2013 Pricing - still the same! We are committed to helping all writers, established and aspiring.
$95 for feature screenplay coverage (plus $1 per page over 120 in your screenplay)
$80 for hour-long TV scripts - $70 for half-hour TV scripts - $50 for short films
Typical turnaround is 2 days, but can be as many as 4 days in a busy week.
Your script is graded on: Concept, Presentation, Structure, Plot, Pacing, Characters, Dialogue, Theme, Tone, Commercial Potential, and given an overall Recommend, Consider, or Pass as well as typically 3-6 pages of analysis and advice. Other services refer to this level of depth as "studio notes" or "development notes" and charge extra if you want anything beyond a quick reaction and grades. We hold nothing back and you get it all in our Coverage Form (view- Screenplay Coverage example).
We rely on referrals, word of mouth, and repeat customers. Our plan is to get your business again, not to make a quick buck. 70-80% of our submissions every day now come from repeat clients!
$65 for a 2-reader reaction analysis
of your opening pages until your catalyst (up to 15 pages)
1-2 pages of notes each from 2 readers, with their initial reactions and advice for your opening pages. Would they keep reading if this came across their desk at a studio, and what could happen in the story moving forward?
$95 for a 1-4 page Treatment/Synopsis of your feature script's entire plot
You tell us how long you'd like it to be, and we fit it within those parameters. This is a very useful tool for marketing your script to any agent, studio, etc., and exactly the type of document that would be given to an executive. See sample.
$80 if included with an order for Coverage
"The treatment was quick, clear, concise and captivating. I was most impressed that the reader understood each character in context, within the complex story. You get my highest recommendation." - Multiple award winning author T.L. Lewis
Your screenplay will be performed by trained actors, who will bring life to your characters and your story. Any reading flubs are corrected on the spot and edited out afterwards, creating a seamless presentation.
You will be sent your own unique URL: screenplayreadings.com/yourscreenplay, a page that will have links to your recorded MP3 tracks. You can send this page to anyone to listen to your screenplay, or save the audio files and burn CD's.
This is a valuable tool for any writer to get a real feel for their story and how it will play out on the screen.
ScreenplayCoverage.com's Performed Readings are an extremely useful marketing tool as well. Imagine handing someone your screenplay as an audio CD they can listen to in their car, instead of assigning them a stack of papers to read!
Usual turnaround is 1 week. This service can be combined with coverage of a screenplay, or done on its own as a completely independent purchase.
Performed Readings are $199 for your first 100 pages, and $3 per page thereafter.
Music and sound effect additions are $7 per insert.
Our only major competitor for performed screenplay readings charges nearly twice as much, and doesn't offer music and sound effect additions.
“The actors were amazing, the accents and sound quality were perfect. Many times I was chilled and brought to tears. I learned immediately which dialogue could be trimmed and which scenes were perfect. It saves so much time! I just got a request for my screenplay "Rebirth" from a well known production company, and hopefully the performed reading will help seal the deal.” -T.L. Lewis, award-winning author of “Rebirth”
“Wow! Guys, we are so impressed! We absolutely loved the recording. Thank you so much. Our expectations were exceeded by far! We'll definitely recommend you.” -Daniel Mentz & Julia Butler, authors of “The Marriage Myth”
“I am more than satisfied with the job that was done with my screenplay reading, particularly since there must have been rather limited preparation time for the actors. Listening to the performance has been enjoyable and will be useful with modifications. Thanks!” -Ken Ross, author of “Eric's Quest”
“Wow! You and your team are absolutely awesome. I appreciate the quick turn-around and the professional work. Absolutely amazing. The professional reading is going to serve as a tremendous tool as i move forward. It's unbelievable to be able to decipher what lags and what is unnecessary, when you hear it, in lieu of, reading the material. My hat is off to you and your team for such a superb job. ” -Avilov Davis, author of “Hater”
“The recording helped me to quickly pinpoint scenes that needed to be shortened and points of dialogue that could be improved to punch up the conflict and drama even higher. After one listen through, I went back and listened to the recording scene by scene and scored each scene out of 10 for interest/impact. I was amazed how listening, rather than reading, helped me to visualize and experience my work in a different way. In all, a very helpful tool that showed me why Peter Weir listens to his own scripts in his car too!” -Sean Ryan, author of “Swap”