4.5 out of 5 based on 58 customer ratings
(58 customer reviews)

£150.00

  • Runs regularly in London – dates below.
  • The only course to deliver the skills to find never-advertised script reading jobs.

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  • Includes Pre & Post-Course assignments.
  • If our training helps you find script reading jobs, you’ll recoup the course fee within 3 pro script reads.
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Product Description

Effective Script Reading Course – Europe’s #1 rated screenplay reading course on how to find script reading jobs and analyse screenplays.

EFFECTIVE SCRIPT READING FOR TV & FILM is the first UK script reading course to place significant emphasis on the skills required to find paid script reading jobs, as well as write quality script analysis. Our script reading course teaches participants how to analyse film & TV scripts effectively and produce quality script analysis, as well as delivering knowledge on how to source regular script reading jobs in the UK and beyond.

Did you know? The course has been reviewed hundreds of times by previous attendees – you can view these verified reviews here, here, here and at the bottom of this page.

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Who takes the course?

Our script reading course is ideal for those new to the industry looking to build a career in script development, sales or distribution, and is also valuable for writers, producers and directors looking to develop their script analysis skills, build contacts in development and earn an extra revenue stream from script reading. The course focuses on how to deliver constructive script feedback to writers both in person and on the page, and participants also deliver a script report which will be marked by the course tutor.

The course also delivers detailed information on the key production companies, distributers, sales agents and funding bodies operating in the UK marketplace, for whom script readers are vital. Now in its 4th year, our script reading course has been running on a monthly basis since January 2010, and in that time a broad range of people have taken it, including:

  • Distributors, sales agents and producers looking to upgrade their creative analysis skills.
  • Writers aiming to better understand the mindset of readers and development people.
  • Out-and-out developers looking to forge a long-term career in script development.
  • Freelancers with promising analytical skills seeking to earn a sideline revenue from industry script reading jobs.

Why book our Script Reading Course?

  1. Rock-solid credentials: our course was designed by an industry reader who knew no-one and nothing yet rose to the giddy heights of analysing scripts professionally for Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, and Universal to name but a few.
  2. 98% positive customer reviews: our course has been reviewed extensively on independent reviews sites. You can read reviews about the course here and here.
  3. Effective Script Reading is the only script reading course to focus attention on the skills required to source paid script reading jobs in film & TV (a very specialized skillset in itself, because these jobs are NEVER publicly advertised).
  4. Our highly detailed course handouts and contacts documents hugely accelerate participants’ progress by highlighting different types of company and paid/unpaid script reading jobs, cutting out the vast amount of man-hours required to source this information personally.
  5. This is the only UK script reading course lead by a CURRENT, industry-trusted script consultant who’s assessing material for some of the top companies and individuals right now.
  6. If the course leads you to gaining script reading work, you’ll recoup the monies spent on this course within just 3 pro script reads.

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SCRIPT READING COURSE OUTLINE

PRE-COURSE ASSIGNMENT: Before the course participants are invited to read a script and then discuss it in class on the day. Participants are also encouraged to prepare specific questions for the course tutor in advance.

  1. – Introduction
  2. – What makes a good film script?
  3. – A question of genre and commerciality
  4. – Script analysis vs. writer feedback
  5. – Elements, logline & grid-box analysis
  6. – The painful bit: writing effective synopses
  7. – Assessing premise & structure
  8. – Characters who “leap off the page”
  9. – Analysing inherent screenwriting ability: dialogue, pace & visual flair
  10. – In-depth script analysis and a look at sample industry script reports
  11. – Who needs script readers?
  12. – Finding work: the early stages
  13. – Getting regular script reading jobs, and keeping them
  14. – Guerrilla tactics and good recon: how to source those special script reading jobs…
  15. – Industry overview: the key film/TV companies and individuals right now, those who pay and those who don’t, and the etiquette/tactics of how to approach them effectively
  16. – Recommended reading…
  17. – Q & A and informal networking drinks with the course tutor

POST-COURSE ASSIGNMENTS –

After the script reading course, participants are invited to take 2 tests to gauge their learning. The 1st is a simple “Efficiency Test” (which a surprising number of participants fail, so watch out!) and the 2nd involves participants emailing a script report which will be marked by a member of Industrial Scripts’ staff.  In order to receive their marked report, participants must pass the Efficiency Test in full.

