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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. 

 
MEET YOUR script consultant
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Hi! I'm Mandi. I'm a WGC-eligible queer screenwriter, script consultant, award-winning director, story editor, and educator with a specialty in Pochinko clown. With now 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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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.

 
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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
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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 upload the episodes as 1 PDF on our script submission form.

*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!

 
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