Our friend across the pond Lucy B. Hay, a terrific screenwriting guru in her own right, has assembled a wonderful article with feedback from 22 story analysts and development types …
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Coverage, Ink was founded in February, 2002, by Jim Cirile, a multi-produced, WGA-member writer/artist /musician and then-columnist for Creative Screenwriting magazine. Jim built up a small network of trusted readers who worked for production and management companies, whom he used to develop his own material before sending it out. Looking at the few script coverage companies around in 2002, he found them to be overpriced or the coverage skimpy, demeaning or often just not helpful. So he launched CI with his trusted handful of script development pros reading for CI on the side. (more…).
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Coverage is simply a reader’s report. Every script submitted to a feature film studio or agency or production company gets “covered.” When you submit a screenplay its fate rests in the hands of one extremely important person: the READER. That individual’s opinion — PASS, CONSIDER, or RECOMMEND — determines whether or not anyone else there will ever read your screenplay. You need an ace in the hole to make sure it’s as good as it can possibly be — script analysis and development from Coverage, Ink. (more…).
Coverage, Ink seeks to provide affordable, world-class story analysis to all screenwriters. We are all about giving back, sharing our knowledge and industry expertise so that every writer who puts in the work can have the best possible shot. We work with our clients to improve screenplays and teleplays on every level, to help elevate craft and voice, and above all, realize their visions. We are huge proponents of DIY and writers taking their power back. There are a million ways to get your work made and get it seen. We’re here to help you bring it.
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Agent’s Hot Sheet – Live Panel
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Typos = Bad
Importance of Presentation
The Importance of Character Differentiation
Who Can Sell a Pitch – Hollywood Agent & Manager Panel
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Great question today from client Gary T., who asked: “Once I have your views on my script, what do I do to get a studio working on making a movie …
by Jim Cirile Season’s greetings, fellow scribes (as well as anyone kind enough to consider buying a screenwriter a gift.) If you’ve been agonizing over gift ideas for that …