Regular Coverage

Your script only has one chance to make a first impression. As a writer, you have lots of choices, such as character names, title, genre, pacing, etc. However, when it is time to have your script professionally analyzed there is only one choice. Our analysts have been helping writers’ careers since 2002.

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  • Logline

  • Treatment

  • Grade on the script (structure, plot/story, character development, dialogue, and 1st 20 pages)

  • The overall mark (Pass, Consider, Recommend)

  • Basic notes and comments on the overall script

The Development Coverage

Development Coverage gives the writer an intense and comprehensive review of their script. This service also includes detailed and extensive suggestions, comments, and notes on how to actually improve the script. This service is for the writer who wants to see how his or her existing script would be received in the industry, as well as the necessary feedback on how to improve the script. This is an all-inclusive service because it gives the writer everything they need to know about their script to take it to the next level.

  • Logline

  • Treatment

  • Grade on the script (structure, plot/story, character development, dialogue, and 1st 20 pages)

  • The overall mark (Pass, Consider, Recommend)

  • Extensive notes on how to improve the script

  • Script returned to the writer by email with the reader's notes on the actual script

Two Reader Evaluation Screenplay Coverage

Regular Coverage

This service is the same as the Regular Coverage but you have 2 different analysts that will read your script and give you notes on it.

Development Coverage

This service is the same as the Development Coverage but you have 2 different analysts that will read your script and give you notes on it.

The Logline Help

The logline is a one or two-sentence summary of your film that not only conveys your premise but also gives the reader emotional insight into the story as a whole. If someone asks you what your screenplay is about, you respond with a logline.

Let us re-write your logline to make it perfect.

  • Send in your current logline

  • Send in your treatment/synopsis of your script

We will email you back 3 loglines that will capture the attention of the reader.

The First Twenty Pages

The first 20 pages of any script is important. The first 20 pages of YOUR script is vital to your writing career. It’s those first 20 pages that draw the reader into your story. Our consultant can help you set up your first 20 pages. The consultant’s report will help you strengthen and tighten up your story, characters, and get your script heading in the right direction. This affordable service should be your first step before typing your 21st page.

  • Grade on elements of the script (structure, plot/story, character development, and dialogue)

  • Basic notes and comments on your first 20 pages

PLEASE NOTE: This service is only for your first 20 pages. You can send in your entire script but we will only read the first 20 pages.

The Short Film (under 40 pages)

Gives the writer a general overall review on their short script, as well as the infamous Recommend, Pass, or Consider mark at the end. This service is for the writer who is confident his or her script is in its best form and would like us to see how it would be received in the industry. There are also simple comments and notes on what worked and what didn’t.

  • Logline

  • The overall mark (Pass, Consider, Recommend)

  • Basic notes and comments on overall short script

The Package

Work extensively with an analyst to prepare your script for the marketplace. Our Complete Studio Development Package allows you to use the same analyst as you proceed through writing, rewriting, and polishing your script.

Our analyst will work at a pace and style that suits your needs to help you identify problems with structure, pacing, dialogue, and plot.

Our service would proceed in this order:

  1. Development Coverage

  2. Phone Consultation (1/2 Hour)

  3. Coverage (comments only)

  4. Phone Consultation (1/2 Hour)

  5. Final Coverage (comments only)

Explained in detail:

 

Step 1

You send in your script initially for Development Coverage. You will get a logline, a synopsis, and your coverage, and your script back with notes on it, a total 7-8 pages.

Step 2

You would have a phone consultation for 1/2 hour discussing your script.

 

Step 3
You would re-submit your script (when you are ready) and have our analyst go over the entire script again and give you comments and notes a total of 4-5 pages.

 

Step 4
You would have another phone consultation for 1/2 hour discussing your script.

 

Step 5
You would send in your final draft of your screenplay for the analyst to give you their final notes and comments.

 

Submitting multiple drafts of our script in addition to phone consultations allows you to develop your script, cultivate new ideas, explain your choices, and have a personal analyst guiding you all the way to the finish line.

The Proofreading

If a script is your calling card, you better be 100% sure it is written in a professional manner. Format, punctuation, missing words, grammatical errors literally jump off the page and jar the reader out of your story. Writers often overlook professional proofreading because they feel they can catch their own errors, or that the computer will auto correct and yet there are hundreds of scripts passing across industry desks filled with mistakes. Proofreading is not Coverage.

The proofreader is not making adjustments or suggestions on your script. The proofreader has the difficult task of going through your script with a fine tooth comb. If you have never had an error in your script then this service is not for you. It is for the writer, whether they are novice or seasoned writer, who is not sure if there are mistakes that may have been overlooked. Truth is our brains will auto correct most mistakes and fill in missing words and grammatical corrections as we read.

This is why proofreading is so difficult, but it doesn’t have to be if you use Scriptapalooza Proofreading Service. Our proofreaders are industry professionals whose eyes are trained to spot the mistakes.

Smart writers proofread, smarter writers choose Scriptapalooza Proofreading Service.

Key Features: 

  • Correct spelling errors

  • Correct grammatical errors

  • Correct formatting errors

  • Edit & return the original document by email

Page Length: The maximum page count is 120 pages at a 12 point Courier with standard script formatting. Scripts exceeding this length will cost $1 per additional page.

The ESL Editing (English as a Second Language)

This service is for those who aren’t 100% confident with their English writing skills, and need a thorough proofreading for correct word choice, sentence structure, and general correcting of errors.