You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. Don't join an easy crowd. You won't grow. Go where the expectations and demands to perform and achieve are high...
The Insider Interviews is our monthly series networking events, live from the BFI.
We secure amazing industry guests, and OVERDRIVE members attend for FREE.
With networking drinks and a chance to mingle with our guest and fellow members, the series represents a rare opportunity to meet leading industry figures.
Tim Bevan (producer)
Gareth Unwin (producer)
Nick Marston (agent)
Aaron Anderson (exec)
Michael Kuhn (producer)
Nisha Parti (producer)
Emily Leo (producer)
Ed Clarke (exec)
Rob Kraitt (agent)
Tom Hiddleston (actor)
Ben Wheatley (director)
Jack Thorne (writer)
Sarah Radclyffe (prod)
Celine Haddad (exec)
Robert Jones (producer)
Ollie Madden (exec)
Bradley Quirk (exec)
Nev Pierce (critic)
Hoss Amini (writer)
Rebecca O'Brien (prod)
Colin Vaines (prod)
Camille Gatin (prod)
Matt Orton (writer)
Jeremy Baxter (exec)
Alexandra Rossi (exec)
Kevin Lehane (writer)
Alexei Boltho (exec)
Sophie Meyer (exec)
Caryn Mandabach (prod)
Paul Webster (producer)
Faye Ward (producer)
Tanya Tillett (agent)
Stuart Hazeldine (writer)
Andy Brunskill (producer)
David Scinto (writer)
Caroline Harvey (exec)
Richard Holmes (prod)
Being part of the OD "tribe" has helped me be more focussed with my screenwriting. The regular chats with my industry mentor have made me set clearer goals... and forced me to actually stick to them! Faster turnaround and a discount on coverage reports are an added bonus.
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!
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.
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.
I can strongly recommend this service, it was an encouraging and insightful day, thank you.
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.
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!
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!
This is the fourth time I use the analysis service and I all I can say again is that this is the best online service for screenwriters without doubt. The coverage reports are always on time, are very clear and and precise. I really appreciate having this option since it is the best way to advance properly with my scripts. I have recommended Industrial Scripts to all of my colleagues.
Very helpful analysis. really helped me focus and refine the structure and characters. Recommend.
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.
The notes arrived on time and were truly thoughtful and helpful. As someone having worked in development for several years I couldn't expect more from the "fresh pair of eyes" that we needed so much at this point. We will continue our work with the notes in mind and are looking forward to working with Industrial Scripts again!
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.
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.
Very helpful feedback, identifying areas of strength and development but, most importantly, offering ideas for ways to move forwards. The notes were detailed but concise and left me with a very clear view of what my next steps are.
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.
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.
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 have used Industrial Scripts several times and each time I find their readers to be extremely thorough and helpful in their analysis. I would recommend their services for any stage your story may be in. It is also helpful to get the coverage a second time after making changes. They are also responsive to questions in regards to the Talent Connector program. Overall I feel Industrial Scripts provides the best service and most professional feedback in regards to getting this type of coverage.
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.
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 had a report from Industrial Scripts on my short film script. The coverage was without doubt some of the best I've received. Not in the sense that it was flattering... more that the reader had really taken time to read it and understand what we were trying to do. The references were hugely niche, but bang on. The reader was incredibly well chosen for the project, and really knew their stuff. The criticisms and suggestions were constructive, and phrased in a way that helped the writer and the director interpret and implement the readers comments without any conflict arising. Five star service. Worth ever penny.
A very well thought through and well-considered analysis that identified several issues with my script that I had been blind to. It really helped with my rewrite, giving me the tools to improve the stuff that wasn't working along with an extra boost of enthusiasm for the project. The fourth time I have used IS - which tells you all you need to know.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Always get great feedback from Industrial Scripts. Some good suggestions to sharpen it up, along with a 'Consider' verdict.
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.
Comprehensive and insightful script coverage. Thank you, Industrial Scripts!
Extremely useful, insightful and fair feedback. I couldn't recommend more highly.
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.
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.
Great analysis as always, the comments always really help you improve your scripts.
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.
I was a complete newbie to script writing and sent my script to IS with no idea what to expect - either of the analysis or of how the script was doing. The report came back quickly and I was really impressed by how much thought had clearly gone into the feedback. It highlighted the good parts and explained what wasn't working with the weaker elements. The feedback also kept a close eye on how commercially viable the script could be. Highly recommended and I've used IS since.
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
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.
Definitely worth the money, very intelligent, constructive analysis that will help ensure I make the episode as good as it can be. I will definitely be using Industrial Scripts services again.
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.
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.
This clear cut critique enabled me to see flaws in my script that I could not see on my own. A crucial sentence written by the analyst gave me the answer to a question I had been wrestling with regarding an alternate ending for the script. Most importantly, this service gave me free access to Talent Connector.
Very clever analysis. The reader clearly had a deep understanding narrative but more importantly had the foresight to offer truly effective fixes.