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COVERAGE

WE OFFER A VARIETY OF COVERAGE SERVICES

A professional’s feedback is paramount in helping you take your script to the next level. Our script readers are experienced consultants with many years and many successful projects under their belts. They have read for the likes of: Universal, Lionsgate, Working Title, BBC and many others.

Your script will also be assigned to a reader who is a fan of your chosen genre. TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF OUR READERS.

 

FAQ’s | SUBMIT YOUR SCRIPT FOR COVERAGE


  • 5 PAGE COVERAGE
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  • $125.00 95.00)
  • REPORT LENGTH

    5 Pages
  • TURNAROUND

    3-10 Days
  • INCLUDES

    Logline

    Detailed Synopsis

    Constructive notes focusing on:
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    Premise
    Structure
    Character
    Dialogue
    Pace
    Marketability
    Conclusion

    This will give the writer an overview of their screenplay and the key points that need to be improved.

    An Industry Scorecard will be included.


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  • DEVELOPMENT
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  • $200.00 153.00)
  • REPORT LENGTH

    10 Pages
  • TURNAROUND

    3-10 Days
  • INCLUDES

    Logline

    Detailed Synopsis

    A comprehensive critique of your script. The analysis will look at:
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    Premise
    Structure
    Character
    Dialogue
    Pace
    Visuals
    Believability
    Marketability
    Conclusion

    ALL IN GREATER DEPTH

    Where and how the screenplay can be improved will be detailed throughout. References to similar films that might help the writer will be noted.

    An Industry Scorecard will be included.
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  • SHORT SCRIPT COVERAGE

    - UP TO 35PAGES -

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  • $70.00 53.00)
  • REPORT LENGTH

    2 Pages
  • TURNAROUND

    3-10 Days
  • INCLUDES

    Logline



    The analysis will look at:
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    Premise
    Structure
    Character
    Dialogue
    Pace
    Marketability
    Conclusion


    An Industry Scorecard will be included.
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  • PROOFREADING
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  • $125.00 95.00)
  • SCRIPT LENGTH

    UP TO 120 PAGES

    LONGER THAN 120 PAGES?

    75P ($1) PER EXTRA PAGE
  • TURNAROUND

    3-10 Days
  • INCLUDES

    Noting and Correcting:

    Spelling

    Punctuation

    Grammar

    Formatting
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    Please stipulate on the form below if this is for UK or US English.
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    Over 120pages?

    Upload your script as normal and pay.
    We will then email you with the added pages price.





    Please upload a PDF file.
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  • IN PERSON OR SKYPE CONSULTATION
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  • $250.00 190.00)
  • 1 HOUR CONVERSATION


    WE HAVE CONSULTANTS BASED IN LA & LONDON

    OR YOU CAN SKYPE ANY OF OUR CONSULTANTS
  • TURNAROUND

    YOU'LL SCHEDULE A DATE WITH THE CONSULTANT
  • INCLUDES

    Script read by Consultant prior to conversation

    Brief bullet points on the various topics the Consultant finishes to speak with you about

    1 Hour Conversation - Face to Face or over Skype

    2 Page of follow up notes on what was discussed and how your work can be improved

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  • SEE OUR

    CONSULTANTS
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I received a 4-5 page analysis of my full length screenplay and I would fully recommend the service. The Shore Scripts team provided a thoughtful and consistently clear analysis of my script. They recognized the anomalies and unanswered questions within the script and they identified how to make my story more structured, my characters clearer and my ending more satisfying. As a writer, I put my heart and soul into my work and it’s sometimes difficult to hand something over for critical appraisal but I found their advice to be respectful and encouraging. Most importantly, their knowledge of the industry combined with their enthusiasm for scriptwriting gave me with a deeper understanding of how to appeal to a commercial market without undermining the story I wanted to tell. 

Karen Murphy

Last year I gave Shore Scripts a try. I submitted a screenplay, paid a modest fee for standard coverage, and received six pages of invaluable feedback: Detailed analysis of what I wrote, not the reader’s projected issues. Story, structure, characters, dialogue, pacing. What works, what doesn’t, and why. Along with suggestions for improvement and what distinguishes the writer’s voice.

Now instead of forcing myself to write a script every year or two, I write at some point every day. The entire process is joyful. I look forward to the feedback as much as I do the next day of writing. Though I have a full-time job and other responsibilities that claim my time, I’ve written three scripts over the past year with the assistance of Shore Scripts’ coverage and grown tremendously as a writer.

Regardless of the competition results, or whether something of mine sells, which no service can guarantee, I know where I can go for what every writer needs: excellent analysis of their work. So, I will keep writing, and keep coming back to Shore Scripts for coverage.

