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The Insider Interviews is our monthly series networking events, live from the BFI and other central London locations.
We secure amazing industry guests, and OVERDRIVE members attend for FREE.
With networking drinks and a chance to mingle with our guest and fellow members, the series represents a rare opportunity to meet established industry figures...
Tim Bevan (producer)
Ben Roberts (exec)
Gareth Unwin (producer)
Nick Marston (agent)
Aaron Anderson (exec)
Michael Kuhn (producer)
Nisha Parti (producer)
Emily Leo (producer)
Ed Clarke (exec)
Rob Kraitt (agent)
Beth Pattinson (exec)
Tom Hiddleston (actor)
Ben Wheatley (director)
Jack Thorne (writer)
Sarah Radclyffe (prod)
Celine Haddad (exec)
Robert Jones (producer)
Ollie Madden (exec)
Bradley Quirk (exec)
Nev Pierce (critic)
Andrew Orr (prod)
Hoss Amini (writer)
Rebecca O'Brien (prod)
Colin Vaines (prod)
Camille Gatin (prod)
Matt Orton (writer)
Jeremy Baxter (exec)
Alexandra Rossi (exec)
Kevin Lehane (writer)
Alexei Boltho (exec)
Sophie Meyer (exec)
Simon Heath (prod)
Caryn Mandabach (prod)
Duncan Heath (agent)
Paul Webster (producer)
Faye Ward (producer)
Tanya Tillett (agent)
Stuart Hazeldine (writer)
Andy Brunskill (producer)
David Scinto (writer)
Caroline Harvey (exec)
Richard Holmes (prod)
Oliver Parker (dir)
Being part of the OD "tribe" has helped me be more focussed with my screenwriting. The regular chats with my industry mentor have made me set clearer goals... and forced me to actually stick to them! Faster turnaround and a discount on coverage reports are an added bonus.
This clear cut critique enabled me to see flaws in my script that I could not see on my own. A crucial sentence written by the analyst gave me the answer to a question I had been wrestling with regarding an alternate ending for the script. Most importantly, this service gave me free access to Talent Connector.
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.
Another great report from Industrial Scripts. As well as detailed feedback about the structure and characters, the analysis also provides advice on how to make the script more commercial - which is the first thing it gets judged on when you send it around. The page citations are exceptionally helpful too! As always, an extremely valuable service.
The notes arrived on time and were truly thoughtful and helpful. As someone having worked in development for several years I couldn't expect more from the "fresh pair of eyes" that we needed so much at this point. We will continue our work with the notes in mind and are looking forward to working with Industrial Scripts again!
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.
Always get great feedback from Industrial Scripts. Some good suggestions to sharpen it up, along with a 'Consider' verdict.
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.
Incredibly helpful service. Despite reading the reviews I was still surprised by the quality and level of detail contained with the 6 page report. Most importantly, the report included numerous pieces of actionable feedback which I have managed to incorporate into a subsequent draft. Would definitely recommend this service.
The report was much more detailed than I expected, and it was clear the reader had taken a great deal of time to understand the story, appreciate the structure, and propose very intelligent and sensitive solutions to some problems that he or she found. I really appreciated it, and have taken it to heart. I believe my screenplay is much stronger for having gone through this process. I will definitely do it again!
The analysis was good. I did all the things that were recommended by the reader. The report was delivered on time.
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.
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.
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.
Industrial Scripts offered spot-on, insightful, thoughtful notes on my script -- after using several other services, I was blown away by the level of precision and care taken by my Industrial Scripts reader. It was as if a trusted friend or mentor was reading my script -- somebody truly invested in my success, and not just trying to make a buck. I highly recommend Industrial Scripts to anyone looking to improve their work.
Once again received a detailed and constructive report. The consultants often exceed my expectations. I'm always inspired to develop my screenplay using their notes as guidance.
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!
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.
Extremely useful, insightful and fair feedback. I couldn't recommend more highly.
Definitely worth the money, very intelligent, constructive analysis that will help ensure I make the episode as good as it can be. I will definitely be using Industrial Scripts services again.
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.
Outstanding service. Exceeded my expectations. Film Forensic Notes gives the perfect report to help improve your script. I will continue to use Industrial Scripts to edit all of my screenplays.
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.
