Film Script Coverage Report

Film Script Coverage Report

4.69 out of 5 based on 59 customer ratings
(61 customer reviews)


  • Delivers 5+ pages of highly detailed screenplay analysis.
  • Ideal for writers, producers and directors at all stages of development.
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SKU: Script Coverage Report


Our Film Script Coverage Report is a detailed report on feature-length film screenplays, which delivers 4+ pages of notes and feedback to help clients move onto the next draft. The report is second only to our Film Forensic Notes service in terms of popularity.

The service is most suited to projects either in the early stages of development (say at first or second draft stage) or right at the very end of the development process, when notes to help “tweak” the script are required, rather than proposing truly substantial changes. The report does not include a synopsis, and is instead composed of “pure notes” as our script consultant focusses exclusively on what you can do to improve your project and move forward to a point where it’s market-ready.

The harsh reality is that script coverage is forever: once you’ve submitted your script to an agent or producer a record of what they thought of your script will either be lodged in their hard drive (via coverage their assistant delivers, or their own notes), their brain(!) or both.

The biggest single mistake made by new and promising screenwriters is to submit scripts prematurely, assuming they’ll receive a second chance. In most cases, unless the script makes a very favourable impression, they won’t. Calls will remain unanswered, emails will be ignored and deleted, and no progress will be made.

That’s where script coverage by a bona fide script consultant comes in: we a) advise whether your script is good enough to be submitted for real, and b) offer, insight, analysis and advice on how to improve it.

Be sensible. Don’t rush script development. After all, good things come to those who wait…(and make the right first impression!)


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61 reviews for Film Script Coverage Report

  1. (verified owner)

    Industrial Scripts does an excellent job with all of their film coverage services. I have used this service for several of my scripts and I have found the feedback to be invaluable. Their professional staff is very knowledgable and frankly provide the best coverage compared to other companies that provide similar service. I would highly recommend this service for a writer trying to find reliable feedback that can truly help your story.

  2. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    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.

  3. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    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.

  4. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    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.

  5. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Always get great feedback from here. Some good suggestions to sharpen it up, along with a ‘consider’ verdict.

  6. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Comprehensive and insightful script coverage. Thank you, Industrial Scripts!

  7. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    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.

  8. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    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.

  9. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    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.

  10. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    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.

  11. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Extremely useful, insightful and fair feedback. I couldn’t recommend more highly.

  12. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    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.

  13. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    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.

  14. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    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!

  15. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    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.

  16. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    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.

  17. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    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

  18. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    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.

  19. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    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.

  20. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Very clever analysis. The reader clearly had a deep understanding narrative but more importantly had the foresight to offer truly effective fixes.

  21. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    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 only reason I haven’t given a 5 star review is that I think the website could be slightly more user friendly.

  22. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I received really fast, detailed and helpful feedback. Exactly what I need to get my script in the best possible shape before sending out.

  23. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    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.

  24. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    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!

  25. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    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.

  26. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Great service. Used it a few times and always get helpful notes. Highly recommend

  27. 2 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This report was mostly just a synopsis of the plot. Not much advice on how to improve script. ‘Hon Mention’ probably linked more to company bias rather than quality of script.

  28. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    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.

  29. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Analysis arrived at the time promised and was extremely well prepared. A complex and difficult historical story had obviously been seriously analysed and returned with positive and inciteful comments…..first class

  30. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    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.

  31. (verified owner)

    Another excellent report. 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.

  32. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    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!

  33. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    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!

  34. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    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.

  35. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Excellent service. You know when you get an IS review that it will offer you sound advice on moving forward with your next draft. You don’t always have to agree with every comment but you know they will always make you stand back and think about what you have written and ask: ‘Is this the best it could be?’

  36. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Industrial Script’s consultant analysis is the best report I have received in all my six years of screenwriting. It highlights issues in a constructive way and equips you will all the tools needed for a stronger rewrite. I would highly recommend.

  37. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    These guys really know their stuff! Highly informed and insightful analysis. Will certainly be using them again for future projects.

  38. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Another excellent report, this time for a script in a genre that’s fairly new to me. Received the report earlier than expected, and with so many useful and very specific notes–from someone who has clearly spent a lot of time studying this genre. Could not be more pleased. Would recommend this service to anyone.

  39. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Very comprehensive and measured report. Quick turnaround (much quicker than expected). Would highly recommend.

  40. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Does exactly what it says on the tin. A full and comprehensive review of my script with useful and insightful feedback. I will definitely be back once I’ve made amends. It’s a strong recommend from me.

  41. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    After a solid month of trying to figure out which coverage company to go with I finally chose Industrial Scripts. I chose Industrial Scripts because they didn’t advertise the whole world, they have verified reviews, and their price-point seems fair to me.

