I've loved being part of OVERDRIVE. Being able to make the most of the discounts, and free entry to The Insider Interviews LIVE every month, has been great. Writing can be a lonely process, so it's nice to talk to other members, network and go on the journey together.
As a director with three feature credits under my belt, I'm always on the lookout for new and exciting screenwriting voices and projects. I decided to join OVERDRIVE on the back of a brilliant script report I received from Industrial Scripts (I've booked many more, subsequently), and the chance to scout new talent. To be frank, I also joined because I liked the fact that all other members are vetted because other "open door" schemes I've tried have delivered too many moaners and not enough great networking! Overall, I've been delighted with OVERDRIVE, and am now collaborating with not one but two of my fellow OD-ers on new scripts.
Industrial Scripts' excellent script reports can hone a screenplay but for me OVERDRIVE provides the career and professional guidance essential to lift the writer’s horizon beyond their own desk. With regular meetings to review progress, and the chance to discuss difficult decisions, the mentoring scheme is invaluable for writers battling to launch their work. The community of members offers the chance to share experiences and discoveries. Ultimately OVERDRIVE is a brilliant support platform for screenwriters.
One of the most important parts of being an agent is being alert when it comes to new writers and directors. Getting to talent first is obviously really important and through OVERDRIVE I get to hear about fresh scripts and new voices that have already been vetted by Industrial Scripts.
OVERDRIVE is a great way for new writers to learn about the industry and receive advice from professional writers, directors and producers. The mentoring scheme in particular has provided me with the bespoke guidance and support I've needed at a critical stage of my career. I wholeheartedly recommend it, and encourage you to apply forthwith!
OVERDRIVE particularly suits me. I like the fact that the community began with invited members – particularly with writers whose work has been appreciated by Industrial Scripts’ readers. Our group of writers are, by and large, trying to break into the industry and have the same queries about how to do that. That gives us a lot to bond over – whether asking questions about how to approach production companies or about schemes and competitions. Reading each other’s scripts, has also been really helpful as well. Last but not least – the discounts for members, especially for writers, are very attractive. Come and help us build an even more productive community!
Extremely useful, insightful and fair feedback. I couldn't recommend more highly.
The fifth time I've used Industrial Scripts and their feedback is as insightful and well-considered as usual and I will continue to use them. The feedback mirrored feedback I received from a Develop Executive at the same time, so they are definitely barking up all the right trees. My script was also deemed good enough to make their Talent Connector programme - which is a nice free bonus. I heartily recommend them.
My experience with Industrial Scripts was professional, efficient and valuable. My report was delivered on time and I really the felt the reader invested the necessary time in the project to truly get to the core of my script.
The feedback was all extremely helpful and I would have no hesitation in recommending this service to others.
Excellent service. The report was far more detailed than I expected and noted aspects that I never would have considered. Highly recommend for anyone looking to hone their writing skills!
Hugely detailed notes, comprehensive and full of constructive advice and suggestions. The reader clearly had spent time with the script and obviously knew it very well. I will certainly be submitting the next draft for more of the same, now vastly improved thanks to the coverage.
This was my second time using the service for the same screenplay. With this coverage report, I was initially disappointed as I could tell from the first few sentences that my report had been written by a different person. The first report was written by someone who was very focused on character and they had done wonderful advice which I addressed and was hoping the same individual would receive my next draft and I would get feedback on how well I had implemented the feedback. My second review was written by someone more concerned with the lack of cinematic visuals/formatting conventions. Now that I have spent time with the second report and rewritten accordingly, I am now glad a second professional read my script. Although it did not elevate me above the same 'honorable mention' grade I received first time around, I feel my script is better for having had another set of expert eyes on it.
Very clever analysis. The reader clearly had a deep understanding narrative but more importantly had the foresight to offer truly effective fixes.
As an Academy Award winning producer writing my first screenplay, I chose Industrial Scripts because I wanted a completely unbiased, professional critique from the largest leading edge script consulting company. I wanted my script to be judged against the largest cross section of scripts competing for recognition in todays marketplace. I can say that the two script coverage reports I received were excellent, professional and extraordinarily instrumental in helping me achieve my script’s potential. Industrial Scripts service is a must for all serious emerging screenwriters.
Industrial Scripts offered spot-on, insightful, thoughtful notes on my script -- after using several other services, I was blown away by the level of precision and care taken by my Industrial Scripts reader. It was as if a trusted friend or mentor was reading my script -- somebody truly invested in my success, and not just trying to make a buck. I highly recommend Industrial Scripts to anyone looking to improve their work.