***IMPORTANT NOTE: our Effective Script Reading course contains some hard truths about script reading, and the film and television industries in general. Script reading – or indeed script development in general – is not a career one can simply “walk into”. It is competitive and with this course we aim to provide attendees with a professional advantage***.

SCRIPT READING COURSE DETAILS

LOCATION: Our script reading course is held in once a month at a Central London location. This location is emailed to participants, along with their pre and post-course materials, moments after purchase.

FEES: The course fee is £150.00 (all inclusive, no hidden fees), which includes 40+ pages of course notes including sample industry script reports), a contacts overview of the UK film & TV industries (incl. financiers, funding bodies, production companies, sales agents and distributors), a detailed recommended reading list, and refreshments. Lunch and networking drinks are not included.

PLACES: Places are strictly limited and participants are advised to book early to avoid disappointment. Networking is firmly encouraged so please feel free to bring business cards, or your contact details.

BOOKING: Industrial Scripts is a Verified PayPal seller. To secure your place on the course simply select the course date you which to attend on using the drop-down menu, click “Add to Cart” and then “Checkout”. Simply follow the on-screen instructions to book using any debit or credit card via the secure PayPal link (***note: you do not need to have a PayPal account already in order to book with us***).

PRE & POST-COURSE MATERIALS: All pre and post course materials will be emailed to you as part of the checkout process and will be available to you to download shortly after purchasing a place. Please save these documents to your PC and read them before attending. Once the course is over, then open the post-course assignment folder and follow the instructions contained within.

BRING A LAPTOP: Industrial Scripts has joined the digital revolution and “gone green” with all its training courses. Please bring a laptop, iPad, Netbook, tablet or other type of personal computer or handheld device to the course, as you will be accessing your course notes and documents from a USB memory stick. If you do not know what a USB memory stick is, do not worry, the vast majority of modern laptops are equipped with USB ports. Please note it is your responsibility to ensure that your device can download PDF documents and Excel files from a USB stick on the day – there will not be an opportunity to get hold of the course notes at a later date. You will, of course, still be able to take written notes during the course and there will be ample power points to charge from in the event your device’s battery is weak.

REVIEWS: Our script reading course has been extensively reviewed by past attendees, just click here to read what people have had to say.

Additional Information

Attendance Date

Saturday 21st June 2014, Friday 25th July 2014, Friday 29th August 2014, Friday 19th September 2014, Friday 31st October 2014, Friday 28th November 2014, Friday 19th December 2014

58 reviews for Effective Script Reading Course for Film & TV

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Couldn’t have asked for a better one day introductory course! The tutor was warm and very informative, and provided fantastic industry insight. Extensive resources are made available, including plenty of script report examples for reference. The first half of the course seemed a little rushed, but as others have pointed out, there is a lot to cram in. It is a good idea to spend some time sifting through learning materials after the course as a refresher. Post course assignment gives you a real taste of professional reading, and you can use it as an opportunity to decide if it is your cup of tea. A perfect intro to the development field.

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    A very useful and insightful course. At times it does feel slightly rushed, but only because of the huge amount of information to get across within a limited time, and the download pack you receive at the start means you can always review the notes and other resources after the course in your own time. Would highly recommend to aspiring screen readers, screenwriters, and anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of what makes a promising and commercially appealing script. Thank you!

  3. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Great course just for the industry insider advice on its own. Script theory is not covered in great detail but there are plenty of resources out there for that, it is the industry advice that is much harder to come by and far more valuable in finding work.

  4. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    A well structured and insightful course that not only breaks down the core essential skills for script reading, but also fans the flame of interest in following up what is taught.

  5. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    An absolutely brilliant, information packed day. The tutor was concise and easily equipped to answer any of the questions thrown at him. I finished the day confident in my ability to write a script report. Highly recommend!

  6. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Not only a great course for budding script writers but invaluable for anyone wishing to get into the film industry. This course will also serve those with established careers who want to understand the development process better. Recommended.

  7. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Good course! Informative. Tutor was good.

  8. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    The course was information-packed and the tutor was articulate and entertaining. I recommend it.

  9. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Intense. Informative. Invaluable. This course offers great insight into being a script reader. It takes you through all phases of the process from how to get a reading job right through to analysis, effective writing and presentation. Definitely worth it!

