ScriptXpert Coverage with Development Notes

ScriptXpert Coverage with Development Notes

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Typing "FADE OUT" is just the beginning of your script's journey in the Industry. The first stop, after you submit to a production company or studio, is Coverage, an analysis and rating of your script by a professional reader who's been trained to spot exactly what Agents, Managers, Producers and content buyers are looking for in a screenplay.

Standard Coverage includes a one-page graded score sheet that evaluates the major elements of your screenplay on a scale of Excellent, Good, Fair or Poor. In addition, your Studio Reader will provide you with two to three pages of notes about why an Industry reader would or would not recommend your screenplay to agents, managers and producers.

Next up are Development Notes, which is an extensive report with detailed information on concept, structure, pacing, dialogue and more. It also includes feedback and recommendations for improving the script and making it more marketable.

Since you only get one chance at a first impression, it's vital to run your script by an expert who's worked in the Industry for years as one of these eagle-eyed pros. Get your own Industry-standard Screenplay Coverage and Development Notes from our seasoned Studio Readers to make sure your script is ready to make the Hollywood rounds.

This ScriptXpert service is a Screenplay Coverage with Development Notes offering that helps you get your script to a polished level, or gives you feedback on a script you're ready to send out to the industry. Our Studio Readers are experienced professionals who know what agents, managers and producers look for in a screenplay.

Our Coverage with Development Notes package includes:
  • An industry-standard logline
  • One-page synopsis
  • Category chart with ratings on Dialogue, Characters, Story, Conflict, Premise, Format
  • Two pages on Plot, Character and Marketability and one page of overall commentary, with a focus on why the script would or would not be recommended
  • A rating on the "Pass, Consider, or Recommend" scale
  • 8 pages of detailed notes on Premise, Plot Structure, Pacing, Characters, Dialogue and Marketability
  • A one-page synopsis to use as a "leave behind" when you get that all-important Pitch meeting

Our Coverage with Development Notes service includes our Standard Coverage offering and much more. With Coverage with Development Notes, your Studio Reader delivers all of the above plus in-depth notes and suggestions regarding story and plot, structure, characters, action, dialogue and writing. Your Studio Reader will also address weakness in general writing style, formatting, plot points, dialogue, and general appeal, and propose specific suggestions for rewriting problem areas or fixing plot issues, helping you in your efforts to turn your story into a saleable screenplay.

If (or when) your script receives a recommend grade, your Studio Reader's notes will then focus on how to polish the script and maximize its chances of success for when it gets sent out to agents, managers or producers.

With Coverage with Development Notes, you get invaluable feedback on your Feature Film, Movie-of-the-Week or Television script, in a format that mirrors the same process occurring in the studio ranks.

Turnaround time is typically 10-15 business days. Select RUSH SERVICE to receive your coverage in 5 business days or less.

If you have selected Rush service, please make sure you have indicated in your email subject line that you ordered a Rush, and we will return your project within 5 business days.

Screenplay Format Guidelines:

Screenplays must be formatted and submitted as a PDF using industry-standard formatting, which will accurately determine the page count:

Page margins:

  • Top: 1 inch
  • Bottom: 1 inch
  • Left: 1.5 inches
  • Right: 1 inch (can vary up to a quarter-inch)
Font: Courier font; 12 points


All providers of ScriptXpert services have signed a stringent and comprehensive nondisclosure and confidentiality agreement. You can rest assured that your material and conversations will not be shared with anyone.

As an additional measure of protection for both you and your Studio Reader, we highly recommend registering your work with The Writers Guild of America and/or the U.S. Copyright office.

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