ScriptXpert Coverage for Shorts and Treatments
Before typing “FADE IN,” many writers create Treatments of their story. A Treatment is a detailed scene-by-scene outline. Other writers create Short Film scripts to test an idea or direct and produce themselves to submit to film festivals.
The ScriptXpert team offers a Shorts and Treatments Coverage for all work under 40 pages (note: see the formatting guidelines below).
Standard Coverage includes a one-page graded score sheet that evaluates the major elements of your screenplay on a scale of Excellent, Good, Fair or Poor. In addition, your Studio Reader will provide you with notes about why an Industry reader would or would not recommend your short or treatment to agents, managers and producers.
Our Standard Coverage package includes:
- Category chart with ratings on Dialogue, Characters, Story, Conflict, Premise, Format
- Two pages on Plot, Character and Marketability and one page of overall commentary, with a focus on why the script would or would not be recommended
- A rating on the “Pass, Consider, or Recommend” scale
Ready to gain insight into the marketability of your Feature Film, Movie-of-the-Week or Television script, just like your script will with an in-house reader at a Hollywood studio? Book your Coverage package today and let us help you improve your odds of having your screenplay sold.
Turnaround time is typically 10-15 days. Select RUSH SERVICE to receive your coverage in 5 business days or less
Screenplay Format Guidelines:
Screenplays must be formatted and submitted using industry-standard formatting, which will accurately determine the page count:
- Top: 1 inch
- Bottom: 1 inch
- Left: 1.5 inches
- Right: 1 inch (can vary up to a quarter-inch)
- Font: Courier font; 12 points
All providers of ScriptXpert services have signed a stringent and comprehensive nondisclosure and confidentiality agreement. You can rest assured that your material and conversations will not be shared with anyone.
As an additional measure of protection for both you and your Studio Reader, we highly recommend registering your work with The Writers Guild of America and/or the U.S. Copyright office.
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