  10. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Packed course with lots of great insights for being a script reader or writer.

  11. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    This was certainly an intense day packed with lot of useful info. I especially appreciate the additional documentation provided on the course with multiple reports (I always find useful to see how professionals do it) as well as ‘black list’ scripts (generally hard to get) to build your own portfolio. It is too soon to judge how effective the presented tactics of getting job are but certainly gives an idea. Definitely recommend.

  12. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Good introduction to script reading and useful for both beginners and those with more experience as a refresher on what makes a script work.

  13. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Well run and tightly constructed, this course provides a brilliant introduction into Script Reading, covering all elements of constructing a successful report.

  14. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Very useful. A valuable insight into the industry as well as some great advice

  15. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Great course. Very informative

  16. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Even as someone who has previously done script reading in another industry, this was the perfect opportunity to learn how the UK film and television works their script development and what films are filling the marketplace. An excellent industry tutor was provided and participants were given a fantastic place to start their script dev careers. Looking forward to putting my new knowledge to good use.

  17. 5 out of 5

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    Fantastic course. Intensive and packed full of invaluable information and advice. The teacher really knew his stuff and everything was clear and easy to follow, as well as really interesting. I learned loads and came out feeling much better equipped to read scripts critically.

  18. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    A brilliant course for screenwriters, producers, script-readers, development executives – in fact for anyone who works in film. The course was very well structured and comes with detailed notes on dissecting scripts, as well as a good collection of script report examples and screenplays to read for oneself. I found the course to be exactly what I was looking for; a thorough and intense grounding in how to evaluate a script and a great tool belt of essential keys in what is necessary for a script to have it what it takes to be a fire proof blue print for a good film. Great tutor and well worth the money. Highly recommend!

  19. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Great course to introduce you to the world of script-reading. Opportunity to learn everything you need to pay attention to when assessing a script, so useful for script-readers and script-writers alike. Would have been good to have a bit more time assessing some examples but overall the course was very helpful.

  20. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Informative and well delivered. A very good tutor. Definitely a valuable experience.

  21. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    An information-packed day, fast-paced and a brilliant introduction to the script reading process and business. Great to have the opportunity to apply the learning and receive feedback. Highly recommend for anyone sizing up the job!

  22. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    An excellent course and thoroughly enjoyable. Exceptionally detailed, an enormous amount of information was given during the course of the day, and delivered by a great tutor. I came to this course to strengthen my reading skills as a Producer, but I would be confident in the training and knowledge given to go ahead and pursue work as a script reader after this course. Highly recommended.

  23. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Excellent course packed full of information from script reading theory to how to find work as a script reader. Lots of helpful examples given throughout the day, plus an extensive pack of course material provided for further reading. Overall, a very insightful and enjoyable day.

  24. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    A very good and information packed day. As a writer looking to develop as a script reader it gave me a good base to work from and the tutor was able to answer all questions asked in a fun and interesting way. Would recommend.

  25. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Brilliant Course. Superb Teaching. Excellent introduction to the industry. 10/10! I would recommend this course to anyone serious about becoming a screenwriter.

  26. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    The Effective Script Reading course is exactly what I was looking for. It not only teaches you the fundamentals of script analysis, but also takes you through the daunting process of finding work and starting your career as a script reader. It’s barely been a week and I’ve already used what I learned to land myself some work in the industry.

  27. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    A very well planned course that packed a huge amount in. As a writer rather than aspiring reader, it’s really helpful to have the tools to view your work through a reader’s lens. The tutor was knowledgeable and friendly, and there was a good mix of information and discussion. The post-course assignment is a really good choice in terms of applying the learning. I would definitely tell writer friends about this course and would certainly use Industrial Scripts’ script analysis services for my own work. Recommend!

  28. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    A very insightful and information packed day. The amount that was thrown at us was incredibly helpful and our teacher was very apt at making us understand how hard this part of the industry was to get in to. This was very refreshing. The course was broken down well and there was just about time to get in a few questions. I believe a two day course would be interesting as it would give the teacher and students more time to converse and allow the course to be more practical during the teaching time. I would definitely recommend this course to others hoping to garner further information about the script reading process. Thank you!

  29. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Really great course, well worth the money. Was intense but a lot of useful information gained from a very knowledgable tutor.

