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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 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, workshop instructor/facilitator, and Pochinko clown with 20 years of experience in the film industry. I am currently contracted as a screenwriter for an LGBTQ+ feature with a Canadian production company, have a producer attached to another LGBTQ+ feature, have a short film in pre-production, and 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 in 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 very well received! 

 

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 got 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, working on websites, or creating my own content, I can be found rummaging for treasure in thrift stores, solving puzzles in escape rooms or throwing plastic spoons during screenings of The Room.

 

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

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WE GOT YOU
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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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"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."

 
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.

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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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