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Why book a Script Report from Us?

  • We are the only screenwriting co. with verified customer reviews. There are over 800 reviews about us online, and our rating is 95% positive. Read more.
  • We are the only screenplay analysis company backed by a major Talent Agency. Curtis Brown are one of the world’s leading literary and talent agencies.

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  • Film & TV development is fiercely competitive – scripts get few chances to impress. Hiring a script consultant, before submission, is essential.
  • We’re sent c. 60 screenplays a month, one of the largest script-flows around. 46% are repeat bookings. Script coverage is what we do: all day, every day.

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I have a highly attuned bulls**t radar. And there are various script reading services out there that smell fishy to me. But this one sounded legit. Because I’m hardcore, I opted for their “Dry Run Report” (I’m a copywriter by background, used to my work being shredded to pieces if it’s not up to scratch, so I wanted a no-nonsense appraisal, rather than encouragement and general hand-holding). My reader was intelligent, savvy and impartial. I didn’t agree with everything in the report (I’d expected it to be rated “Excellent” across the board, added to the Talent Connector, and for me to be cracking open bottles of Bollinger with Tim Bevan by now) but perhaps that just goes to show — this is the real deal. I’m satisfied that my script was thoroughly scrutinised by someone who knows their s**t, and not some churn-n-burn intern, wet behind the ears and wired out on Haribo Fangtastics. For that, Industrial Scripts, I salute you!

Nick Copeman, verified client review, January 2015

Why hire a Script Consultant?

We’ll be honest with you: the film & TV industries operate a “guilty until proven innocent” policy when it comes to scripts. Some people may not like to hear that, but it’s the truth. Raising money for scripts and for films is an extremely competitive business, and it’s rare that producers, writers and directors get multiple bites at the cherry. Truly great scripts are so few and far between, that agents, executives and producers won’t look at a new writers’ work more than once. You’ll literally have one shot to impress, and you have to give yourself the best chance by making sure your script is as good as possible before you submit it to the powers-that-be. That’s where an industry script consultant comes in – he or she can a) advise a writer or filmmaker whether the script is actually good enough to be released to the industry, and b) advise how it can be improved, and how much further work is required.

If you want nothing but praise, Industrial Scripts aren’t for you. If you want a realistic, practical evaluation of your work with quality recommendations, pay what they ask and it’ll be yours. For the third time, they’ve done right by me.

Chris Heath, verified client review, March 2014

I have submitted scripts to various script consultants, but ‘IS’ has yet to be beaten, Always thorough, always professional. Advice received on a better medium, genre, audience, market potential, improving structure, heightening effects, improving character arcs – sufficient for a confident re-write. Recommended.

Christopher James, verified client review, April 2014

Who uses Industrial Scripts?

The company is now over 5 years old (we were founded in January 2010), and it’s safe to say we have a broad and diverse client base. Clients range from blue-chip, produced screenwriters; producers from the advertising sector looking to switch over to drama and comedy; busy directors who use us a sounding board; and new screenwriting talent aiming to hone their craft and build their portfolio of great scripts. We receive between 30 and 60 script feedback bookings per month, which is one of the largest script-streams in the world and the sheer variety of clients we service and range of projects we encounter makes our work a pleasure.

Very, very highly recommended. Saved me much time, money & headache. Good, constructive feedback by people who understand the business we’re in. Would use them again and again in a heartbeat.

– JJ Connolly (LAYER CAKE), verified client review, April 2014

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What qualifications do your Script Readers have?

We cherry-pick our script editors from referrals within the industry, and the considerable volume of CVs and script coverage examples we’re sent. The truth is that innate talent goes a long way in script reading. It can be taught, and all-round cine-literacy is very important for a script consultant, but ultimately industry credentials talk. So whilst some script readers get by initially on nepotism, or good fortune, it’s very tough – nay impossible – to retain many of the prestigious script coverage jobs in the industry without having exceptional script analysis skills. It’s these consultants that Industrial Scripts hire, and when you send your script to us you can be certain that your project is being analysed by a script editor with pedigree.

I sent this certain script to three different analysts throughout the screenwriting world just to see if they would ‘get’ the ending and the analyst from Industrial Scripts was the only one who understood exactly what I was aiming for.