  30. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Just what I was hoping for! The course was perfectly planned out covering an array of subjects in great timing. The notes provided were and still are very helpful, and I feel confident that my skills benefited (as a writer and a reader) from the course.

  31. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Fantastic! Really, really great experience, the tutor knew what he was talking about and conducted the class debate about the script well and fairly. The day was well planned out, very thorough but also maintained a good pace for taking in all the information. A really good experience for people who work in the media or those who have an interest in film. Strongly recommend!

  32. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Exactly what I had in mind when I booked the course, very thorough and informative. Literally learnt more about how to get work on this one day course than I did in a three year screenwriting course.

  33. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    The course gave a great introduction to not only what being a script reader involves, but also to how a successful screenplay is put together. Our tutor was engaging and knowledgable, and although there was a lot of sitting still and listening he really crammed a huge amount of information into the day. Highly recommend.

  34. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    A great course. So much information crammed in and the tutor was friendly, supportive and encouraging. Although there was a lot of sitting and listening, it went quickly because it was interesting. It was great to see examples and film clips to illustrate the points the tutor was making. The post course assignment puts everything we’ve learnt into action. I would recommend this course.

  35. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    A very informative course for those with no experience and a great insight into the industry and script reading as a career. Our teacher was very knowledgeable and transmitted well his professional experience with useful tips. I strongly recommend the course.

  36. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    The course was informative and enjoyable, and I would definitely recommend.

  37. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    A useful course for non-screenwriters (prod. dept.) looking to gain an insight into the narrative side of the business. Good focus on market and audience segmentation. Recommend.

  38. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    This course gives you a very solid grounding to the nuts and bolts of how to write a script report with some good, practical advice about the industry. The tutor was very informed and enthusiastic, giving out useful pointers on how to get started as a reader and where that might lead. My only quibbles are that there’s perhaps too much crammed into the day for someone new to script reading, more information on how to assess a film’s market positioning would have been helpful and it’s a shame the tutor isn’t contractually allowed to give out his email address, because I’m sure there were follow up questions the students had. Still, I would recommend this course as a crash course to script reading.

  39. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    The course was well structured and enjoyable, the tutor able to sustain interest and interaction throughout an intense day, and he covered a good range of topics including the practical, day-to-day bits, focussing on both the craft and the business sides. Pretty useful. Only note is about the post-course assignment: the efficiency test is a tad harsh, feedback on your own report is so important that perhaps a different system should be implemented so that participants get both their feedback and the unbearable guilt of having failed one of the 8 points. I haven’t sent mine in yet and I’m very anxious! I would recommend this course nonetheless.

  40. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Very helpful and informative course, taught well with very useful training in finding script reading jobs

  41. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Very interesting and simply explained. The follow up emailed lessons were an extremely effective way of retaining information. Quite inspiring.

  42. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    This course was really effective for anyone interested in developing their skills as a script reader. Not only does it cover the basic elements of a script report in a good amount of detail, but it also focuses on the industry itself and where a script reader sits within the world of production and development. The pre and post course assignments are also very useful and a great way to showcase what you have learnt on the day. I would definitely recommend.

  43. 5 out of 5

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    The course delivered exactly what had been promised. The tutor was both engaging and clear in his presentation of the materials. There was a good balance of tuition and group discussion and as a student I felt comfortable participating without fear of ‘getting it wrong.’ It was also a great opportunity to meet others trying to obtain work in this field, and to learn more about the lay of the land in the industry. I would strongly recommend this course to anyone starting out in script reading as a very clear and informative overview of the basics, or to anyone already experienced in the field as a good refresher course.

  44. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I really enjoyed the course: the trainer was great, the materials excellent. Thank a lot.

  45. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    The courses practicalities of the business were a great addition to what I was expecting. Information was at an almost perfect pace, making you work to take it all in but not going so fast as to lose you.
    The pre and post assignment were not only useful for having your script reading skills put into practice but also in showing you how much you know and have learnt.
    A worth while day for readers, writers and anyone interested in working in film production.

  46. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    A very informative and encouraging day, with a few surprising tips.

  47. 5 out of 5

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    Gave me exactly what I wanted. An intense day but the assessment was fair and useful for my career going forward. Very good will look out for them and their courses in the future.

  48. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Really worthwhile course that followed the structure advertised. Useful post-course reading material suggested. The list of potential script reading contacts and information on the industry is invaluable, saving hours of research. Many thanks to Industrial Scripts for a great day!