    I was very happy with my grade (Honorable Mention), and I was very happy with the feedback as well. The feedback was everything I was hoping for. I could tell the reader read my entire script, and I could tell the reader knew what he/she was talking about. Overall: Very satisfied.

    While I’d like to include some negative experiences to make my review more credible, the truth is; I haven’t had any. If anything I’d like to see a more streamlined submission process, but I’m splitting hairs here.

    Great service, worth the money, going to use again with my next script.


  42. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Incisive, high-quality feedback every time. I recommend this service to other writers.

  43. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I love my report so much! Having never paid for script notes before, I was a little nervous, but I’d recommend this service to anyone. I’ve been a professional screenwriter in L.A. for 15 years and have never received such detailed, thoughtful or insightful notes from producers or executives (which may surprise no one). The report is so intelligent and well-written, helped to give me a good perspective on the project and the suggestions were perfect for this draft. Really thrilled, thank you!

  44. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    A good, honest assessment of the potential of the project. Also, there were several very sharp and poignant notes on how to improve the screenplay by mainly strengthening theme and characterization. Very useful.

  45. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    A great and insightful report which carefully highlighted problem areas that need further development, while also encouraging you in areas that do work, giving you the pep you need to conquer the next draft.

  46. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Don’t always agree/get value from absolutely everything but on this one I certainly did. Really top notch report. It’s why I always come back!

  47. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Interesting coverage, if slightly frustrating to read. The consultant seemed overly anxious to display their knowledge of different story models, and some of the advice was either hedged or was in direct contradiction to advice I’d received from other sources. But the report was detailed and extensive, and the consultant had clearly engaged with the material. Absolutely a report worth having, and I’ll use Industrial Scripts for coverage again – but not in isolation.

  48. 5 out of 5

    An excellent service – the analyst provided a very constructive critique – identifying strengths and weaknesses and solutions re the latter.

  49. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Very happy with my review and I incorporated the feedback. What’s interesting though is that I received very different feedback from a US script doctor based in Hollywood, so I think it’s good to get a second opinion as well. People read and interpret differently.

  50. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I was extremely impressed with the quality of my report. The analyst completely understood the genre and many nuances of the script and had clearly read it thoroughly. The report very clearly highlighted the problems with the screenplay and why they thought it was a problem, but in a very professional and clear manner. I will most certainly be using this service again.

  51. 4 out of 5

    My reviewer was obviously an extremely erudite person. I loved the reference to the ‘sexual frisson’ in my story. I’m using it in my pitch from now on!

  52. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    The report was returned within the stated time, offered good advice how to improve and was clear on what worked and what didn’t.

  53. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Excellent and detailed coverage. Took the time to point out things that were working, and those that weren’t with specific examples. The consultant had an in-depth understanding of the genre and story, and took the time to point out specific examples in other films in that genre that worked well. S/he also managed to strike a very good balance between a bird’s eye view of the plot and scene/dialog level view of why it was or wasn’t working. All of this information was conveyed honestly and constructively without ever being dismissive or negative. And, it arrived one week ahead of schedule. Definitely the best experience I’ve had with script coverage.

  54. 5 out of 5

    Very detailed notes highlighting areas of the script that required revision. Fast turnaround. Good notes service!

  55. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Exactly what I needed to know, but then that’s why I always go to Industrial Scripts.

  56. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    My report outlined the strengths (so I knew what was working) and took the time to detail the weaknesses and at times also suggest ways problems could be fixed. My analyst clearly read the script and took the time to dig into its heart to make it better. An impressive read, I must say.

  57. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    We received a very good and detailed report which highlighted our problems and offered advice on how to proceed with further development.

  58. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Excellent, detailed, actionable and helpful notes. The consultant brought to bear a wide range of critical lenses through which the view the work. Both praise and critical comments were backed up with specific examples from the script.

  59. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I’ve always found the Coverage Reports to be detailed and honest. All analysis is there to help you grow as a writer, and I can honestly say that these reports have helped improve all aspects of my writing.

  60. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    It’s so hard to find a good coverage service. In the past, I’ve received reports that do nothing but shoot down your script, no explanation – nothing?! You’re left confused and giving up writing feels like the only option. But, with Industrial Scripts, I was pleasantly surprised. Don’t get me wrong, they did find problems with my script, but I understood why these were problems and I can see a path forward. My script will be rewritten, and I will be getting another coverage report with this company.

  61. 5 out of 5

    We have delivered hundreds and hundreds of Film Coverage Reports in the last 4 years. It’s our 2nd most popular service, after Detailed Development Notes, and delivers more than 5 pages of analysis on film scripts at all stages of development.

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