Screenplay Critique and Coverage

Cinema is the natural evolution of literature.

Don’t get me wrong, the written word isn’t going away anytime soon, but as humanity continues to take technological leaps, the ability of filmmakers to visually convey the ideas in their ever-expanding imaginations becomes increasingly easier.

Most screenplay critique services will sell you “coverage,” a service generally performed by the script development department of a company. Coverage usually consists of a short treatment of your script, then a few pages of development notes.

Honestly, internet coverage services are virtually USELESS thanks to one simple fact: every studio has different screenplay needs.

Studio A’s executives may “pass” on your screenplay because it’d require a budget higher than they can afford. The coverage that Studio A would provide–if they’d give it to you at all, coverage is generally an internal report, so you’d probably never see it–isn’t nearly as helpful as our  critique service.

Our screenplay analysis and critique service goes far beyond mere “coverage.” We’ll provide you with a 5-10 page comprehensive report analyzing every element of your screenplay–plot, story, pacing, characters, structure, etc. We’ll tell you exactly what works, what doesn’t, and how you can better connect to your audience.

With our dialogue punch-up service, we’ll identify the most crucial conversations in your screenplay and rewrite them, focusing on emotional and thematic delivery. We’ll also locate instances of “on-the-nose” dialogue, conversations that fail to drive the narrative forward, etc. and provide you essential advice on how to repair these issues, improving the overall cohesiveness of your screenplay. While we offer a full-punch up service, we prefer empowering the writer with the knowledge they need to succeed in the future.

Take a look at our services:

<strong>Critical Analysis -- Jumpstart Your Creativity</strong> Critical Analysis -- Jumpstart Your Creativity
You deliver a complete (or near-complete) screenplay, and a StoryCrafters expert will provide you with an in-depth report and critique on your characters, plot, story structure, and other elements of your story. We will tell you exactly what works, what doesn’t, and how you can better connect with your audience. $85/screenplay.
<strong>Dialogue Punch-Up -- Hone Your Work</strong> Dialogue Punch-Up -- Hone Your Work
We will identify and rewrite the most crucial conversations in your screenplay, focusing on emotional and thematic delivery. We will also locate instances of “on-the-nose” dialogue, conversations that fail to drive the narrative forward, etc. and provide you with advice on repairing these issues. $50/screenplay.
<strong>Professional Proofreading -- Fix Distracting Errors</strong> Professional Proofreading -- Fix Distracting Errors
Grammatical issues–even minor ones–can ruin a reader’s immersion. Studio readers will often disqualify a script for a lack of polish. We’ll fix all of the errors that writers tend to miss while deep in the creative process.  $60/screenplay.
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