  49. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    This course was a really solid overview of reading for various companies, although I do agree it would be great to see more for television. Obviously, you can only fit so much in to one day. The first part largely duplicated the scriptwriting course, which rather disappointed me, as I was looking to focus more on the second part of the day – how to write ABOUT scripts. However, it never hurts to be reminded, and this part of the workshop will definitely be of use to people who haven’t been exposed to three-act structure, etc. By far the most useful thing was to go over the sample script during the in-class exercise, and be able to try out our own skills afterwards, with the help of the sample script report. I also found the tutor’s explanation of the realities of script reading (time taken, amount paid, possible career progression), a really good introduction to the industry. It’s definitely not for the faint-hearted, and I like that this wasn’t glossed over. The contacts sheet is also much appreciated! If you’re considering doing this, do. It’s not nearly as long as a degree in media studies, nor as expensive, but it will do the same job.

  50. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    A great introduction to script reading for those who have no experience at all and also for those who have some experience it is a great way to expand on knowledge already obtained. Although I agree it felt a little rushed towards the end and it was not equally weighed between focusing on both scripts for series and for films, it was very informative, engaging and relevant to todays industry for both getting work and doing the work itself. I would definitely recommend this course.

  51. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Packed with information, this one day course delivers. Very useful.

  52. 4 out of 5

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    The script reading course was informative and interesting. It offered tips and examples of how to write good coverage of a script and highlighted the pitfalls some script readers fall into. The preparation required before the course and the exercise after the course is very useful in getting practical experience. It was very film based which I wasn’t opposed to but a variation of analyzing TV scripts and Radio dramas would have been useful too. However overall I was really impressed.

  53. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    The course was interesting and covered many elements of story development and genre conventions. Sharing thoughts on the pre-assigned script was highly valuable and led to a more interactive section of the day, although more time spend on the construction of a script report as a result of this would have set up the post-course assignment a little more if time had allowed. There is simply so much to cover in one day! Overall, a good introduction to script reading and nice opportunity to meet like-minded people.

  54. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    The course was well presented and covered a lot of information in the time available. Knowledgeable and informed course tutor.

  55. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    The course was enjoyable as well as informative and provided a real insider’s view of this aspect of the script development process. The tutor’s use of actual script reports and film clips to illustrate his points was excellent. I would agree that the second half of the day felt a little rushed, especially the discussion of narrative structure. The post-course assignment is, however, a great opportunity to review, and hopefully learn from, the material covered and I look forward to receiving the tutor’s feedback.

  56. 4 out of 5

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    I learned a great deal in this one day course, and I felt that discussing a script we had all read was particularly helpful. My only critique is that the pacing of the course did not follow the outline we received ahead of time and it felt like we were a bit behind and had to rush to finish everything on the list. All in all, still a great experience and I would take a course with Industrial Scripts again.

  57. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    The course was insightful and useful for all areas of filmmaking. The post course assessment is also a really good idea. I would like more examples of script reports for films that we all know and love or hate. Overall it was good.

  58. 5 out of 5

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    The first, and still the best: our Script Reading Course first ran way back in January 2010, and has been selling out, month-on-month, ever since. The first course to focus attention on the ways script readers find work, as well as how to analyse and report-write effectively, the course can’t turn you into a great script reader overnight, but it sure can accelerate the process…

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58 reviews for Effective Script Reading Course for Film & TV

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Couldn’t have asked for a better one day introductory course! The tutor was warm and very informative, and provided fantastic industry insight. Extensive resources are made available, including plenty of script report examples for reference. The first half of the course seemed a little rushed, but as others have pointed out, there is a lot to cram in. It is a good idea to spend some time sifting through learning materials after the course as a refresher. Post course assignment gives you a real taste of professional reading, and you can use it as an opportunity to decide if it is your cup of tea. A perfect intro to the development field.

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    A very useful and insightful course. At times it does feel slightly rushed, but only because of the huge amount of information to get across within a limited time, and the download pack you receive at the start means you can always review the notes and other resources after the course in your own time. Would highly recommend to aspiring screen readers, screenwriters, and anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of what makes a promising and commercially appealing script. Thank you!