– Robert Bridge, verified client review, February 2015

I sent my screenplay to dozens of agents & production companies. When I did get a reply, it was often that they only deal with professional script reading services. Several mentioned Industrial Scripts. The cynic in me smelled a rat. And an empty wallet. But I took a look and spent an hour or two reading the Industrial Scripts website. I was persuaded by what I saw, the professionalism of the site and the reasonable fees. Off went my script and my money, half in hope, half in curiosity and expecting a two paragraph summary and a goodbye note. But not at all. In a fairly speedy turnaround, I received a very comprehensive and useful analysis of my work. Also, to my amazement, I got an Honorable Mention and free entry onto their Talent Connector programme. This meant my script would be submitted for me to a wide range of agents & production companies. Probably all those who had already given me the elbow. So – an excellent service that I will be using again. Well worth the money and highly recommended.

– John A. Read, verified client review, March 2014

I’m unsure – which of your 20 services should I go for?

This is difficult for us to answer without knowing more about your project, but our most popular services (over a 5-year period) are as follows:

The best report for really getting down to the nitty gritty…

Film Forensic Notes. As the name suggests, this script report literally crawls through your screenplay with a fine-toothed comb, delivering over 14 pages of detailed script analysis (try reading that in one sitting), and an assessment grid (common in industry circles). This service delivers the most bang for your buck, and is for writers and filmmakers who really aren’t messing around…

The best report for deciding which ideas to throw energy at…

Easy, our “Which Logline?” service, which does exactly what it says on the tin. You send us 10 of your best ideas, we read them and tell you which ones you should be ploughing all your energies into. It takes a long time to write an outstanding screenplay, and you just don’t have time to develop everything you want to. So we consider this an incredibly valuable service, which can save you months and months of work, which might ultimately finish at a dead-end. “The talent is in the choices” as Robert DeNiro (before he sold out!) once said, and that’s certainly the case with screenwriting. You cannot write everything that pops into your head, and you must give yourself the best shot by focussing only on the strongest loglines.

The best way to sit down in-person with a super-charged script editor for a day…

Can’t get to central London for your Script Editing Day with us? No problem, just jump on Skype and we’ll get straight to it. You’ll leave energised, enthused and most importantly, clear about the next steps for your project. Book a day with us here.

The best report if you’ve ignored the advice above and now can’t see the wood from the trees…

We get it. You were over-excited about the idea you’d had for a TV show or film. You launched immediately into the script, writing away furiously through draft-after-draft until you now can’t tell which way is up, or how the original script ended. A feeling nags away at you – was the core premise, the basic idea for this script that great in the first place? Maybe not. Enter, stage right, our Judgement Day Script Report. This service may not be for the faint of heart, but it’s proved the solution for many a project. With this service, you ask us a straight question (“shall I continue developing this script?”) and we give you a very definite answer (Yes/No). Like we said, not subtle, but often necessary.

With 8 years of freelance UK Film Council script reporting under my belt, I can happily confirm the script feedback identified the flab, fat & underplayed – equally so the lean, mean meaty bits. I agree with 95% of it too & 5% that doesn’t chime is only because I need a ‘straight man’ amidst my funny ‘filthy dirty gorgeous fantastic sexy action’! Verdict then? Write till you drop then submit for an Industrial Scripts report…

Elsa O’Toole, verified client review, October 2014

It is hard to put into words just how impressed I am. I received 9 pages of feedback on the screenplay I submitted. Accurate comments and points that not only pointed out what I needed to improve but also the strengths found with in my screenplay. They discussed everything from current expected audience, Art-house, to how it could, if desired, be honed to suit a more wide-spread audience. The writer of my report had also obviously spent a fair amount of time looking into similar movies as they made well informed comparisons. Delivered in a neither scathing nor overly gentle way the report leaves you with confidence in your screenplay but yet determined to improve it. I completely and totally recommend Industrial Scripts. They went above and beyond what I expected.

– Hannah Bard, verified client review, August 2014

How long will I have to wait for my script report?

Our standard turnaround time on all script notes is 21 days, but it’s rare we take that long. If you’d like to guarantee a quicker report, we offer various fast-turnaround services that can be booked on the individual product pages, such as this one.

Being sceptical of most aspects of the literary ‘industry’ I approached Industrial Scripts with my ‘scamdar’ on max setting: I have to say that my fears were groundless! We received an extremely erudite, comprehensive and insightful report in less than one third of the suggested time scale. The feedback highlighted glaring omissions which we had failed to identify and then proceeded to offer viable alternatives. In short, an excellent service.

– Duncan Drye, verified client review, October 2014

Ready to take Script Development seriously? Simply choose your service from the list above and we’ll get to work…