Guaranteed Reads: Bespoke Script Connection Service
by Industrial Scripts
Since 2010, Industrial Scripts has been delivering industry-leading script development services.
Our cherry-picked team of script consultants and script doctors are dedicated to helping writers and filmmakers improve.
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Is Guaranteed Reads Right for You?
Frustrated by the crapshoot of contests? Just want a fair, honest, industry hearing?
The Guaranteed Reads Process:
5 transparent steps, so you don’t die wondering…
You Book One of Our Script Reports
Step #1: We Need to Read You..
Inevitably, us assessing your script is the first, essential step in the process. After all, if we persuaded our friends at the agencies to read weak scripts…well…it wouldn’t be long before our calls would be unreturned. We read it, and send you our notes. View all our script coverage services.
...we respond in 10 days with a full quote and schedule...
Step #2: You’ll Be Notified Whether You Qualified
If your script scored highly enough in Step 1, we’ll let you know that you qualified for Guaranteed Reads. At this time, we’ll also issue you with a quote for a minimum of 5 reads (a “read” is a unique read from an industry figure). Clients book GRs in blocks of 5: so 5 reads, or 10 reads, or 15 reads etc.
...at this point the invoice would be raised and paid...
Step #3: Locking the Work In
Presuming our quote is acceptable, we then move forward to invoicing and start liaising about the list of preferred industry figures (more on this below).
...we then confirm the list of industry names
Step #4: Targets Sign Off
With the paperwork out of the way the fun really begins: now we work with you to devise a list of appropriate industry targets. Brand new and don’t have an agent? We’ll need to target junior ones just starting their own lists. Got a script that’s perfect for this producer or that executive? We’ll get it done.
...your script goes to the targets, they let us know whether they wish to take it further or not
Step #5: The Verdicts Come In
We release your script to the designated targets, who read it and send us brief notes containing their thoughts. They also alert us as to whether they wish to be put in touch with you directly. At this point we hand you over to them, and communication takes place directly. We take no fees if you’re signed, or the script sells.
Just book your script in for a review, wait for your notes (and grade), and if eligible raise a request for GRs.
Start The Guaranteed Reads Process
Using Guaranteed Reads
The Other Options
Our Guaranteed Reads service has been carefully engineered to address many of the common issues filmmakers experience trying to get their scripts read.
- No open door policy: only scripts vetted by us are eligible
- No delays, no BS, just did they like the script Yes/No?
- Definitive answers – no smoke and mirrors
- Fast responses with no pursuit. We get back to you, quickly.
- Over a decade in business, with the industry connections to match.
- Contracted number of reads keeps things simple.
- Transparent and fixed up-front payment means if you’re signed or sell a project, we’re not involved. There are no hidden fees.
- You’re guaranteed not to die wondering!
- Total open door: anyone can be promoted, which means the quality auto-reduces
- A subtle waste of time: ranking in contests is great but unless you win tangible benefits are minimal
- Mentoring and other script promotion tools are the same – they improve you, but that’s not the same as concrete results
- Limited or faux industry connections
- Indeterminate or vague promotion/connection promises
- Lack of clarity about what exactly you’re getting for your money
Guaranteed Reads: In Brief
Guaranteed Reads is priced on a case-by-case basis after we’ve had a chance to assess your script. You’ll be issued with a price for 5 GRs, as a block, and can of course multiply that should you so wish. For reasons that are probably obvious GRs is not a low-cost development service and should only be engaged by individuals with a strong script, and what might be deemed a “proper” budget.
Most of our clients who sign up for the Guaranteed Reads service are looking to be signed by agents or managers, or both. In a typical case then, we’d produce a targeted list of junior agents or managers, who are still building their lists (because very established agents rarely sign brand new clients). Equally, if there’s a particular producer you’d really like to read your script because you feel they’d connect with it based on their past films/shows, then we can often facilitate that. A certain degree of realism is obviously required when booking GRs – getting Jerry Bruckheimer to personally read your script isn’t something we can facilitate…
Ultimately, much as we’d like to help everyone who approaches us out, only scripts that we’ve read personally and rated at above “Pass” level are eligible for GRs. We can’t vouch for, what we haven’t read! You can book your script in so we can read it via our main script coverage page.
GRs obviously requires a certain amount of bandwidth at our end, and it’s also fair to say that we’ve found a spread approach massively increases the likelihood of a positivity industry interaction. GRs are offered on a “5 pack” basis only, accordingly (ie. clients book 5, or 10, 0r 15 etc).
...or, put another way...
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About Industrial Scripts®
Founded in 2010, Industrial Scripts is today one of the world’s leading screenwriting companies, backed by major companies and with over 1,000 verified testimonials.
Our script consultants have significant industry credentials, writing coverage for companies and studios including Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., Universal and many more. Working with screenwriters and filmmakers of all levels and from myriad locations, we also deliver intensive training both online and offline.
While our free Talent Connector promotes talent to the industry, our popular blog – Character-Driven – educates and entertains. We believe that rigorous script development is the foundation of great film and TV and is, indeed, essential.
Without it, the end product will fail.