  3. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Great course just for the industry insider advice on its own. Script theory is not covered in great detail but there are plenty of resources out there for that, it is the industry advice that is much harder to come by and far more valuable in finding work.

  4. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    A well structured and insightful course that not only breaks down the core essential skills for script reading, but also fans the flame of interest in following up what is taught.

  5. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    An absolutely brilliant, information packed day. The tutor was concise and easily equipped to answer any of the questions thrown at him. I finished the day confident in my ability to write a script report. Highly recommend!

  6. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Not only a great course for budding script writers but invaluable for anyone wishing to get into the film industry. This course will also serve those with established careers who want to understand the development process better. Recommended.

  7. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Good course! Informative. Tutor was good.

  8. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    The course was information-packed and the tutor was articulate and entertaining. I recommend it.

  9. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Intense. Informative. Invaluable. This course offers great insight into being a script reader. It takes you through all phases of the process from how to get a reading job right through to analysis, effective writing and presentation. Definitely worth it!

  10. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Packed course with lots of great insights for being a script reader or writer.

  11. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    This was certainly an intense day packed with lot of useful info. I especially appreciate the additional documentation provided on the course with multiple reports (I always find useful to see how professionals do it) as well as ‘black list’ scripts (generally hard to get) to build your own portfolio. It is too soon to judge how effective the presented tactics of getting job are but certainly gives an idea. Definitely recommend.

  12. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Good introduction to script reading and useful for both beginners and those with more experience as a refresher on what makes a script work.

  13. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Well run and tightly constructed, this course provides a brilliant introduction into Script Reading, covering all elements of constructing a successful report.

  14. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Very useful. A valuable insight into the industry as well as some great advice

  15. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Great course. Very informative

  16. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Even as someone who has previously done script reading in another industry, this was the perfect opportunity to learn how the UK film and television works their script development and what films are filling the marketplace. An excellent industry tutor was provided and participants were given a fantastic place to start their script dev careers. Looking forward to putting my new knowledge to good use.

  17. 5 out of 5

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    Fantastic course. Intensive and packed full of invaluable information and advice. The teacher really knew his stuff and everything was clear and easy to follow, as well as really interesting. I learned loads and came out feeling much better equipped to read scripts critically.

  18. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    A brilliant course for screenwriters, producers, script-readers, development executives – in fact for anyone who works in film. The course was very well structured and comes with detailed notes on dissecting scripts, as well as a good collection of script report examples and screenplays to read for oneself. I found the course to be exactly what I was looking for; a thorough and intense grounding in how to evaluate a script and a great tool belt of essential keys in what is necessary for a script to have it what it takes to be a fire proof blue print for a good film. Great tutor and well worth the money. Highly recommend!

  19. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Great course to introduce you to the world of script-reading. Opportunity to learn everything you need to pay attention to when assessing a script, so useful for script-readers and script-writers alike. Would have been good to have a bit more time assessing some examples but overall the course was very helpful.

  20. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Informative and well delivered. A very good tutor. Definitely a valuable experience.

  21. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    An information-packed day, fast-paced and a brilliant introduction to the script reading process and business. Great to have the opportunity to apply the learning and receive feedback. Highly recommend for anyone sizing up the job!

  22. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    An excellent course and thoroughly enjoyable. Exceptionally detailed, an enormous amount of information was given during the course of the day, and delivered by a great tutor. I came to this course to strengthen my reading skills as a Producer, but I would be confident in the training and knowledge given to go ahead and pursue work as a script reader after this course. Highly recommended.

  23. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Excellent course packed full of information from script reading theory to how to find work as a script reader. Lots of helpful examples given throughout the day, plus an extensive pack of course material provided for further reading. Overall, a very insightful and enjoyable day.

  24. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    A very good and information packed day. As a writer looking to develop as a script reader it gave me a good base to work from and the tutor was able to answer all questions asked in a fun and interesting way. Would recommend.

  25. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Brilliant Course. Superb Teaching. Excellent introduction to the industry. 10/10! I would recommend this course to anyone serious about becoming a screenwriter.

  26. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    The Effective Script Reading course is exactly what I was looking for. It not only teaches you the fundamentals of script analysis, but also takes you through the daunting process of finding work and starting your career as a script reader. It’s barely been a week and I’ve already used what I learned to land myself some work in the industry.

