Since 2010, Industrial Scripts has been delivering the deepest, most insightful script reports anywhere. Our cherry-picked crew of experienced script consultants are dedicated to helping writers and filmmakers improve.
Script development is What We Do.
Well, let's try a little equation...
There are more and more screenplays being written every year.
But the number of bona fide agents, managers, executives and producers hasn't risen at the same pace.
There aren't more (industry) eyes to read these extra scripts.
Put bluntly agents and managers and executives and producers have to be more ruthless with their time.
They have to read fewer pages of a script before either discarding it or reading on, they have to read more scripts generally (because there are more out there, and their whole career hinges on finding great scripts), and most importantly they can't read the same writer twice, if he/she didn't impress the first time.
Let's see that in image form again.
You have to put your best foot forward as a screenwriter. It's got to be your best work, the best version of your script.
I get query emails a lot, and I remember everyone's name. If someone queries me and I like the logline, I'll request the script and give it 15 pages. If it hooks me, I'll keep reading.
If not I'll quickly Pass.
If someone gets in touch again, and I didn't like their first script, I won't even answer. You really have to put your best foot forward..."
We could sugar coat it, but that's the rub.
If you can hook or leverage a major agent or manager into reading in the first place (not easy), they'll give your script 5-10 pages. If it hasn't grabbed them by then, it's don't-call-us-we'll-call-you time.
The stakes are higher for new writers than they were before, and whilst the range of ways to get discovered have widened, the number of bites at the cherry writers can have with key taste-makers has shortened.
That's the bad news.
The good news is that Hollywood is more hungry for great scripts, writers and ideas than ever.
It really is. Amazon, Netflix and their ilk have fundamentally changed the game. Leviathon hit shows like Game of Thrones, Stranger Things and all the others don't write themselves,
And lest we ever forget, someone just sits down in a room and makes these stories up.
It's that simple...and that difficult...but it is do-able.
Deep, actionable script coverage can help you turn that "Pass" project into a "Recommend", can help you filter your great, life-changing ideas from the dead end-ers and save you from blowing a big chance with an agent or manager.
Multiple specific page references and over 3,000 words (far more than our competitors) of honest, actionable script notes specifically engineered to help, not preach, mean Industrial Scripts' coverage stands apart. We support every argument, rather than offering sweeping generalisations. An Industrial Scripts report is direct rocket fuel for your project.
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Our grids, so common among the script reports used by producers and agencies, let you know precisely where you stand in a crisp, visual way. 30 analysis scores, percentile scores, performance pie charts and comparable films/shows are included in all our reports as standard. Download sample reports.
No more bargain-bin, sub $100 price points where the coverage is written by an intern. Nor for us the extortionate fees charged by lone-wolf gurus. Our prices respect both you, and the unique level of coverage we deliver.
Our script consultants have assessed material for a broad range of production companies, mini-majors and the Hollywood studios themselves. What's more, we're the only script company backed by a major literary agency (the Curtis Brown group, who rep actor Robert Pattinson and DRIVE screenwriter Hoss Amini, to name but two). We were also founded back in 2010 by a Paramount, Warner Bros. and Scott Free script consultant. We've endured.
With over 20 individual script reports you can be sure we have an existing service to suit your needs. You can send us a logline, multiple loglines, treatments, pitches, sitcoms, teleplays and screenplays. We analyze ideas to help you separate the wheat from the chaff, and even script doctor and re-write projects. Script development is What We Do.
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All scripts which achieve an "above Pass" rating from our script consultants are eligible to have their project championed, for free, via Talent Connector. Our carefully curated list of agents, managers and producers are always on the lookout for vetted screenwriting talent, while our OVERDRIVE community provides the ideal platform to hone your craft and build positive connections.
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When you start digging under the skin of most script companies, you realise 99% were founded by people who didn't really get too far in script development (Good in a Room and The Black List are two of the few exceptions). By contrast we were founded by a Paramount, Warner Bros., Universal, Scott Free, BBC Films script consultant and Ealing Studios executive.
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The plain truth of it is that the script coverage world doesn't have a great rep.
Even if you don't book with us, tread very carefully out there, because there's plenty of people with very dubious (aka non existent) industry credentials who'll be happy to help you part with your cash.
If you'll forgive the Breaking Bad analogy, over 8 years we think we've cooked the best recipe for a crack script report. Without giving it all away, here are just some of the elements that are guaranteed as standard...
We don't promise "pages" of notes anymore. Too imprecise. We promise concrete WORD COUNTS.
All our arguments are supported by close textual analysis. No sweeping generalisations.
Empathetic style which has your back. No lazy "your protagonist isn't likeable" type notes.
