Just some of the companies our readers have worked for..
Today, getting professional script coverage on your projects before anyone in the industry lays eyes on them isn’t just helpful….it’s vital.
You only get one shot at a first impression, and agents and producers have long memories and deep hard drives (see below!).
Specific, actionable script coverage and deep x-rays of their scripts is the best ongoing investment a screenwriter can make.
Our 12 Script Coverage Services
All our services come with the following as standard:
Choose Your Own Reader
30-Point Grids & Numerical Scoring
Definitive P/LC/C/R Verdict*
“Next Steps” Precise Final Recommendations
Specific Feedback Request Option
Fast Turnaround Times (options available)
Multi-Reader / Multi-Perspective Options
Talent Connector Free Promotion Add-On*
Guaranteed Report Word Counts
Contextual Industry Scoring
PRIMARY Services >
1-to-1 Script Editing
> 1-to-1 live script consultancy online.
> 10am – 6pm sessions, over one full day (1hr break for lunch).
> Our consultant reads your script and preps for the session in advance.
> Brief post-session report included.
> Eligible for Talent Connector (free).
> Verified 95% positive rating.
Film Dry-Run Report
> Mirrors internal script coverage within prod companies.
> Allows writers a window in to process they wouldn’t be privy to.
> By proactively selecting our Dry-Run Report service you are signing yourself up to one of the toughest script reports around.
> This service is intended to a) give clients a window in to a process they’re not usually privy to (ie when a script is covered, internally or privately by a film or TV company) and b) intended to let them know whether their script is potentially ready to be seen by busy industry eyes.
> This service is intended to mirror that process. The report below is not perfect. The synopsis is not comprehensive or exhaustive. The comments are frank and written as if for a senior executive or producer or agent only.
> As a writer or even producer submitting material to major companies, this is how your script will be covered. This is the reality of it.
> The clients who get the most from our Dry-Run Report manage their expectations and react professionally rather than emotionally.
> 3 page synopsis, grid and summary analysis included.
> For film scripts under 120pg
> View a sample report.
> Eligible for Talent Connector (free).
> Verified 95% positive rating.
TV Scripts, Bibles, Shorts & Treatments >
TV Script Report
TV Script Report
Other World-Class Services >
* Please note our Script Doctor’s Quote is not a substitute or even particularly similar to full script coverage or notes. It is merely the first, essential step on our script doctoring service. Please do not book it expecting in-depth notes or consultancy because this is not what the service was designed for. Thank you!
Script Doctor’s Quote *
> The 1st step in our script doctoring process.
> We read your script and deliver brief bullet-points on how we’d approach the rewrite.
> Service is not a script notes or coverage alternative – please do not book expecting it to be. View sample quote below.
> View a full breakdown of how to work with script doctors.
> For TV and film scripts.
> View a sample quote.
> Verified 95% positive rating.
Proofing & Polishing
> Corrects spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax issues.
> Cleans up extraneous scene description.
> If English is not the writer’s first language, it will appear to be after this service.
> Delivers a super smooth, industry-standard read.
> Only affects the surface layers of the screenplay – doesn’t affect plot, character, theme or underlying elements.
> For film & TV scripts under 120pg
> We can only proof and polish scripts submitted in Final Draft format. All proofed scripts will be returned in Final Draft (.fdx) format with revisions tracked.
> Verified 95% positive rating.
Our 12 Premium Services: At a Glance…
Click each service to view report samples, or click the price buttons to book.
Submit a 10 pg series bible in addition to your episodic for $60 at checkout (report length increases accordingly). Our standard turnaround time is within 14 days, but typically we’ll get it back faster. “Pgs” means – the page limit of your script. “Pick SC” means – you can choose your script consultant script consultant. “GWC” stands for Guaranteed Word Count or the minimum length of your report. “TC” stands for Talent Connector, and whether scripts submitted using that service are eligible for it or not. TC is a free, bonus, bolt-on opportunity offered at IS’ sole discretion. Through booking coverage with us you are not paying for TC. You are paying for the notes, and TC is a potential extra and not necessarily available. If TC is your primary motivation in booking we would recommend looking elsewhere as our primary objective is to deliver great notes.
Why, today, is script coverage so vital then?
To answer, let’s try a little equation…
There are more and more screenplays being written every year.
But the number of bona fide agents, managers, executives and producers hasn’t risen at the same pace.
There aren’t more (industry) eyes to read these extra scripts.
…managers and executives and producers have to be more ruthless with their time.
They have to read fewer pages of a script before either discarding it or reading on, they have to read more scripts generally (because there are more out there, and their whole career hinges on finding great scripts), and most importantly they can’t read the same writer twice, if he/she didn’t impress the first time.
Let’s see that in image form again
We could sugar coat it, but that’s the rub.
That’s literally the blunt truth of it, direct from the horse-slash-lit manager’s mouth.
If you can hook or leverage a major agent or manager into reading in the first place (not easy), they’ll give your script 5-10 pages. If it hasn’t grabbed them by then, it’s don’t-call-us-we’ll-call-you time.