  27. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    A very well planned course that packed a huge amount in. As a writer rather than aspiring reader, it’s really helpful to have the tools to view your work through a reader’s lens. The tutor was knowledgeable and friendly, and there was a good mix of information and discussion. The post-course assignment is a really good choice in terms of applying the learning. I would definitely tell writer friends about this course and would certainly use Industrial Scripts’ script analysis services for my own work. Recommend!

  28. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    A very insightful and information packed day. The amount that was thrown at us was incredibly helpful and our teacher was very apt at making us understand how hard this part of the industry was to get in to. This was very refreshing. The course was broken down well and there was just about time to get in a few questions. I believe a two day course would be interesting as it would give the teacher and students more time to converse and allow the course to be more practical during the teaching time. I would definitely recommend this course to others hoping to garner further information about the script reading process. Thank you!

  29. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Really great course, well worth the money. Was intense but a lot of useful information gained from a very knowledgable tutor.

  30. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Just what I was hoping for! The course was perfectly planned out covering an array of subjects in great timing. The notes provided were and still are very helpful, and I feel confident that my skills benefited (as a writer and a reader) from the course.

  31. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Fantastic! Really, really great experience, the tutor knew what he was talking about and conducted the class debate about the script well and fairly. The day was well planned out, very thorough but also maintained a good pace for taking in all the information. A really good experience for people who work in the media or those who have an interest in film. Strongly recommend!

  32. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Exactly what I had in mind when I booked the course, very thorough and informative. Literally learnt more about how to get work on this one day course than I did in a three year screenwriting course.

  33. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    The course gave a great introduction to not only what being a script reader involves, but also to how a successful screenplay is put together. Our tutor was engaging and knowledgable, and although there was a lot of sitting still and listening he really crammed a huge amount of information into the day. Highly recommend.

  34. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    A great course. So much information crammed in and the tutor was friendly, supportive and encouraging. Although there was a lot of sitting and listening, it went quickly because it was interesting. It was great to see examples and film clips to illustrate the points the tutor was making. The post course assignment puts everything we’ve learnt into action. I would recommend this course.

  35. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    A very informative course for those with no experience and a great insight into the industry and script reading as a career. Our teacher was very knowledgeable and transmitted well his professional experience with useful tips. I strongly recommend the course.

  36. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    The course was informative and enjoyable, and I would definitely recommend.

  37. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    A useful course for non-screenwriters (prod. dept.) looking to gain an insight into the narrative side of the business. Good focus on market and audience segmentation. Recommend.

  38. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    This course gives you a very solid grounding to the nuts and bolts of how to write a script report with some good, practical advice about the industry. The tutor was very informed and enthusiastic, giving out useful pointers on how to get started as a reader and where that might lead. My only quibbles are that there’s perhaps too much crammed into the day for someone new to script reading, more information on how to assess a film’s market positioning would have been helpful and it’s a shame the tutor isn’t contractually allowed to give out his email address, because I’m sure there were follow up questions the students had. Still, I would recommend this course as a crash course to script reading.

  39. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    The course was well structured and enjoyable, the tutor able to sustain interest and interaction throughout an intense day, and he covered a good range of topics including the practical, day-to-day bits, focussing on both the craft and the business sides. Pretty useful. Only note is about the post-course assignment: the efficiency test is a tad harsh, feedback on your own report is so important that perhaps a different system should be implemented so that participants get both their feedback and the unbearable guilt of having failed one of the 8 points. I haven’t sent mine in yet and I’m very anxious! I would recommend this course nonetheless.

  40. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Very helpful and informative course, taught well with very useful training in finding script reading jobs

  41. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Very interesting and simply explained. The follow up emailed lessons were an extremely effective way of retaining information. Quite inspiring.

  42. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    This course was really effective for anyone interested in developing their skills as a script reader. Not only does it cover the basic elements of a script report in a good amount of detail, but it also focuses on the industry itself and where a script reader sits within the world of production and development. The pre and post course assignments are also very useful and a great way to showcase what you have learnt on the day. I would definitely recommend.

  43. 5 out of 5

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    The course delivered exactly what had been promised. The tutor was both engaging and clear in his presentation of the materials. There was a good balance of tuition and group discussion and as a student I felt comfortable participating without fear of ‘getting it wrong.’ It was also a great opportunity to meet others trying to obtain work in this field, and to learn more about the lay of the land in the industry. I would strongly recommend this course to anyone starting out in script reading as a very clear and informative overview of the basics, or to anyone already experienced in the field as a good refresher course.

