short film script coverage

personalized feedback
FROM A PRO SCREENWRITER
on your SHORT FILM SCRIPT. 

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We’ve written shorts, we’ve made shorts and we can help take some of the trial and error out of the process of using them to break in as a writer or filmmaker.

Match your script’s genre with the pro screenwriter of your choice.

Pick one of our pro screenwriters to review your short script depending on their genre specialty.

You can check out their full bios and credits here.

We know how much writing means to you because we’re writers too.

We’ve been in your shoes and understand how hard it can seem to “break in.” If you’re ready to stop playing in the little leagues and get a Hollywood insider’s perspective on your script, we can help.

Check out a sample Classic Short Film Coverage below or download it here:

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To see more uncensored, bursting-into-song testimonials, check out our reviews page.

I ordered notes from two different readers and each one was very precise with wonderful notes and ideas that has helped my script tremendously. I will use this service again and highly recommend their quality of readers!

Joshua J. Smith

I would recommend them to anybody trying to understand what it takes to write a script. I recently submitted mine and the feedback was constructive and useful. I also love that they encourage questions so it feels personal. They really encourage you to perfect your craft!

Jalin Ogletree

I wanted to get feedback on a short script I intend to submit to various screenwriting competitions and possibly shoot it on my own. Script Reader Pro were extremely professional, quick, and the notes I received were exactly what I was looking for!

Gabriele Deguidi

Does your script make the grade? If so, it could get passed on to our industry contacts.

Get a “Recommend” rating and your chosen writer may ask if you’d like your script passed on to his/her manager, agent or other industry contacts for consideration.

Everything you’ll get with your
Short Film Coverage.

• 3+ or 6+ pages of in-depth feedback and practical suggestions on how to strengthen your short film script by a pro screenwriter. No waffle. No unhelpful cliches. Just a solid action plan on how to elevate the script above the ordinary. (PS: With Deluxe Short Film Coverage you’ll also get a synopsis.)

• Coverage extras. A logline, a 17-point Ratings Grid that rates story, characters, dialogue, scenes, theme, etc. and overall “Development Needed” “Consider” or “Recommend” grade.

• Industry connections. If our reader really likes your short film script and gives it a “Recommend” grade, we may ask you if you’d like them to pass it on to their manager or agent or other industry contacts.

• Free follow-up email service. We won’t just send you your notes and leave it at that. You can email us afterward with any questions you may have about the feedback at any time. (Within reason! One or two short questions are welcome but if you want to ask more we may need to charge a small fee to cover the time taken.)

• Guaranteed five-star service. Our average client rating on Google and Facebook is 5/5 stars. You can read what other writers just like yourself say about our script coverage services on our Reviews page.

• Super-fast turnaround time. We strive to return all writers’ script coverage as quickly as possible. The standard turnaround time is 14 days approx, but if you need it back sooner you can choose a 3-Day or 7-Day Rush service at checkout.

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Step-by-step purchasing instructions.

Ready to get a pro’s feedback on your short script? Get started by following the simple instructions below:

1. Choose either Classic or Deluxe Short Film coverage and add an additional service during checkout if required, such as a 3-Day or 7-Day Rush or 2-Reader service. (Our standard turnaround time is 14 days approx.)

2. Make a payment. Before purchasing, please check that your script isn’t over the 25-page limit. When you’re ready, you’ll be transferred to a secure payment gateway to complete the purchase via credit card, debit card, ApplePay or PayPal.

3. Choose your preferred pro writer. At this stage, you’ll be able to pick who you would like to complete your Short Film Coverage. Then, upload your script and you’re good to go!

4. Sit back and relax. You’ll receive an email letting you know we’ve successfully received your script and are assigning it to a pro writer. (Note: Scripts received after
5 pm PST will be processed the following morning.)

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: This service is for Short scripts up to 25 pages.

If yours is over, please contact us at hello[at]scriptreaderpro.com quoting your page count, AND that you’re looking to purchase extra pages for Short Film Coverage. (Each extra page is charged at $2.)

Let’s get your short where it needs to be, whether you plan to shoot it yourself, enter in contests or use as a writing sample.

FAQs.

The standard turnaround time is up to 14 days approx. If you order a 3-Day or 7-Day Rush, however, you’ll get your script back within that timeframe.

All times are Pacific Standard Time.

Scripts received after 5 pm PST will be processed the following morning.

No need to email us for an update if the 3, 7 or 14 days aren’t up yet—your chosen pro either has your script on their to-do list or are working on it. 🙂

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Please email us at hello[at]scriptreaderpro.com quoting your script’s page count AND that you’re looking to purchase either a Classic or Deluxe Short Film Coverage. Each extra page will then be charged at $2.

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Please attach your work as a PDF file.

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Here’s the 2-step plan to picking the pro of your choice:

1. If you haven’t already, check out our writers’ profiles on our About Us page. There you’ll find their mini-bios and genre specialties.

2. During checkout, you’ll be asked for your first and second choice. If your first choice isn’t available your script will go to your second choice. In the unlikely event your second choice isn’t available, we’ll contact you.

Please note: If you leave your second choice as “I don’t mind” we’ll send your script to who’s available and best suited to your script’s genre.

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If you have a synopsis, treatment or outline and would like your chosen pro to read it too, you can purchase Synopsis/Treatment Coverage here.

For character breakdowns, research notes, photos, videos, etc. please contact us at hello[at]scriptreaderpro.com and we will give you a quote.

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Yes! We won’t claim any copyright over your work at all during the process. Every idea we suggest or piece of feedback that you take on board and add to your script will be completely 100 percent your own.

Every script that’s sent to us remains completely the author’s intellectual property, and we will under no circumstances release, or let your script be viewed, by any third party without your prior consent.

We also never accept royalties. We’re just here to help you make it as a screenwriter and all we ask is that you invite us to the premiere.

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Unfortunately, no, we don’t offer payment by installment plan for coverage, consultancy calls, Margin Notes, Line Edits or Proofreads.

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If you have any questions we haven’t covered, check out our knowledge base or feel free to email.