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Have a script? Need extensive feedback? We've got you covered!

In addition to our courses and intensives, we have our very own script consultant ready to help you polish your current draft to get it that much closer to a final draft!

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WHAT IS SCRIPT COVERAGE?

In short, script coverage is an analysis of a screenplay from a professional script reader. Compared to studio, festival, or agency script coverage, which is normally 1-2 pages, our script coverage is extremely comprehensive

Not only do we offer an in-depth analysis of your screenplay, we also include a logline, 20 point rating grid, and a "Go/Caution/Development Needed" rating to give you a solid sense of where your script is at. 

Script Consultant
MEET YOUR script consultant
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Hi! I'm Mandi. I'm a WGC-eligible queer screenwriter, story editor, script consultant, director, and educator with a specialty in Pochinko clown. With over 20 years of experience in the film industry, I'm currently contracted as a screenwriter for an LGBTQ+ feature with a Canadian production company, plus writing the short film version funded by the Canada Council for the Arts. I'm also the story editor for a dark comedy web series funded by Telefilm/WIDC, a script consultant for YN Films, plus worked as a script analyst for the 2022 Female Eye Film Festival.

 

Additionally, my LGBTQ+ mental health-focused feature script Feeling Unreal was shortlisted for the Sundance Development Track, was an Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition second rounder, and a ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship semifinalist. My LGBTQ+ YA fantasy/adventure feature Metagame was a quarterfinalist (top 3%) in the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest and the ScreenCraft Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenwriting Competition as well.

 

My short mockumentary The Fardy Brothers, which was created for the 48 Hour Film Project Toronto, won Audience Favorite (Group A) and screened at the Best of 48 Hour Short Films. It went on to screen at film festivals all around the world such as The Ontario International Film Festival, Canadian International Comedy Film Festival, SPLICE Film Fest, FilmJam, and the European Film Festival of which I won Best Director alongside my co-writer/co-director Kevin P. Gabel. While the pandemic put my shorts on hold, I took part in the Stuck At Home 48 Hour Film Project and created my first stop motion film Annie & Pepper that was an official selection at the Stockholm City Film Festival.

 

I'm also your instructor for Script & Story's The Fundamentals of Screenwriting & Storytelling, Write Your Short, and Writing Through Play. While the majority of my industry training through the years has been insightful and rewarding, the most beneficial, the most impactful training and opportunities were the ones that focused on the root of creation: play! 

 

Those opportunities included extensive Pochinko clown training at the University of Alberta with Jan Henderson, one of Canada's leading clown and mask teachers, as well as Virtual Playground: A Clown Class with Shannan Calcutt, The Making-Box, and the Second City Hollywood. (You can read my full Writing Through Play bio here!)

 

Additionally, I also give extensive script coverage to screenwriters. Noticing I would often give a lot of the same notes, especially to writers still navigating story and finding their voice, I became inspired to create Script & Story to provide aspiring and emerging screenwriters and storytellers with accessible training, and a safe, supportive space to start or continue their writing journey.

 

When I'm not writing scripts, giving coverage, editing stories, or creating my own content, I can be found rummaging for treasure in thrift stores, solving puzzles in escape rooms, smacking birdies at badminton, or throwing plastic spoons during screenings of The Room.

 

To learn more about me, you can check out my personal website, or my IMDb!

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  • Twitter
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WE GOT YOU
COVERED

No more uninspiring, tactless notes from a faceless pair of initials that make you want to quit the business forever.

 

Our script consultant Mandi approaches her coverage from a place of tact, empathy, passion and a genuine desire to help you make your script the best that it can be.

Coverage Testimonials
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"Mandi is one of the best script coverage analysts I have had the pleasure of working with. Not only does she provide helpful notes in terms of structure, dialogue and character development but she also truly cares for her clients’ projects. Mandi’s reports are full of enthusiasm and passion while still balancing constructive criticism and thoughtful insight. I would recommend Mandi to any writer who is looking to work with someone with great ideas and skill in order to elevate their screenplay!"

Coverage Costs
COVERAGE COSTS
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Extensive Feature Film
Script Coverage

STARTING AT

  • 12+ pages of notes*

  • 20-point story element ratings grid

  • Formatting notes

  • Logline creation/help

  • A 30 minute 1 on 1 private coaching session via Zoom with our script consultant Mandi to discuss her notes, answer any questions, and coach you on your next steps, or 5 follow-up questions via email!

FOR SCRIPTS OVER +20 PAGES

As of right now, there are no page limits for features, but we do recommend keeping your script under 130 pages at the most no matter what the genre.

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Extensive Short Film
Script Coverage

STARTING AT

  • 6+ pages of notes*

  • 20-point story element ratings grid

  • Formatting notes

  • Logline creation/help

  • A 15 minute 1 on 1 private coaching session via Zoom with our script consultant Mandi to discuss her notes, answer any questions, and coach you on your next steps, or 3 follow-up questions via email!

FOR SCRIPTS UNDER -20 PAGES

As of right now, there are no minimum pages for shorts.

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Extensive Episodic
Script Coverage

STARTING AT

  • 10+ pages of notes*

  • 20-point story element ratings grid

  • Formatting notes

  • Logline creation/help

  • A 30 minute 1 on 1 private coaching session via Zoom with our script consultant Mandi to discuss her notes, answer any questions, and coach you on your next steps, or 5 follow-up questions via email!

FOR EPISODES UNDER -60 PAGES

If you need coverage on more than 1 single episode, please contact us.

*Please note if your script is picture-ready, or near picture-ready, it may not require that many pages of notes. If this is the case for your script, it will be clearly stated.

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DON'T FORGET!

With your Script & Story course registration, you get 10% off our script coverage services!

  • Is Script & Story only for screenwriting training, as opposed to other forms of writing?
    Although Script & Story has been designed with screenwriting at the forefront, our one-of-a-kind intensive Writing Through Play is applicable to writers in any medium!
  • Can I audit classes?
    Currently, there is no option to audit our courses or intensives. However, if you purchase a course and find that you aren't satisfied with your experience, please don't hesitate to contact us so we can make things right!
  • Do you offer script coverage services?
    Yes! If you're looking for extensive feedback on your short, feature, or episodic script, we got you covered. Check out our script coverage page for more information.
  • What screenwriting software do you recommend?
    Script & Story recommends Final Draft, the #1 professional screenwriting software that has been used by industry professionals since 1990. 95% of Hollywood productions still use Final Draft today! In April 2021, Final Draft released Final Draft 12 which includes new powerful features such as PDF Import, Beat Board™ Collaboration, Outline Elements and Outline Editor™, Track Changes, Focus Mode, and more! We truly can't recommend this software more. As we strive to remain as transparent as possible, we would like to note that we are affiliated with Final Draft and will get a small commission from any purchase made on the Final Draft website using the link above at no cost to you. We became an affiliate with Final Draft because we truly, genuinely love the software and use it for all the script samples provided in our courses, plus for our own personal work as well.
  • What if I have questions that aren't answered here?
    Head on over to the contact page and send us an email, or send us a message through our chat! We would love to hear from you!
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