  44. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I really enjoyed the course: the trainer was great, the materials excellent. Thank a lot.

  45. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    The courses practicalities of the business were a great addition to what I was expecting. Information was at an almost perfect pace, making you work to take it all in but not going so fast as to lose you.
    The pre and post assignment were not only useful for having your script reading skills put into practice but also in showing you how much you know and have learnt.
    A worth while day for readers, writers and anyone interested in working in film production.

  46. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    A very informative and encouraging day, with a few surprising tips.

  47. 5 out of 5

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    Gave me exactly what I wanted. An intense day but the assessment was fair and useful for my career going forward. Very good will look out for them and their courses in the future.

  48. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Really worthwhile course that followed the structure advertised. Useful post-course reading material suggested. The list of potential script reading contacts and information on the industry is invaluable, saving hours of research. Many thanks to Industrial Scripts for a great day!

  49. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    This course was a really solid overview of reading for various companies, although I do agree it would be great to see more for television. Obviously, you can only fit so much in to one day. The first part largely duplicated the scriptwriting course, which rather disappointed me, as I was looking to focus more on the second part of the day – how to write ABOUT scripts. However, it never hurts to be reminded, and this part of the workshop will definitely be of use to people who haven’t been exposed to three-act structure, etc. By far the most useful thing was to go over the sample script during the in-class exercise, and be able to try out our own skills afterwards, with the help of the sample script report. I also found the tutor’s explanation of the realities of script reading (time taken, amount paid, possible career progression), a really good introduction to the industry. It’s definitely not for the faint-hearted, and I like that this wasn’t glossed over. The contacts sheet is also much appreciated! If you’re considering doing this, do. It’s not nearly as long as a degree in media studies, nor as expensive, but it will do the same job.

  50. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    A great introduction to script reading for those who have no experience at all and also for those who have some experience it is a great way to expand on knowledge already obtained. Although I agree it felt a little rushed towards the end and it was not equally weighed between focusing on both scripts for series and for films, it was very informative, engaging and relevant to todays industry for both getting work and doing the work itself. I would definitely recommend this course.

  51. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Packed with information, this one day course delivers. Very useful.

  52. 4 out of 5

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    The script reading course was informative and interesting. It offered tips and examples of how to write good coverage of a script and highlighted the pitfalls some script readers fall into. The preparation required before the course and the exercise after the course is very useful in getting practical experience. It was very film based which I wasn’t opposed to but a variation of analyzing TV scripts and Radio dramas would have been useful too. However overall I was really impressed.

  53. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    The course was interesting and covered many elements of story development and genre conventions. Sharing thoughts on the pre-assigned script was highly valuable and led to a more interactive section of the day, although more time spend on the construction of a script report as a result of this would have set up the post-course assignment a little more if time had allowed. There is simply so much to cover in one day! Overall, a good introduction to script reading and nice opportunity to meet like-minded people.

  54. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    The course was well presented and covered a lot of information in the time available. Knowledgeable and informed course tutor.

  55. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    The course was enjoyable as well as informative and provided a real insider’s view of this aspect of the script development process. The tutor’s use of actual script reports and film clips to illustrate his points was excellent. I would agree that the second half of the day felt a little rushed, especially the discussion of narrative structure. The post-course assignment is, however, a great opportunity to review, and hopefully learn from, the material covered and I look forward to receiving the tutor’s feedback.

  56. 4 out of 5

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    I learned a great deal in this one day course, and I felt that discussing a script we had all read was particularly helpful. My only critique is that the pacing of the course did not follow the outline we received ahead of time and it felt like we were a bit behind and had to rush to finish everything on the list. All in all, still a great experience and I would take a course with Industrial Scripts again.

  57. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    The course was insightful and useful for all areas of filmmaking. The post course assessment is also a really good idea. I would like more examples of script reports for films that we all know and love or hate. Overall it was good.

  58. 5 out of 5

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    The first, and still the best: our Script Reading Course first ran way back in January 2010, and has been selling out, month-on-month, ever since. The first course to focus attention on the ways script readers find work, as well as how to analyse and report-write effectively, the course can’t turn you into a great script reader overnight, but it sure can accelerate the process…

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