short film script coverage

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

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Get help from a professional screenwriter who’s written movies and TV shows like the ones below instead:

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.

 
Got questions? Please check out the How the Process Works section and FAQs near the bottom of this page. (This price is for scripts up to 25 pages. If yours is longer, you’ll be able to purchase extra pages during checkout, at $2 per page over 25.)

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:

300+ 5-star Facebook and Google reviews (and counting).

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. We’ll write a logline, fill out a 17-point Ratings Grid that rates story, characters, dialogue, scenes, theme, etc. and give your script an 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 approx 14 days, but if you need it back sooner you can choose a 3-Day or 7-Day Rush service at checkout.

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How the process works
step-by-step.

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

1. Choose Classic or Deluxe coverage. You’ll be transferred to a secure checkout form. Don’t worry, it’s all very quick and easy.

2. Choose turnaround time. Our standard turnaround time is approximately 14 days. If you need your notes back by a specific date, we recommend our 3- or 7-Day Rush service.

3. Make payment. When you’re ready to purchase you can do so via credit card, debit card, PayPal, ApplePay or Google Pay.

4. Upload script. Please attach your script as a PDF file.

5. Choose preferred pro writer(s). You will have the option here to leave any note you may have for your reader too.

6. Hit send, kick back and relax. You’ll receive an email letting you know we’ve successfully received your script and to confirm your chosen turnaround time 🙂

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.

 
(Please note: This price is for scripts up to 25 pages. If yours is longer, you’ll be able to purchase extra pages during checkout, at $2 per page over 25.)

FAQs.

We have two types of turnaround time available:

Standard 14 days (approximate). 

This means you will receive your work back roughly within two weeks. We cannot guarantee a return of your work exactly on Day 14—it could be a day or two later, so hang tight!

Rush.

If you order a 3- or 7-Day Rush service, you will receive your work back three or seven days later, starting from the day after purchase.

For example, if you purchase a 3-Day Rush at 4 pm on a Monday, Day #1 of the countdown will start on Tuesday as the first full day. So you can expect your notes back no later than midnight Thursday.

Rush orders received after 5 pm PST will be processed the following morning and the turnaround countdown will start from that day.

For example, if you purchase a 3-Day Rush at 6 pm on a Monday, it’ll count as a Tuesday purchase and so Day #1 will be Wednesday and you’ll receive your notes back no later than midnight Friday.

(All times are Pacific Standard Time.)

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You will be able to purchase extra pages during checkout at $2 each.

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Please attach your work as a PDF.

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

(Important! Not all readers are available for all services. If your chosen reader isn’t listed, it means they’re unavailable for the service.)

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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Our readers are super busy and so, unfortunately, are unable to examine extra materials, such as synopses, treatments, TV bibles, novels, or character breakdowns for context.

Ideally, your script should make sense and work as a stand-alone piece when you send it to us, just like in a real-world submission.

If there’s something super important you think the reader should know about the story, however, feel free to let them know on the form during checkout.

Or:

If you have a synopsis, treatment, TV bible or outline and would like your chosen pro to give feedback on too, you can purchase Synopsis/Treatment Coverage here.

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

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Every script that’s sent to us remains 100 percent the author’s copyright.

We will under no circumstances release, or let your script be viewed, by any third party without your prior consent. Not only that, but every idea we suggest or piece of feedback that you take on board and add to your script will be completely your own.

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. 🙂

With that in mind, we don’t sign writers’ own NDAs.

We—and to be honest, 99 percent of people and companies out there—have zero interest in “stealing screenplays.” Managers, execs, producers, etc. will be interested in hiring you as a writer, not running off with one script.

And script consultancies like ourselves have no desire to do this either. We have our own careers and reputations to take care of and simply want to help you succeed too.

If you’re still worried, however, here’s the legal angle:

We recommend all screenwriters register their screenplays at the US copyright office and/or WGA West before sending their work out. It’s cheap, easy, and will protect you against any copyright infringement by law if it ever came to that.

Here’s a blog post on the subject you may find useful: How to Copyright a Script the Smart Way and Avoid These 5 Legal Pitfalls.

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