All our readers have years of experience working for studios, production companies, agents, managers and contests. These readers are the gatekeepers of the industry and you will need to impress them with your writing to get to the decision makers. Click here to learn more about our readers.
The readers will provide 2-3 pages of detailed notes about the strengths and weaknesses of your screenplay, how to improve it, and potential ideas to fix key problems. All scripts are evaluated on the basis of six key criteria, including concept, characters, structure, marketability, tone, and craft. All scripts will be given an overall grade of Pass, Consider, or Recommend.
We offer the script analysis service for both feature film scripts and television scripts. We also offer proofreading, that comes without any analysis.
We offer a three reader bundle pack with a deep discount. You’ll save $100 with feature scripts and $88 with teleplays. That’s three reads of your feature screenplay for less than $67 and less than $55 per teleplay! You’re welcome to mix and match this offer with your different scripts. You can send one script to three different readers or you can send three different scripts to the same (or different) readers. It’s up to you. You’re not going to find high quality notes like this at this price anywhere.
Turnaround time is usually around one week, sometimes more but usually less.
Once you place your order we will email you with further directions and you will choose the reader(s) who you think is right for your project.
Example Notes: If you would like to see some actual example notes you can find them here: Example 1, Example 2. The example notes are from two different readers on the same horror screenplay. In addition, I recorded a conversation between myself and the screenwriter after he received the notes. Click here to view our conversation.
Bonus: If your screenplay gets a grade of “Recommend” from one of our readers you will receive a free producer’s email/fax blast, ($159 value) a service that has helped numerous writers sell and option screenplays as well as get paid writing assignments.
2nd Bonus: If your screenplay gets a grade of “Recommend” or “Consider” from one of our readers you will receive a free placement in the SYS Database for 1 year for that screenplay. The SYS Database is used daily by producers, agents, managers, and directors who are looking for material.
Studio Reader Screenplay Analysis (Feature Film)
3 Pack – Studio Reader Screenplay Analysis (Feature Film)
Studio Reader Teleplay Analysis (Television)
3 Pack – Studio Reader Teleplay Analysis (Television)
Studio Reader Proofreading Service
3 Pack – Studio Reader Proofreading Service
Studio Reader Treatment / Outline Analysis
Do you have a 5 or 10 page treatment for your screenplay or teleplay? Our professional readers will evaluate your project.
Studio Reader Writes Your Log Line And Synopsis
Do you need us to write a log line and synopsis for your project? Our professional studio readers can do that for you.
K Livingston – I’ve been a professional reader for a Los Angeles literary agency. I’ve worked in the script development department at Warner Brothers and Universal. I love thrillers and coming of age dramas like Seven and Beautiful Girls. Available for features, shorts, television, synopsis writing, treatments.
AB Heppe – I work as a professional reader in various parts of entertainment, including private production companies, large studios, and major international screenwriting competitions. I know what is out there, what works, what doesn’t, and how to make the most of a story. I’m a lover of any great story. My favorite scripts and movies are those that take the fantastical and make it relatable. Joss Wedon, you are my hero. Yet any script that has heart, inspires, and uplifts the human spirit in some way, well… that’s why storytelling is beautiful. Available for features, shorts, television, synopsis writing, treatments.
Tracy W. – I have worked as a script doctor and professional reader for film directors, authors and screenwriters. I have analyzed screenplays for production companies such as Scenario Entertainment and Palomar Pictures. I have appreciation and experience analyzing all genres of film or TV scripts. As a prize-winning screenwriter, my specialized genres are thriller, horror, dark comedy and drama. But a quality script is a quality script. At the end of the day, people just want to be understood. A great story is unforgettable when it provides illumination into one’s own soul. Available for features, shorts, television, synopsis writing, treatments.
Angie – The best stories are the ones that shift the ground under my feet. I crave characters and plots that linger in my psyche. Science fiction has always spoken to me. I have provided script analysis for LAISA, Script2Comic, ScreenplayAwardsNetwork and SellingYourScreenplay, as well as collaborated with other writers and consultants. Available for features, shorts, television, synopsis writing, treatments.
S. Hanrath – My professional background is mainly in comedy. I interned at Red Hour, Ben Stiller’s production company, where I transitioned from typical administrative duties to paid research and reading work before going on to assist a number of working writers/comedians regularly in a creative capacity. I have experience reading and noting a diverse range of scripts. Some of my favorite movies/scripts include The Social Network, True Grit, The Player, Mulholland Drive, Scream, The Before Trilogy, Porco Rosso, Heat, Lady Bird, Get Out, Ocean’s Eleven, When Harry Met Sally…, Eat Drink Man Woman, Ed Wood, Bridesmaids, Some Like It Hot, and The Apartment. Available for features, shorts, television, synopsis writing, treatments.
Steve D. – I have done a large amount of script reviews and coverage and I currently provide paid coverage services for Spec Scout and Screencraft. In the past, I have also served as a script analyst for Bankable Script, Abbot Entertainment, The Script Joint, The Asylum, and two production offices at Paramount Pictures. I also assist in judging the entries for the screenwriting contests for some of these companies. I find myself really drawn to genre-related works, such as Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, and Sci-Fi. I find that many readers are very harsh on genre related works, as most readers are aspiring writers who only enjoy artsy dramas. I enjoy those too, but I try to look at scripts from the viewpoint of the intended audience and the writers intentions rather than my own personal preferences. Available for features, shorts, television, synopsis writing, treatments.
Arthur T. – I have been reading and analyzing scripts for studios, agencies and individuals for over two decades. Companies include Silver Pictures, John Calley Productions, CAA, the Gage Group, Pfeffer Film, Alexander-Enright, and FilmColony. I am an indie film buff at heart and have a soft spot for historical pieces, dark comedies, and all things Coenesque. Available for features, shorts, synopsis writing, treatments.
Should you pay a script consultant to read and review your screenplay?
Getting feedback on your scripts is an essential part of improving as a writer. It really is mandatory. However, that doesn’t mean you have to pay a script consultant.
If you read my blog you’ll know I’m a big proponent of moving to Los Angeles if you’re serious about screenwriting. One of the reasons to live in L.A. is that you’ll run into people everywhere you go who are either in the industry or trying to get into the industry and you’ll become friends with many of them. These friends become a great resource and might be able to evaluate your screenplays for you.
Since moving to Los Angeles I’ve meet many actors, writers, directors and producers. I now have several good friends who I send my scripts to and can get competent notes from them. I will often give them my opinion on their projects as well so the relationship is reciprocal. I trust their opinions and they know me well enough to know that I want the truth. In addition, I’m currently in a writers group. I present material and get feedback from other writers and in return the other writers present their material and get feedback from me. If you don’t live in L.A. these sorts of connections are much more difficult to find.
So if you know people in the industry that’s my first recommendation: get notes on your script from them before going out and spending money on script consultants.
However, if you don’t have friends in the industry your mom, wife, and friends will NOT suffice in getting reliable, professional script notes and you should seriously consider paying a professional to give you feedback on your screenplay.
Whether you choose to use our script consultant service or another one, there are some things to consider when hiring a script consultant.
Research the actual person who will be reading your screenplay and make sure they have real, verifiable credits.
Many screenplay analysis services don’t tell you exactly who will be reading your screenplay. In many cases the actual readers are recent college graduates and have no real experience in the industry. Usually these recent graduates majored in film studies, so they may (or may not) be good at giving notes. Usually these services tend to be on the lower end in terms of price. So if price is a major concern, this might be an option. But in general, while these folks may be well meaning, I’m not sure how much value their notes really have since they themselves have never really done anything in the industry.