Effective Script Reading Course
for Film & TV, London
3 Reasons Why Our Script Reading Course Delivers
1. Designed by a warner bros. script consultant
2. Honed & perfected since 2010...
An intense but satisfying day that really does teach you the basics and more. I spent a lot of time doing the post course assignment and feel a lot more confident now with writing script reports. It’s honestly a great course that also improved my writing. One final note, you get out what you put in so if you’re going to do it really go for it!
This course was even more helpful than I thought – and my expectations were already high. It covered both the screenwriting and script reading theory, and practical information about getting a script reading job. The teacher explained clearly and was always ready to answer our questions. Good value for money and 5 out of 5 definitely – I got back home happily satisfied and feeling encouraged, which is nice since this is such a hard and competitive industry!
An absolutely brilliant, information packed day. The tutor was concise and easily equipped to answer any of the questions thrown at him. I finished the day confident in my ability to write a script report. Highly recommend!
3. Demystifying script development...
Running since 2010, Effective Script Reading has trained hundreds of writers, producers, assistants, distributors, agents and other professionals in the craft and business of professional script reading.
The industry is notoriously opaque and our course has proved particularly effective at helping professionals from outside film and TV navigate their way in to it.
So if you’re in another industry, and wondering how the world of script development operates, how to get in to it, and crucially how to dodge all those rookie mistakes, our script reading course might be for you…
Skills to Find Elusive Jobs
Ours is the only course to teach participants how to find elusive script reading jobs.
Skills to Write Coverage
Writing great script coverage is a challenging skill to master. Our course up-skills you.
Pre & Post Course Learning
You'll read scripts before and after the course, write a full script report, and have it marked.
Our Vast Resources Pack
With over 1,000 scripts, templates, study guides, sample reports, and more - you'll still be learning long after the course.
A Learned Industry Tutor
Prepare questions for our knowledgeable industry tutor in advance. He's been there, done it, and got the t-shirt!
A Career Rocket
Screenwriters, script readers, authors, sales agents, producers...the spectrum of people who've taken the course is broad.
What are the script reading course modules?
Sign up and skyrocket your knowledge in these key areas, to name but a few...
How to Write Coverage Executives Will Love
Even if you have a great analytical brain, your coverage must impress in other ways.
How to Market Yourself As A Script Reader
With script reading jobs advertised so rarely, marketing becomes all important.
The Painful Bit: Writing Great Synopses
Writing smooth, succinct plot synopses is an integral part of being a script reader.
How to Track and Hunt for Un-Advertised Jobs
Script reading jobs are rarely advertised, which means finding them becomes vital...
The Different Types of Script Report
TV coverage, writer's notes, coverage for distributors - we analyse all report types.
The Value of "Branding" as a Script Reader
We explore the importance of how you present yourself as a reader for hire.
Check Out the Full Course Breakdown, below...
10am - 11am
- What really makes a good script?
- A question of genre and commerciality
- Script analysis vs. writer feedback
- Elements, logline & grid-box analysis
- The painful bit: writing effective synopses
11am - 1pm
- Assessing premise & structure
- Characters who “leap off the page”
- Analysing inherent screenwriting ability: dialogue, pace & visual flair
- Script analysis and a look at sample industry script reports
2pm - 6pm
- Finding work: the early stages
- Getting regular script reading jobs, and keeping them
- Guerrilla tactics and good recon: how to source elusive jobs
- Industry Etiquette and making an impression
- Recommended reading…
Who is our Script Reading Course Best Suited To?
The course focuses on how to deliver constructive script feedback to writers both in person and on the page, and participants also deliver a script report which will be marked by the course tutor.
- Distributors, sales agents and producers looking to upgrade their creative analysis skills.
- Writers aiming to better understand the mindset of readers and development people.
- Out-and-out developers looking to forge a long-term career in script development.
- Freelancers with analytical skills seeking to earn a sideline from script reading jobs.
After the script reading course, participants are invited to take 2 tests to gauge their learning. The 1st is a simple “Efficiency Test” (which a surprising number of participants fail, so watch out!) The 2nd involves participants emailing a script report which will be marked by a member of Industrial Scripts’ staff. In order to receive their marked report, participants must pass the Efficiency Test in full.
***IMPORTANT NOTE: our Effective Script Reading course contains some hard truths about script reading, and the film and television industries in general. Script reading – or indeed script development in general – is not a career one can simply “walk into”. It is competitive and with this course we aim to provide attendees with a professional advantage***.
The course has been reviewed hundreds of times...
A very well planned course that packed a huge amount in. As a writer rather than aspiring reader, it’s really helpful to have the tools to view your work through a reader’s lens. The tutor was knowledgeable and friendly, and there was a good mix of information and discussion. The post-course assignment is a really good choice in terms of applying the learning. I would definitely tell writer friends about this course and would certainly use Industrial Scripts’ script analysis services for my own work. Recommend!
A very insightful and information packed day. The amount that was thrown at us was incredibly helpful and our teacher was very apt at making us understand how hard this part of the industry was to get in to. This was very refreshing. The course was broken down well and there was just about time to get in a few questions. I believe a two day course would be interesting as it would give the teacher and students more time to converse and allow the course to be more practical during the teaching time. I would definitely recommend this course to others hoping to garner further information about the script reading process. Thank you!
Fantastic! Really, really great experience, the tutor knew what he was talking about and conducted the class debate about the script well and fairly. The day was well planned out, very thorough but also maintained a good pace for taking in all the information. A really good experience for people who work in the media or those who have an interest in film. Strongly recommend!
Effective Script Reading - The Lowdown
Our course runs regularly from Waterloo in central London.
1-Day Masterclass + Home Study
All inclusive price, no hidden fees.
Effective Script Reading..from the industry's trusted script development company...
In business since 2010, Industrial Scripts has hosted masterclasses with everyone from actor Tom Hiddleston to uber-producer Tim Bevan (pictured), through talent agency giant Duncan Heath and beyond. We're the film and TV industry's trusted source for all things script development.
Recoup the script reading course fees in just 3 paid script reads...
If the course leads in any small way to you securing work either directly or indirectly, you'll recoup the course fees within just 3 paid scripts (3 x £50.00). Which is pretty solid economics in anyone's book.
A lifetime of learning included...
Want to be a great script reader? There's no substitute for reading screenplays. LOTS of them. And with our course you'll receive more produced screenplays for both movies and TV than you can read in a lifetime. All sorted and carefully arranged into folders, and searchable. A priceless resource.