SHORE SCRIPTS | SCRIPT COVERAGE

• 3 REASONS WHY OUR COVERAGE SERVICE STANDS OUT FROM THE REST 

1. THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE SCRIPT NOTES

script coverage2-5 DAY TURNAROUND | OFTEN FASTER
We get your coverage back quickly so you can get on with your script’s development!

script readerTAILORED FEEDBACK TO YOUR NEEDS
Our screenplay readers will create tailored coverage to suit your individual needs. Whether you’re looking for condensed or comprehensive feedback for your Feature, TV Pilot, or Short, we’ve got you covered, helping you to write your very best screenplay. 

2. GET YOUR SCRIPT READ BY THE INDUSTRY

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SCRIPT CIRCULATION
Each month, with the writer’s permission, we send the best 3 scripts received via our coverage service to Managers on our Industry Roster.

Scott Stoops (Good Fear), Sean Dubravac (Entertainment Lab), Zack Zucker (Bellevue Productions), Peter Katz (Story Driven), and Steven Russell (Collective Talent) have all agreed to receive details of our 3 Best Scripts of the Month. All are actively looking to sign talent.

 

screenplay editorFREE PITCHING GUIDE
For everyone who submits for coverage, we will send you our FREE PDF Guide to Pitching yourself and your screenplay. 

 

3. THE MOST EXPERIENCED COVERAGE TEAM

screenplay readerOur dedicated Coverage Service Manager liaises between you the writer, and our reader team, ensuring we produce the most comprehensive, actionable script feedback offered by any coverage service out there, to help you craft your very best screenplay that will take you and your career to the next level. 

script analystOur script readers are arguably the most experienced in the industry. They are writers in their own right with produced credits, and reps, including WME, UTA, and others. They have read for major studios and production companies. There’s no better team of readers out there to review your work. 

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SCRIPT COVERAGE OPTIONS

3 PAGE COVERAGE
FEATURES & 1-HOUR TV PILOTS

Coverage Report includes a Logline and feedback on your script’s Premise & Theme, Hook, Stakes & Plot, Characters, Dialogue & Sound, Structure & Pace, Producibility, and overall Presentation. Plus a Conclusion providing a summary of your script’s key strengths and areas for improvement. Includes an Industry Scorecard.

✔ 2-5 day turnaround
✔ Scores and Industry Pass/Consider/Recommend
✔ Detailed Coverage
✔ Additional industry exposure offered to submissions with strong evaluations

3 PAGE COVERAGE
½-HOUR TV PILOTS & SHORTS

Coverage Report includes a Logline and feedback on your script’s Premise & Theme, Hook, Stakes & Plot, Characters, Dialogue & Sound, Structure & Pace, Producibility, and overall Presentation. Plus a Conclusion providing a summary of your script’s key strengths and areas for improvement. Includes an Industry Scorecard.

✔ 2-5 day turnaround
✔ Scores and Industry Pass/Consider/Recommend
✔ Detailed Coverage
✔ Additional industry exposure offered to submissions with strong evaluations

6 PAGE COVERAGE
ALL SCRIPTS

Coverage Report includes a Logline and provides detailed notes on your script’s Premise & Theme, Hook, Stakes & Plot, Characters, Dialogue & Sound, Structure & Pace, Producibility, and overall Presentation. Plus a Conclusion providing a summary of your script’s key strengths and areas for improvement. Includes a Synopsis & Industry Scorecard.

✔ 2-5 day turnaround
✔ Scores and Industry Pass/Consider/Recommend
✔ A detailed feedback option with actionable suggestions for improving your script
✔ Additional industry exposure offered to submissions with strong evaluations

10 PAGE DEVELOPMENT COVERAGE | ALL SCRIPTS

10-page Development Notes Report includes a Logline and provides detailed notes on your script’s Premise & Theme, Hook, Stakes & Plot, Characters, Dialogue & Sound, Structure & Pace, Producibility, and overall Presentation. Plus a Conclusion providing a summary of your script’s key strengths and areas for improvement. Includes a Synopsis & Industry Scorecard.

✔ 2-5 day turnaround
✔ Scores and Industry Pass/Consider/Recommend
✔ Our most comprehensive coverage
✔ Additional industry exposure offered to submissions with strong evaluations

2 PAGE COVERAGE
TREATMENTS

Coverage Report giving feedback on your script Treatment (max. 11 pages incl. the Title Page), providing feedback on your logline, story or series, character descriptions, and suggestions for development and honing your pitch.