As an Academy Award winning producer writing my first screenplay, I chose Industrial Scripts because I wanted a completely unbiased, professional critique from the largest leading edge script consulting company. I wanted my script to be judged against the largest cross section of scripts competing for recognition in todays marketplace. I can say that the two script coverage reports I received were excellent, professional and extraordinarily instrumental in helping me achieve my script’s potential. Industrial Scripts service is a must for all serious emerging screenwriters.
Comprehensive and insightful script coverage. Thank you, Industrial Scripts!
Great service. Used it a few times and always get helpful notes. Highly recommend
Very clever analysis. The reader clearly had a deep understanding narrative but more importantly had the foresight to offer truly effective fixes.
Very helpful analysis. really helped me focus and refine the structure and characters. Recommend.
Fantastic! Very helpful and incredibly valuable feedback.
My experience with Industrial Scripts was professional, efficient and valuable. My report was delivered on time and I really the felt the reader invested the necessary time in the project to truly get to the core of my script.
The feedback was all extremely helpful and I would have no hesitation in recommending this service to others.
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!
My report was surprisingly insightful and undeniably helpful. the best thing it did for me was highlight parts of the script that I had yet to focus on. It cleared out much of the debris left by half deleted half thoughts that first got me writing and overall it helped me rebuild my focus on the type of stories I want to be writing. I know that any future rewrites will only be the better for it. Thanks again Industrial Scripts!
I was a complete newbie to script writing and sent my script to IS with no idea what to expect - either of the analysis or of how the script was doing. The report came back quickly and I was really impressed by how much thought had clearly gone into the feedback. It highlighted the good parts and explained what wasn't working with the weaker elements. The feedback also kept a close eye on how commercially viable the script could be. Highly recommended and I've used IS since.
I always use Industrial Scripts for all my screenplays. Their analysis on each story has always been clear and insightful. I love how they highlight the strengths and weaknesses on each arc. It is my most trusted blueprint to follow.
I had a report from Industrial Scripts on my short film script. The coverage was without doubt some of the best I've received. Not in the sense that it was flattering... more that the reader had really taken time to read it and understand what we were trying to do. The references were hugely niche, but bang on. The reader was incredibly well chosen for the project, and really knew their stuff. The criticisms and suggestions were constructive, and phrased in a way that helped the writer and the director interpret and implement the readers comments without any conflict arising. Five star service. Worth ever penny.
Industrial Scripts provided a very enlightening critique of our screenplay. It allowed us to see our work in a new light. Also they provided relevant suggestions for improvement, which were very helpful, and have not been provided as often by other editors we have used in the past.
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.
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!
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.
Fantastic service. I have used Industrial Scripts script analysis on a few occasions now and it has been extremely helpful every time. The feedback is excellent and tells you exactly what is needed to improve your script. I would highly recommend.
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.
I can strongly recommend this service, it was an encouraging and insightful day, thank you.
Excellent service. The report was far more detailed than I expected and noted aspects that I never would have considered. Highly recommend for anyone looking to hone their writing skills!
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.
I chose “film dry-run report” for my script, the Reader’s report was very useful to such an extent that my re-submission has improved from HONORABLE MENTION to CONSIDER. A great step forward indeed.
A very well thought through and well-considered analysis that identified several issues with my script that I had been blind to. It really helped with my rewrite, giving me the tools to improve the stuff that wasn't working along with an extra boost of enthusiasm for the project. The fourth time I have used IS - which tells you all you need to know.
The fifth time I've used Industrial Scripts and their feedback is as insightful and well-considered as usual and I will continue to use them. The feedback mirrored feedback I received from a Develop Executive at the same time, so they are definitely barking up all the right trees. My script was also deemed good enough to make their Talent Connector programme - which is a nice free bonus. I heartily recommend them.
The analysis was helpful in that it pointed out the strong points of the script and suggested ways to improve the weak points, while showing a genuine appreciation for the world of the story.
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.
If you want to see a breakdown of your script and the areas where it may need more work, then I would highly recommend using Industrial Scripts' "film dry-run report" . The feedback we received was honest, professional, and highly valuable during the latest edit of our screenplay.
Excellent, detailed analysis that was easy to action. Clearly pinpointed where the script's weaknesses and strengths were. I will definitely use Industrial Scripts again!