I was very impressed with the Film Forensic Notes I received from Industrial Scripts. They were delivered on time, and were complete, concise, intelligent, and organized, with many film references and helpful suggestions that we will consider in our next draft. I will use Industrial Scripts exclusively for all future script analysis needs!
Absolutely 5 star report. And to think I wasn't really expecting much. The script consultant clearly knew their business, was articulate in their explanations and generous in their suggestions. The constructive criticism chimed with other people's comments, as well as my own gut feelings. Because they offered suggestions of ways of dealing with the script's weak points I felt confident as I set to the next draft. The abundance of the report (7 pages?) meant I had plenty to take in and structure my changes. IT wasn't all criticism ( thank you for my 'Consider') and the comments and references to the material made me feel the script consultant 'got' my writing. I will definitely be submitting other work.
I was completely satisfied with the time frame. I was also hugely impressed with the work put in by the consultant reader - he/she had a firm grasp of the tone, structure and genre of the story - he/she made (mostly) very insightful comments on the material... some of which I agreed with, some of which I didn't. In short, it's obvious that the consultant reader knows the demands of what's expected of him/her, probably as a result of your superior training and/or his/her immersion in the discipline of script analysis. Whomever analysed my script is a thorough professional - I'm presuming they all are.
The report was much more detailed than I expected, and it was clear the reader had taken a great deal of time to understand the story, appreciate the structure, and propose very intelligent and sensitive solutions to some problems that he or she found. I really appreciated it, and have taken it to heart. I believe my screenplay is much stronger for having gone through this process. I will definitely do it again!
The analysis was helpful in that it pointed out the strong points of the script and suggested ways to improve the weak points, while showing a genuine appreciation for the world of the story.
Industrial Scripts provided a very enlightening critique of our screenplay. It allowed us to see our work in a new light. Also they provided relevant suggestions for improvement, which were very helpful, and have not been provided as often by other editors we have used in the past.
Heavily indebted to Industrial Scripts for the review and feedback I received. There was an even balance between highlighting the good (in my case, plot and dialogue) and the negatives (clarifying actions and rules of thumb). Above all, what I found encouraging about the review is that the reader seemed to genuinely WANT to be engaged with the material. That's always difficult when you have to review scripts of all standards, day in day out, but I felt that the reader gave me a fair shake, which resulted in an 'Honorable Mention'. I would definitely recommend the service, which was on time and most importantly, CONSTRUCTIVE in its criticism. To be given a fair chance is all most writers ask for and if you want to take your script forward and progress with the craft, a service like this is invaluable. Thanks again!
Once again received a detailed and constructive report. The consultants often exceed my expectations. I'm always inspired to develop my screenplay using their notes as guidance.
Fantastic service. I have used Industrial Scripts script analysis on a few occasions now and it has been extremely helpful every time. The feedback is excellent and tells you exactly what is needed to improve your script. I would highly recommend.
I can strongly recommend this service, it was an encouraging and insightful day, thank you.
Excellent, detailed analysis that was easy to action. Clearly pinpointed where the script's weaknesses and strengths were. I will definitely use Industrial Scripts again!
The script reader clearly spent the time to really read and think about the script and what we were trying to achieve with it. The feedback and suggestions were way beyond what I've received from other services and after a few days to process it has massively helped us work out what needs redeveloping and what already works, and why. Highly recommended.
Fantastic! Very helpful and incredibly valuable feedback.
Very impressed with the 6 pages of detailed feedback I received. It had clearly been written by someone with a good knowledge of the genre that I was writing in. Pleased to be told what worked as well as what didn't. There were also some extremely helpful ideas that may well be included in the re-write.
Comprehensive and insightful script coverage. Thank you, Industrial Scripts!
I have used a lot of different script services over the years, and work in the film industry, and I can tell you that in my experience Industrial Scripts are the best and most consistent.
If you want to see a breakdown of your script and the areas where it may need more work, then I would highly recommend using Industrial Scripts' "film dry-run report" . The feedback we received was honest, professional, and highly valuable during the latest edit of our screenplay.
Very happy with the service. The reader clearly understood the story and the mood. Pleasantly surprised with the depth of the analysis. I took the advice on board and improved the script. Thanks
A great service. The script reader clearly had a deep understanding of the genre of my feature. The commentary was insightful and suggestions for improvement were clear. I was so impressed that I submitted another project.