✔ 2-5 day turnaround
✔ Breaking down the key contents of what makes an effective treatment.
✔ The perfect preparation for marketing your story

2 PAGE COVERAGE
FIRST 10 PAGES

Coverage Report giving feedback on the First 10 Pages of your longer script (min. 20 pages), providing detailed feedback on the opening scenes, initial world building, character introductions, the inciting incident, and story development potential.

✔ 2-5 day turnaround
✔ Detailed feedback on the opener and the narrative potential of your script.
✔ The perfect preparation for writing your screenplay
✔ Development suggestions tailored to your story’s premise

SCREENPLAY PROOFREADING

A complete annotated copy of your screenplay noting Spelling, Punctuation, Grammar & Formatting issues.

✔ 2-5 day turnaround
✔ Get your screenplay industry ready

SHORE WRITERS HAVE GONE ON TO WRITE AND DIRECT FOR:

OUR PROFESSIONAL SCRIPT READERS

Our experienced screenplay 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 a continuation of our pledge to the Women of Color Unite (WOCU)’s Screenwriting Contest Transparency InitiativeVIEW THE REPORT

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 about 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 & Theme, Hook, Stakes & Plot, Characters, Dialogue & Sound, Producibility, and overall Presentation, 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 the following coverage options:

3-Page Script Coverage – 3 pages of constructive notes giving feedback on your script’s Premise & Theme, Hook, Stakes & Plot, Characters, Dialogue & Sound, Structure & Pace, Producibility, and overall Presentation. Plus a Conclusion that provides a summary of your script’s key strengths and areas for improvement. It also includes a logline and an industry scorecard.

6-Page Script Coverage – 6 pages of actionable development notes giving feedback on your script’s Premise & Theme, Hook, Stakes & Plot, Characters, Dialogue & Sound, Structure & Pace, Producibility, and overall Presentation. Plus a Conclusion that provides a summary of your script’s key strengths and areas for improvement. This also includes a detailed Synopsis, a logline, and an industry scorecard. 

10-Page Script Coverage – 10 pages of detailed development notes giving feedback on your script’s Premise & Theme, Hook, Stakes & Plot, Characters, Dialogue & Sound, Structure & Pace, Producibility, and overall Presentation. Plus a Conclusion that provides a summary of your script’s key strengths and areas for improvement. This also includes a Synopsis, a logline, and an industry scorecard. Our most comprehensive & detailed feedback option. 

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 errors and items for improvement. 

In addition, we offer the following short reports for Treatments & the 1st 10 Pages of your script:

2-Page Script Coverage – Treatments – 2 pages of notes giving feedback on your treatment (max. 11 pages incl. the Title Page) providing key feedback on the contents, your logline, story or series breakdown, character roles, and suggestions for your pitch. The perfect preparation for marketing your story.

2-Page Script Coverage – The first 10 pages of your script – 2 pages of notes giving feedback on the first 10 pages of your longer script (min. 20 pages), giving detailed feedback on your logline, the opener, establishment, backstory, potential for narrative & character arcs, and conflict. Development suggestions tailored to your story’s premise.

 

 

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 Treatments/Outlines i.e. short prose texts of up to 10 pages intended to capture your story idea, Short Film scripts, TV Pilots, and Feature screenplays. 

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. 

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
  • Sean Dubravac – ENTERTAINMENT LAB
  • Steven Russell – COLLECTIVE TALENT
  • Zack Zucker – BELLEVUE PRODUCTIONS

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. 

9) 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. 

10) 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. 

11) 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.   

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

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%.

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

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. 

14) Do you use AI to evaluate screenplays?

Shore Scripts does not use any AI systems to review and evaluate screenplays entered for coverage, or contest submissions. Every script is read and coverage notes written by our experienced team of script readers. Go to our Team page to see more information on our readers. 

15) What are the maximum page lengths you accept for each format?

Recommended Page Lengths (Not including the Title Page) are as follows:

Feature scripts should ideally be within 80-120 pages.

½-Hour TV Pilots should be within 5-30 Pages and 1-Hour TV Pilots should be within 40-70 Pages.

Short film scripts and web series pilot scripts should be within 2-30 pages

For all of the above formats, writers can exceed the recommended limits by up to 30 pages, with an additional fee of $1 per page.

For our 2-page reports, we only accept the first ten (10) pages of a longer script (min. 20 pages), or treatments up to ten (10) pages long for Features, TV Pilots, Shorts, and Animation screenplays.

16) Do I need to enter a logline with my submission?

A logline is not compulsory when submitting completed scripts, but when submitting your First 10 Pages for a 2-page coverage report, we strongly recommend that you include one. This will ensure that the reader better understands the proposed concept, and can give feedback based on, and specific to, your vision for the final script.