Michael Mack

The script analysis was very helpful mainly by enhancing my self-confidence in writing! The reviewer offered constructive criticism that enabled me to get back into fine tuning the script.

Martine Allard

Shore Scripts’ feedback is honest and hugely beneficial. The constructive criticism is there to truly help give you a better insight into the potential of your script. One can clearly see the time and effort that went into the detailed analysis. The fee for the service is extremely reasonable. Highly recommended!

Aly Lalji

One of the toughest aspects of rewriting is differentiating between what is and isn’t working. The feedback from the analysis clearly identified both and considered all angles of the script including the artistic, the technical, and the practical. The tone was also extremely encouraging – it really felt like they wanted me to create the tightest, most polished story possible.

Deborah Heslop

The comments provided were extremely invaluable to me and will really help when approaching the next draft. 

Sam Uhlemann

Thank you so much for such a detailed and comprehensive feedback!   It really helps with my ongoing editing and script development.   Will take all your wonderful suggestions into consideration.

Oksana Cobb

The feedback I received through the analysis was very constructive and the insight from professionals really inspired me to continue my pursuit of scriptwriting.

Jesse Harp

When writers are ready to receive feedback on a screenplay, they often rely on friends or people within their microcosm to give them feedback. 

To have an anonymous reader objectively go through a script and point out the good, the bad, and the ugly, is invaluable. As a professional screenwriter, I have received many sets of coverage – but the one from Shore was especially helpful and thoughtfully written. The reader’s understanding of storytelling- broken down into structure, character etc. – was very impressive. I highly recommend using their services.

Hugo Venning

Based on what I read online, I entered my current script in the Shore Scripts contest. I paid the extra few bucks for an analysis. Surprisingly, the analysis came within a week. It’s almost 5 pages and is all about my script (no boilerplate text). It’s clear to me that the reviewer put significant time and energy into this critique, and the personal style of the writing leads me to think he/she is being genuine. 

But the most valuable parts of any critique are the suggestions for improvement. The reviewer made 6 specific recommendations which seem spot-on. I will probably do exactly as suggested. 

So far, I recommend this contest, even if I don’t advance very far.

John Van Roekel

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 at the end. Scripts that were marked Recommend would get passed up the food chain. The writer would never be privy to these comments. 

Coverage services like our own are different. 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 on 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:

2-Page Script Coverage – For scripts with a maximum length of 35 pages – 2 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. 

5-Page Script Coverage – For Feature, TV-Pilot/Web Series, and Short Film Scripts – 5 pages of constructive notes that focus on: Premise, Structure, Character, Dialogue, Pace, Marketability, and a Conclusion. It will give you a clear overview of your screenplay. 

10-Page Script Development – For Feature, TV-Pilot/Web Series, and Short Film Scripts – 10 pages of feedback on all areas of your screenplay, including Premise, Structure, Character, Dialogue, Pace, Visuals, Believability, Marketability, and a Conclusion. It also includes an industry scorecard. Great for a comprehensive critique of your screenplay.  

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. 

1 Hour Face to Face or Skype Consultation – Discuss your screenplay face to face with one of our experienced screenplay readers. All aspects of your screenplay will be covered, with a specific focus on the weakest elements. The writer may note on the form below any areas they wish the consultant to pay special attention to. After your consultation, you will receive a 2-page report covering everything that was discussed. 

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 a long time, but feedback is essential. Coverage offers up an objective 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 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, meaning it’s a great tool to help make your script industry ready. 

4) What type of script can I submit?

We accept short scripts, proof of concepts, TV Pilots (all lengths), and Feature screenplays. 
Please do not send us 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. You may find a couple of other coverage companies that are slightly cheaper than ours. It’s worth comparing their coverage to ours. We strongly believe that we offer the best coverage out there. Feel free to contact us with any questions. 

6) What’s your turnaround time?

Usually, a writer will receive his or her coverage within 5 days. Our maximum turnaround time is 10 days from submission. This time is needed to ensure we deliver the most constructive feedback possible. 

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

No. We don’t ever hold any rights over your work. Ownership remains 100% yours. 

8) Can I see samples of your coverage?

Absolutely. Please click the links below. 

2 PAGE SHORT SCRIPT COVERAGE

5 PAGE COVERAGE

10 PAGE COVERAGE 

9) Do you accept scripts from around the world?

Absolutely. We have worked with writers from all over the world. 
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?

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. 

14) If I resubmit a script for coverage, can I choose the same reader?

Yes. Please email us about this

15) 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. 

SUBMIT FOR COVERAGE

If you’d prefer to submit via Paypal, please email us at contact @ shorescripts.com