The stakes are higher for new writers than they were before, and whilst the range of ways to get discovered have widened, the number of bites at the cherry writers can have with key taste-makers has shortened.
You can’t hit ‘n’ hope in something this competitive…
That’s the bad news.
The good news is that Hollywood is more hungry for great scripts, writers and ideas than ever.
It really is. Amazon, Netflix and their ilk have changed the game. Leviathan hit shows like Game of Thrones, Stranger Things and all the others don’t write themselves.
It sounds churlish and reductive but it’s easy to forget that someone’s got to do it…these shows aren’t written by demi-Gods or Kryptonians.
They’re written by people who once-upon-a-time got “Pass” verdicts from contests and script consultancies like ours.
Lest we ever forget: someone just sits down in a room and makes these stories up.
It’s that simple…and that difficult…but it is do-able.
Deep, actionable script coverage can help you turn that “Pass“ project into a “Recommend“, can help you filter your great, life-changing ideas from the dead end-ers and save you from blowing a big chance with an agent or manager.
And if that $300-odd dollars you spent with us ends up ultimately unlocking a development deal…well…you might just look back on that money as the best you ever spent.
10 Ways Industrial Scripts Has The Edge
The Deepest Analysis
Multiple specific page references and GWC (Guaranteed Word Count) reports (no double-spaced, padded-out nonsense) of honest, actionable script notes mean our script coverage stands apart. We support every argument, rather than offering sweeping generalisations. It’s instant rocket fuel for your project.
No other script company has been reviewed by clients as often as us and no other companies use Google-approved reviews sites . We’ve been reviewed almost 1,000 times across various platforms, verified as genuine by unique transaction ID. Click the image for more.
Precise Grid Scoring
Our grids, so common among the script reports used by producers and agencies, let you know precisely where you stand in a crisp, visual way. 30 analysis scores, percentile scores and comparable films/shows are included in all our reports as standard. Download samples above.
From a WB Consultant
When you dig under the skin of many script companies, you’ll realise they were created by people who didn’t meaningfully progress in script development (Good in a Room and The Black List are two exceptions). By contrast we were founded by a Paramount, Warner Bros., Universal, Scott Free script consultant and Ealing executive.
Longevity and Trust
Script companies and consultants come…and they go. So often a script service will be thrown together as a career stop-gap: a way for the person in question to “make a few bucks” before they decide what they really want to do. As one of the world’s longest running script consultancies, you know we’re in it for the long haul.
Close Ties to Industry
In business since 2010, our industry connections run deep. From mega-producer Tim Bevan (right) to actor Tom Hiddleston through Oscar-winning producer Gareth Unwin and more, leading figures in film and TV trust Industrial Scripts to deliver great script coverage, and superior masterclasses.
A Spectrum of Services
With 12 script development services you can be sure we have an existing offering to suit your needs. You can send us loglines, treatments, pitches, sitcoms, teleplays and screenplays. We analyze ideas to help you separate the wheat from the chaff, and script doctor and re-write projects. Script development is What We Do.
Amazing Free Learning
Character-Driven, our blog, is one of the leading screenwriting resources around. We create original e-books and articles and on complex areas of screenwriting. Every script coverage booking with us receives 5 FREE e-books on everything from the psychology of fascination, through to generating intrigue and more…
Prices That Make Sense
No more bargain-bin, sub $100 price points where the coverage is written by an intern. Nor, at the other end, the extortionate fees charged by lone-wolf gurus. Our prices respect both you, and the unique level of coverage we deliver.
Don’t Just Take Our Word for it…
No more bargain bin script coverage written by interns…
IS vs The Others
The plain truth of it is that the script coverage world doesn’t have a great rep.
Even if you don’t book with us, tread very carefully out there.
There’s plenty of “script consultants” with dubious (aka non existent) credentials lurking on the absolute outskirts (at best) of the industry who’ll be happy to help you part ways with your dollars….
> In business since 2010.
> Founded by a Warner Bros, Paramount, Universal and Scott Free script consultant.
> 1,000+ client testimonials verified as genuine by Google-approved reviews platforms like Reviews.io
> Fair and appropriate prices for the quality of work.
> Concrete, guaranteed minimum word counts on reports.
> Precise, forensic, no BS, non sugar-coated coverage with specific page references.
> Hard-core, professional, low-churn crew containing the best script readers around.
> On former MGM executive Stephanie Palmer’s list of The 6 Best Script Coverage Companies.
> A new one slithers out weekly!
> Started by someone who never progressed in script development.
> Carefully hacked and/or invented testimonials from anonymous “clients”.
> Either bargain-bin, free-intern-level prices ($65!) or inflated “guru” ($500+) fees.
> Vague, double-spaced page count promises.
> Vague, evasive notes containing lazy, identikit, auto-pilot comments and false praise to keep you enthused.
> Unpaid interns & college grads with little industry experience.
> No satisfaction guarantee, tread carefully!
> On nobody’s list but their own!
Former MGM executive Stephanie Palmer recommends Industrial Scripts.
