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Script Coverage

HAVE A SCRIPT? NEED EXTENSIVE FEEDBACK?

We've got you covered!

 

Here at Script & Story, we understand that after spending endless hours with your beloved script can make it difficult to see the bigger picture. That's why an insightful outside eye is crucial for the development of any screenplay, no matter how experienced the writer is!

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!

Registered Script & Story students receive a 10% discount on script coverage services!

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WHAT IS SCRIPT COVERAGE, EXACTLY?
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The term "script coverage" is traditionally used for one to two pages of notes written by an assistant, intern, or script reader at a production company, agency, or film festival. A script will go to them first for evaluation. If the script receives a "recommend" by the reader, the script and the coverage will be given to the agent/manager. If it receives a "pass," it will not.

What we do is actually closer to what the industry calls "in-depth script notes." These notes are given to a writer by a script consultant in order to improve the script, and the notes are usually much longer than one or two pages!

 

So why do we use the term "script coverage"? It's simply a wider-known term amongst screenwriters. Plus, in addition to the in-depth notes we provide, we include the same "scoring system" as script readers use in their coverage to give a visual representation of the specific areas in the script that are working, and that need to be re-worked.

WHO IS THE SCRIPT CONSULTANT?

SCRIPT & STORY'S LEAD INSTRUCTOR, SCRIPT CONSULTANT & CREATIVE DIRECTOR

 

MANDI MAXWELL

Hi! I'm Mandi. I'm an emerging WGC-eligible queer screenwriter, script consultant, script analyst, director, and Pochinko clown with 20 years of experience in the film industry. I am currently contracted as a screenwriter for two LGBTQ+ feature films with a Canadian production company, as well as working as a script analyst for the Female Eye Film Festival.

 

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

 

Using my extensive training and experience in storytelling, as well as my intuition for the craft, my notes offer screenwriters a fresh, modern perspective on their work consisting of a tactful blend of notes, praise, questions and suggestions. When it comes to giving coverage, my ultimate goal is to fill a writer with confidence, inspiration and enthusiasm for their next draft.

 

Additionally, on my (rare) spare time I give script feedback anonymously on coverflyX. As of October 2020, my feedback has a 4.5/5 rating:

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To learn more about me, you can check out my bio here, or go to any of the following links:

  • Website
  • IMDb
  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • TikTok
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
✨ MANDI'S SCRIPT COVERAGE TESTIMONIALS 
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ANA DE LARA

SCREENWRITER/DIRECTOR, WIDC

"I can’t praise working with Mandi enough.  Not only did she dissect my script intellectually, but she completely immersed herself in the narrative and in the characters.  I trusted her insights and suggestions because she got to the heart of my story.

 

Her coverage was in-depth, communicated clearly in a supportive manner, and with passion.  I was inspired and motivated to write the next draft.   She opened my eyes to ways I could improve my story and writing skills, and ignited my imagination on how to fix what wasn’t working. I think the advantage of working with Mandi is that her instincts and insights are dictated not only by her work as a writer, but also as an actress and director.  I was beyond impressed and will definitely use her service again.

 

She truly has a gift."

WHAT DOES OUR SCRIPT COVERAGE INCLUDE?
AND HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

It depends what kind of coverage you need!

FEATURE FILMS

 
 
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