Two Essential E-Books from CI Founder Jim Cirile — Agent’s Hot Sheet and The CI Spec Format & Style Guide.

Spec Screenplay Format Guide

Screenplay format is a deceptively difficult thing to master. It looks so easy, even perhaps intuitive, as you read a script, doesn’t it? Sure, the guy talking is in the middle, and then the other stuff is over on the left side. It’s a piece of cake.

But as you sit down to write, the headache begins. Where exactly does the dialogue go? Am I supposed to tell the camera what to do? What words get CAPITALIZED? How do I tell the audience that this line is supposed to be sarcastic and said with a wink? What goes in parentheses? And on and on.

Well, fear not! Coverage, Ink’s newly revised and expanded SPEC FORMAT GUIDE 2017 will help you master screenplay format — and is chock full of tips and tricks to help even pro writers get shredded and amp up their voice.

Geared for everyone from beginners to professionals, our CI Spec Format and Style Guide will help you bring it.

Only $3.95

Written by CI founder Jim Cirile, the 103-page-long, easy-breezy guide takes you through the ins and outs of screenplay format in a jiffy — from taking those first baby steps through advanced techniques. Even advanced writers will glean a ton from the Guide’s abundant editing tricks. We’ll show you how to maximize your punch and shrink your page count; how to always use the punchiest words and keep readers’ eyes glued to the page.

The CI Spec Format & Style Guide 2017 also includes sections on common mistakes, writing exercises, grammar, terminology, TV format, overcoming Final Draft problems and much, much more! It’s everything you need to make your screenplay slick, pro, and ready to go — at a ridiculously low price.

Coverage Ink Spec Format Sample

Included is our very own Coverage, Ink. Magic Movie Formula. This handy little cheat sheet lays out when and where every major plot event should happen according to myth. Even if you hate formula, knowing how and why it works can get you out of a serious structural jam.

We guarantee you’ll find the Coverage Ink Magic Movie Formula–and the rest of the Guide — fun, informative and invaluable, no matter what level you’re at!

To order the Guide with your Coverage, Ink script analysis, just click the Submit It! tab whenever you’re ready to submit your script. You’ll be able to add it on your order form.

To order the Guide without submitting a script right now, click the buy now button.

Only $3.95

Tips on how to get an Agent

For 10 years, Coverage Ink’s Jim Cirile wrote the Agent’s Hot Sheet column for Creative Screenwriting magazine. One of the magazine’s most popular features, every issue featured an all-star panel of the top literary reps in Hollywood discussing what to write, strategies for breaking in and sustaining a career in TV or features, maximizing the effectiveness of your writing craft, how to get their attention, and much more.

Now we’ve assembled all these columns into a one-of-a-kind 230-page e-book. This is your chance to learn directly from the best of Hollywood’s agents and managers. It’s critical intelligence from people you need to listen to.

Also includes detailed case studies of specs that sold and how they did it and of course, detailed analyses of what’s hot — and what’s not.

Check out an excerpt right here.

Only $5.95

Panelists include:
Richard Arlook (Gersh Agency/Arlook Group), Nicole Clemens (ICM), Emile Gladstone (ICM), A.B. Fischer (Schuman Co.), Jennie Frisbie (Magnet Management), Mike Goldberg (New Wave Entertainment), Ava Jamshidi (ICM/Industry Entertainment), Julien Thuan (U.T.A.), Jake Wagner (Good Fear/Benderspink)… And many more.  

Agent Quote
Topics include:
– Seriously, How Do I Get a &[email protected]*^@! Agent?
– Ten Things an Agent or Manager Will Never Tell You
– The Shrinking Bull’s-Eye
– Meet the Four Quadrants
– In Search of the Gooey Center
– The First Deal… and Beyond
– The Ten Biggest Unproduced Spec Sales
– How to Really Break into TV
– Top Ten Biggest Writer Mistakes
… And over 50 more!

To order the Agent’s Hot Sheet e-book with your script analysis, just click the Submit It! whenever you’re ready to submit your script.

To order Agent’s Hot Sheet as a PDF e-book without submitting a script right now, click the buy now button below.

Only $5.95


Why not buy both CI Spec Format & Style Guide and Agent’s Hot Sheet for ONLY $9.90?