Industrial Scripts give thorough and comprehensive notes. I found their feedback to be incredibly helpful and thoughtful. The readers are always very informed and knowledgable, providing valuable insight to the strengths and weaknesses of the story. I have used other less expensive sites, but the readers seemed to miss something, which made their feedback less credible. With Industrial Scripts I find all the notes and insight to be right on because they are so in touch with the story, seemingly knowing where the story is and what it could become. I can give nothing but rave reviews for this service and the quality of readers they employ.
My reviewer gave me an honest and insightful report. I had areas in my screenplay I was struggling with. The review gave me the outsider's viewpoint I needed to fix those areas.
I'm very happy with the insights and analysis on my screenplay. It's given me lots of useful points to help improve the script further. I would recommend the service.
I found the script report above and beyond what was promised, very detailed and perceptive with suggestions that I am currently working on in the second draft. I am pretty confident it will be a better script as a result, so it was absolutely worth the money.
My reports have been valid, to the point and very useful. Constructive criticism is always valuable. As a result, my scripts have advanced considerably. Thank you.
The coverage report I received was fantastic. It was extremely helpful and I could tell that it had been read thoroughly. I will be using the feedback to help improve my script going forward.
Great service. Used it a few times and always get helpful notes. Highly recommend
Great analysis as always, the comments always really help you improve your scripts.
Outstanding service. Exceeded my expectations. Film Forensic Notes gives the perfect report to help improve your script. I will continue to use Industrial Scripts to edit all of my screenplays.
Always get great feedback from Industrial Scripts. Some good suggestions to sharpen it up, along with a 'Consider' verdict.
Incredibly helpful service. Despite reading the reviews I was still surprised by the quality and level of detail contained with the 6 page report. Most importantly, the report included numerous pieces of actionable feedback which I have managed to incorporate into a subsequent draft. Would definitely recommend this service.
Really impressed by my coverage report from Industrial Scripts - it went into so much more detail than expected, and it was great to be given notes by someone who clearly knows their craft and has a passion for film. The turnaround time was even faster than anticipated, and it was really eye opening to read a different take on the story. Most importantly, however, it has encouraged me to continue with the script, which for me is worth 1000x the price! As a first time writer, with a first ever draft, to be taken seriously and given thoughtful, in-depth feedback was a real boost. There was some contradiction with what was advised in the notes, but overall I think the service is excellent. I will definitely be using Industrial Scripts again soon!
I've used Industrial Scripts, along with others, and it's my favorite. I use it every time I write a new script. They go above and beyond with deconstructing your project.
2nd time using Industrial Scripts and it's the 2nd time I am thrilled with the results. Very clear, structured analysis of my project, with concrete suggestions on how to make it better. Will definitely be using this report again!
I had already reworked my script extensively so the feedback I got was less on structure and story and more on the scene description and character details, which was exactly what I wanted. The reader not only highlighted areas for improvement but offered some excellent suggestions, many of which I have incorporated into my latest draft. Constructive feedback, greatly appreciated!
The consultant provided a highly detailed report, complimenting the strong parts of the script and offering very constructive ways to improve on the areas that need more work and attention. They were very complimentary of my writing style, and offered me a lot of encouragement which is greatly appreciated. The consultant used specific examples from the script to highlight their points, which was very helpful and demonstrated how thoroughly they had read my screenplay and understood the story I am telling. I am very happy with the feedback and appreciate it immensely, after working hard on this screenplay for the last 8 years. I will definitely be using Industrial Scripts for screenplay feedback from now on.
I chose “film dry-run report” for my script, the Reader’s report was very useful to such an extent that my re-submission has improved from HONORABLE MENTION to CONSIDER. A great step forward indeed.
Another excellent report, received in good time. Perhaps I could have done with a bit less industry commentary and a few more creative ideas in the the development notes, but I'm picking holes. Top notch work as always and will return for sure.
As ever, Industrial Scripts really delivered above and beyond what I hoped for with really concise and actionable insight into what works and doesn't with my script. Over the past few years their reviews have become an integral part of my writing process - I wouldn't consider anyone else for this service nor could I recommend them highly enough.
I always use Industrial Scripts for all my screenplays. Their analysis on each story has always been clear and insightful. I love how they highlight the strengths and weaknesses on each arc. It is my most trusted blueprint to follow.
Excellent quality of feedback with detailed and relevant action points making it easy to know where to improve and why. I will use again with confidence. Well worth the money.
My report was surprisingly insightful and undeniably helpful. the best thing it did for me was highlight parts of the script that I had yet to focus on. It cleared out much of the debris left by half deleted half thoughts that first got me writing and overall it helped me rebuild my focus on the type of stories I want to be writing. I know that any future rewrites will only be the better for it. Thanks again Industrial Scripts!