Our Script Coverage Guarantees the following…
If you’ll forgive the Breaking Bad analogy, over almost 10 years we think we’ve cooked the best recipe for a crack script report. Without giving it all away, here are just some of the elements that are guaranteed as standard…
Guaranteed Word Counts
We don’t promise “pages” of notes anymore. Too imprecise. We promise concrete WORD COUNTS.
Close Textual Analysis
All our arguments are supported by close textual analysis. No sweeping generalisations.
No Lazy Notes
Empathetic style which has your back. No lazy “your protagonist isn’t likeable” type notes.
Clear Action Plan
Our reports deliver a crystal-clear action plan to move forward to the next draft.
Choose Your Reader
You can choose your own reader depending on their sub-genre speciality.
Fast turnaround times. The days of waiting eons for your reports to come through are over.
Our Script Coverage also delivers the following…
If you book our deepest, most popular service – Film Forensic Notes (delivers 5,000+ words of analysis) – you’ll receive lifetime access to our ULTIMATE Screenwriting Course (RRP $600). The course consists of 5 modules, 26 incredibly detailed lessons, and you’ll write a full screenplay while completing it. As the course is online, you can take it from home, at your own pace.
When you book with other script consultants you’ll soon notice that while they promise “5 pages”, their notes are often formatted in such a way that the word count is actually quite low. We promise concrete word counts, with zero fluff, to deliver maximum value.
Those 1,000+ verified testimonials didn’t blow in on the wind, and none of the other script companies have them. We are heavily, heavily invested and have real “skin in the game” in terms of making sure you leave with genuinely actionable script coverage that can give your project the boost it needs.
We won’t promise to like your script, and if you’re after just praise and an email saying we’ll walk it in to Paramount, you’ve come to the wrong place (there’s plenty of outfits that’ll take your money and do that). But you can’t do this stuff on your own, and as outlined above, you may – genuinely – only get one shot to impress.
Inexperienced writers book bargain-bin coverage and “gurus”…
…serious writers book INDUSTRIAL SCRIPTS.
Specialist Script Developers Since 2010
About Industrial Scripts®
Founded in 2010, Industrial Scripts is today one of the world’s leading screenwriting companies, backed by major companies and with over 1,000 verified testimonials.
Our script consultants have significant industry credentials, writing coverage for companies and studios including Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., Universal and many more. Working with screenwriters and filmmakers of all levels and from myriad locations, we also deliver intensive training both online and offline.
While our free Talent Connector promotes talent to the industry, our popular blog – Character-Driven – educates and entertains. We believe that rigorous script development is the foundation of great film and TV and is, indeed, essential.
Without it, the end product will fail.
100% Satisfaction Guarantee
You are fully protected by our 100% Satisfaction-Guarantee. If we don’t deliver what we promise above, just let us know and we’ll make it right.
Six questions we’re always asked…
DO I REALLY NEED SCRIPT COVERAGE TO IMPROVE MY SCRIPT?
Again, no. We recommend all our clients get as much free/amateur feedback as possible before investing in a professional opinion. But we also strongly recommend not showing your script to anyone in the industry before you’ve had a pro verdict.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I DO NOT AGREE WITH THE SCRIPT COVERAGE
The thing about script development is this – it’s endlessly subjective. Endlessly. Our script consultants are writers too, so they know how it feels to receive criticism of your work (however constructive). Hollywood screenwriter Stuart Hazeldine once said “a script note is only as good as you think it is”, and we’re with him 100%. Cherry pick the notes that work for you, and ignore the few that don’t (but always remember your goal is for your script to be bought and made – if our pro, 24/7 reader has this or that opinion about it, all logic dictates another industry reader will have the same response). Not agreeing is part of script coverage, so we can’t promise to concur with you on everything but if you feel we delivered a genuinely shoddy report, which didn’t support its points with legit examples from the text, and just wasn’t an impressive piece of coverage generally, we have a robust complaints system and will do everything we can to make it right.
HOW FAST CAN I GET MY COVERAGE
We have 2 turnaround tiers:
1. Standard (14 days max)
2. Rush (7 days max)
Additional fees for Rush are displayed at checkout.
The reason we don’t deliver reports within 72 hours as standard is a) we use in-demand, pro script consultants not interns kicking their heels b) a good script report is a process: it takes time to think deeply about the material, mull it over, even sleep on it.
A great script report can’t just be “knocked out”. It takes time, care and thought.
HOW QUALIFIED ARE YOUR READERS? AND WHO ARE THEY?
As you might imagine we screen our readers very carefully indeed. On each individual job, the reader is the temporary custodian of the IS name, and the job is a project-to-project proposition. All our readers complete an extensive (sometimes months long) trial period, where he assess every aspect of their performance. Statistically only 1 out of every 200 people who apply to the company are invited to work for us. You can view hundreds of verified reviews about our coverage services here. We don’t reveal reader identities for a range of reasons, chief of which is that many are internal industry readers and wish to remain anonymous. For clarity and the avoidance of doubt you are hiring IS the company to assess your script.
CAN I HAVE THE SAME READER I HAD BEFORE?
Yes you can, and you can even select your reader according to their genre specialism.