 coverage scripts submitted each month sent to managers: SCOTT STOOPS (Good Fear), DANIEL SECO (Empirical Evidence) and Peter Katz (Story Driven) who are actively looking to rep new writers. (we will get all writers prior approval before sending their work out).



    FREE 13 Page Guide to Pitching included with all Coverage
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  • 10 PAGE DEVELOPMENT
    COVERAGE - ALL SCRIPTS
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  • $210.00
  • REPORT LENGTH

    10 Pages
  • TURNAROUND

    2-5 Days
  • INCLUDES

    Overview: Location, Budget, Genre, Logline

    Craft Scorecard

    Industry Pass/Rec/Consider Scorecard

    The analysis will look at:

    Our most comprehensive feedback, detailing: Synopsis, Premise, Character, Dialogue, Structure, Pace, Visuals, Believability, Marketability & Conclusion. Where and how the screenplay can be improved will be detailed throughout. References to similar films that might help the writer will be noted.

    Gain Exposure
    Top 3 coverage scripts submitted each month sent to managers: SCOTT STOOPS (Good Fear), DANIEL SECO (Empirical Evidence) and Peter Katz (Story Driven) who are actively looking to rep new writers. (we will get all writers prior approval before sending their work out).

    FREE 13 Page Guide to Pitching included with all Coverage

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  • PROOFREADING
    ALL SCRIPTS
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  • $130.00
  • AN ANNOTATED COPY OF YOUR SCRIPT

  • TURNAROUND

    2-5 Days
  • INCLUDES

    Noting and Correcting:

    Spelling

    Punctuation

    Grammar

    Formatting














  • FREE 13 Page Guide to Pitching included
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· Our 3 Page report for TV Pilots, Podcasts & Shorts is for scripts up to 70 pages. All other Reports are for scripts up to 120 Pages. Because of the extra time taken to review longer scripts, we charge an additional $1 per page on scripts over these page lengths. 

FAQ’s

1) What is Script Coverage?

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. 

2) What Coverage services do you offer?

We offer:

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. 

3) Why do I need Coverage?

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. 

4) What type of script can I submit?

We accept Short Film scripts, TV Pilots, Podcast scripts, proof of concepts, and Feature screenplays. 
We do not accept Treatments, Series Bibles, or Novels. 

5) Am I getting value for money?

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. 

6) What’s your turnaround time?

You will receive your coverage within 2-5 days. Please put a note in the Notes box above or email us if you need a 24 Hour Turnaround. 

7) If a reader Recommends my script – will you send it onto your Industry Roster?

Each month our Top 3 scripts that have been forwarded for Coverage will be sent through to these members of our Industry Roster:

  • Scott Stoops – GOOD FEAR
  • Daniel Seco – EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE
  • Peter Katz – STORY DRIVEN

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. 

8) Do you own any rights over any submitted script?

No. We don’t ever hold any rights over your work. 

10) Do you accept scripts from around the world?

Absolutely. We have worked with writers from all over the world. 
However, all scripts must be written in English. 

11) Who are Shore Scripts?

Shore Scripts was set up to help emerging screenwriters break into the industry. 

Check out our About Us and Team pages. 

12) How qualified are your readers?

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.   

13) What if the reader isn’t interested in the type of stories I tell?

You are able to specify a Genre in the submission form. This is to help us assign your script to a reader who is a fan of the type of story you are telling.
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. 

14) What if I strongly disagree with the readers comments?

As we know, reviewing creative work is always subjective, so there may be some points which 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. 

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM YOUR COVERAGE SERVICE?

We offer three types of screenplay coverage depending on your needs: 3 Page Coverage, 6 Page Coverage, 10 Page Coverage & we also have a Proofreading Service. Details on each can be seen above. 

Our professional script coverage readers will give you an unbiased critique; tell you what’s working, what isn’t, and more importantly why. Our script coverage reports break down your screenplay into various categories, such as premise, character, dialogue, structure, pace, market potential and more depending on the depth of the coverage. This is a great way to identify problem areas. For example, you may have a brilliantly engaging protagonist, but aren’t upping the stakes enough.

If you’re an avid book reader, it’s likely that you’ve come across a self-published work by a new author and was able to immediately tell that they hadn’t used an editor or beta-tested their book with trusted readers. Just as authors use editors to help turn a good book into a great one, screenwriters use readers to do the same.

Similar to authors, it’s hard to step back and look at your own work objectively, especially when you’ve been so close to it for a long time, but as you’re effectively writing your screenplay in the hopes that it gets read, so getting feedback is essential.

Coverage offers up an impartial look at your script by someone who not only knows story inside and out, they know the industry. If you send your script to a studio, agent, or producer, and your screenplay 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 screenplay coverage, you can, meaning it’s a great tool to help make your script industry ready.

Our ultimate goal is, and always has been, is to help emerging writers break into the industry, and that’s exactly what our dedicated team of readers and consultants do. We have many years of experience behind us, and can deliver detailed and comprehensive script coverage at extremely reasonable rates.

All our readers take part in judging scripts for our annual Feature, TV Pilot, Short Film Fund & Podcast contests, and our growing alumni of Success Stories shows that we’ve got a great eye for talent. If one of our readers decides to champion your script and recommend it via coverage, it gets assessed by our internal team and with your permission, we’re able to send the script out to relevant members on our roster of Industry Professionals and Directors, meaning there’s also a great opportunity to gain exposure as well as gain helpful additional feedback and at no extra cost to the writer!

Want more? We have examples of our coverage reports. Click on the links to view our 3 Page script coverage, our 6 Page coverage and our 10 Page Development screenplay coverage. Writers can request a specific reader if they want to continue a working relationship. Check out our reader bios here