Our reports deliver a crystal-clear action plan to move forward to the next draft.
You can choose your own reader depending on their sub-genre speciality.
Fast turnaround times. The days of waiting eons for your reports to come through are over.
At Industrial Scripts we have over 20 script development services. You can view the full range here, but for ease of reference, over literally thousands of bookings, here are our three most popular....
Film Forensic Notes
Film Coverage Report
Film Dry-Run Report*
TV Drama Report
TV Comedy Report
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Margin Notes can be added to any other report at an extra charge.
Script Doctoring is charged on a weekly basis, prices vary.
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While our OVERDRIVE and Talent Connector programmes hone and promote 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.
You absolutely do not. However, if you do hook an agent or producer's attention, the script then has to deliver. That's where we come in.
The thing about script development is this - it's endlessly subjective. Endlessly. Our script consultants are writers too, so they know how it feels to receive criticism of your work (however constructive). Hollywood screenwriter Stuart Hazeldine once said "a script note is only as good as you think it is", and we're with him 100%. Cherry pick the notes that work for you, and ignore the few that don't (but always remember your goal is for your script to be bought and made - if our pro, 24/7 reader has this or that opinion about it, all logic dictates another industry reader will have the same response). Food for thought!
As you might imagine we screen our readers very carefully indeed. On each individual job, the reader is the temporary custodian of the IS name, and the job is a project-to-project proposition. All our readers complete an extensive (sometimes months long) trial period, where he assess every aspect of their performance. Statistically only 1 out of every 400 people who apply to the company are invited to work for us. You can view hundreds of verified reviews about our coverage services here.
Again, no. We recommend all our clients get as much free/amateur feedback as possible before investing in a professional opinion. But we also strongly recommend not showing your script to anyone in the industry before you've had a pro verdict.
We have 3 turnaround tiers:
1. Super Rush (72 hours)
2. Rush (7 days)
3. Standard (14 days)
Additional fees for Super Rush and Rush are displayed at checkout.
The reason we don't deliver reports within 72 hours as standard is a) we use in-demand, pro script consultants not interns kicking their heels b) a good script report is a process: it takes time to think deeply about the material, mull it over, even sleep on it.
A great script report can't just be "knocked out". It takes time, care and thought.
Yes you can, and you can even select your reader according to their genre specialism.
P.S.:: Don't forget the time to buy script coverage is after you've got some free feedback from trusted friends or - if they'll give it to you straight - family members. The problem with this, of course, is that you won't ultimately know where you stand for sure. You'll have an idea, but by booking script coverage with us you can feel content in the knowledge that you've done your due diligence.
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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.
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!
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.
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.
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 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 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 good. I did all the things that were recommended by the reader. The report was delivered on time.
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.
This is the fourth time I use the analysis service and I all I can say again is that this is the best online service for screenwriters without doubt. The coverage reports are always on time, are very clear and and precise. I really appreciate having this option since it is the best way to advance properly with my scripts. I have recommended Industrial Scripts to all of my colleagues.
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
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.
Very clever analysis. The reader clearly had a deep understanding narrative but more importantly had the foresight to offer truly effective fixes.
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!
Extremely useful, insightful and fair feedback. I couldn't recommend more highly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Very helpful analysis. really helped me focus and refine the structure and characters. Recommend.
Always get great feedback from Industrial Scripts. Some good suggestions to sharpen it up, along with a 'Consider' verdict.
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.
I've used Industrial Scripts, along with others, and it's my favorite. I use it every time I write a new script. They go above and beyond with deconstructing your project.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Great analysis as always, the comments always really help you improve your scripts.
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.
Having receiving an impressively detailed and insightful Film Script Coverage Report, we opted for the Dry Run Report once we implemented the recommended changes. The script went from a Low Consider (Honourable Mention) to a Consider. Without the comments from the Coverage Report I don't think we would have got there. The Dry Run Report was truly an "acid test", and upon reading it felt like we had an insight into the inner workings of a production company. A great way to tell if your script is ready to be submitted to the industry. Highly recommend both of these Industrial Script services. Best we've come across, by a mile.
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.
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 very impressed with the Film Forensic Notes I received from Industrial Scripts. They were delivered on time, and were complete, concise, intelligent, and organized, with many film references and helpful suggestions that we will consider in our next draft. I will use Industrial Scripts exclusively for all future script analysis needs!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
I have used Industrial Scripts several times and each time I find their readers to be extremely thorough and helpful in their analysis. I would recommend their services for any stage your story may be in. It is also helpful to get the coverage a second time after making changes. They are also responsive to questions in regards to the Talent Connector program. Overall I feel Industrial Scripts provides the best service and most professional feedback in regards to getting this type of coverage.
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.
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.
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.