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The  Screenplay Coverage


Every Script Needs

Screenplay coverage is an essential tool for screenwriters new and old. It isn't enough to ask your friends and actors you know to read your script.  A professionally crafted screenplay coverage service provides you with insights into the main components and details of the script from various levels.

One way to get a screenplay coverage is to enter a screenplay contest that provides a detailed coverage as part of the submissions offering of the contest. It is always best to submit to contests that do provide feedback. 

 

TAT Productions offers Script Coverage with detailed summaries and in-depth analyses of your script. Because we  base each Coverage on the same principles applied to book reviews plus other guidelines that apply only to screenplays per standard professional practices observed by mainstream media industry requisites.

 

Ratings use a Rubric for each Parameter 

When covering a screenplay, every category below is ​measured on a scale of 1-5 from low to high performance rating. However each one is explained thoroughly to the client per detail.  Take a look at the superficial layer below.

  • Genre:                        What is the genre of the screenplay, is there more than one genre? How well do films of this                                genre do?

  • Formatting:               How properly is the screenplay formatted? Does it use the Hollywood Standard or a similar                                                                                         format?                                                  Does it follow the rules?

  • Outline:                      Is there a clear outline with acts and turning points? How well is  the dramatic curve                                                                                                     developed and the plot followed? 

  • Character Arcs:        How do characters change from beginning to end? How well are the character archetypes                                                                           defined?

  • Premise:                    Loglines & Summaries: what is this script about in one sentence, a three sentence paragraph, and a one-                                                                pager?  What is the main idea, greater idea, and general idea of the story?

  • Plot Summary:        Can we track the acts and turning points?

  • Target Audience:    Who is going to want to watch this film? Why would someone want to watch this film? ?

  • Turning Points:       How weak or strong are the turning points? how many turning points are there and what type are they? ?

  • Production Value:    High - medium - low budget

  • Bias analysis             Is the film sexist? racist?

  • Settings analysis:     How do the settings contribute to tell the story?

  • Dialogue analysis    Who talks the most, the least, and how long do they talk for? Does the dialogue complement or instead of                                                                 exposit? 

  • Subtext:                         Where and how is subtext used?

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