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We provide our clients with the unique ability to see what their coverage would look like if their screenplay had been submitted, and include comprehensive advice on how to improve the screenplay on every level!
Many agents and production companies will ask to see a coverage report on your script from someone like us. Now you'll have one! As well as valuable advice.
screenplay might be a few changes away from becoming a great story, and all you need is the fresh eyes of someone who has given feedback on hundreds, if not thousands, of screenplays.
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Our readers have read for Showtime, Paramount, Spike TV, HBO, TriStar, Miramax, FOX Studios, Section 8, P.E.A. Films, Rysher Entertainment, Comedy Central, Lions Gate, New Regency, Dimension, Beacon, Outlaw Productions, Alliance/Atlantis, Hollywood Films (a division of Disney), Crossroad Films, Out Of The Blue Entertainment, The Radmin Company, Ambush Entertainment, and many more.
We have multiple readers that have read for the largest talent agency (CAA), Innovative Artists, and the Blue Cat Screenplay Competition. We have the top Script Reader for the William Morris Agency for four years - and our readers have had scripts produced by Disney, Lions Gate, NBC, Spike, Hallmark Channel, USA and the CW.
Most of our readers have now been with us for multiple years, and can add those years to their initial required 5-10 years of experience reading for studios, production companies, or agencies. The initial selection process included wading through over 200 resumes.
Our staff judged all screenplays in the 6th Annual Big Apple Film Festival's screenplay competition. Most of our readers are currently selling screenplays and/or publishing novels on their own, in addition to their reading here.
Our integrity promise: Many services instruct their readers to give positive spins on their script coverage reports, in hopes of encouraging the client to come back for more business. Our readers are given no special grading instructions. Honesty and constructive criticism is what keeps our clients coming back! Approximately 90% of submissions receive a Pass score, 8% Consider, and 2% Recommend.
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Highest Scoring Coverage Reports
March 1st - March 31st, 2014:
Henry and Ella by Janice Deaner
"When a young white woman escapes a prison where she's been abused repeatedly, she finds a colleague in a young black man who helps her, and together they flee to freedom."
Impunity by Jamie Pohotsky "A former agent returns to the International Criminal Court to track and apprehend a Northern Ugandan war criminal, unaware that his PTSD-laden ex-wife has been recruited by the CIA to hunt and kill the same warlord."
Hacienda by Phillip Schneider "A young designer travels to Mexico to transform a crumbling Hacienda into a modern resort, only to find that she is the key to unlocking the ancient curse of a Mayan god."
"Just wanted to update you on the coverage you provided me on my script, SOLACE... Not only did the movie have its world premiere at the Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, CA earlier this month but it also won the Jury Award for Best Dramatic Narrative Feature. Thanks again for all of your assistance!" -Vandon Gibbs, author of “Solacce"
"The screenplay you gave me coverage on, AGAINST THE WILD, was produced and just sold in the US for a blockbuster amount to Stars/Anchor Bay. Also sold in several foreign territories were it will air in prime time on a number of national broadcasters. Now I'm writing the sequel which takes place in Africa. Thanks for your help!" -Richard Boddington, author of “Against the Wild" SUCCESS!
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"Eternal Damned Nation, a screenplay I submitted to you last year for coverage was funded and produced and recently accepted into the Fright Night film festival. It's also now signed with a domestic distributor and foreign sales agent." -Alan Del Tufo, author of “Eternal Damned Nation”SUCCESS!
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Since eventually getting a "Recommend" from you, I've received numerous requests for my comedy spec, "The Exec." It's currently being developed with a couple of major producers in Hollywood of films that everyone would know. None of this would've been possible without your brilliant coverage and fast turn around times. Thanks to everyone involved!” -Tim Earnheart, author of “The Exec” SUCCESS!
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