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Script Reading services

What we offer

A detailed report broken down into the following sections:

Analysis of story idea, synopsis and logline

This can be particularly useful for authors as an external perspective on the main themes of the script may differ from their own, and may provide new opportunities.

Analysis of structure, genre and premise
Successful scripts are identifiable as a certain genre, identifying where the script may become confused or the genre lost can make a big difference to successfully selling your script. We will also concentrate on the structure and premise of your script in this section, helping to strengthen these core elements.

Technical elements
In this section, we will use subheadings to cover the following aspects of your script: Character; Dialogue; Visual grammar; and Pace.

Market potential
We will comment in this section regarding the feasibility of the project within the current market.

Your report will be sent out to you after 20 working days, a rush service is available for a negotiable fee.

Read the Terms & Conditions Submit a Script

Requirements for submission:

  • If you are sending a physical copy and wish it to be returned, please enclose an SAE
  • If you wish for a physical report to be sent to you and you have not provided us with an SAE, we will add the postal charges to our fees.
  • Unless otherwise indicated, your report will be sent out to you electronically.
  • If you wish to ask supplementary questions regarding the report you have received, we will be happy to directly answer your queries via email.
  • Your submitted script should conform to the industry standard.

The industry standard requires:

  • Scripts to be typed and not handwritten
  • Scripts to use 12pt Courier font
  • Margins to be approximately 3cm for the text and dialogue tabbed approximately 5cm from the left
  • Character names above dialogue should be centred and written in CAPITALS
  • Directions should be written in CAPS (eg INT. PUB - DAY)

Scripts conform to this format to allow a rule of thumb for working out how long a page will be on screen. It is a general rule as the reality is more like 1 page of dialogue = 30 seconds, balanced out by 1 page of action = 2 minutes or more.

Typical services

Treatment Analysis report: £80 (£85 inc VAT) - up to 40 pages

Service details:
Provides feedback on an idea and suggest ways it could be taken forward and developed into a script. Also provides guidance regarding how it might fit into the current market.

Full-length Script Analysis Report: £275 (£285 inc VAT) - up to 120 pages

Service details:
Full structural breakdown & concept analysis; plot, pace, dialogue, narrative and character analysis; and suggested directions for rewrites. This report includes analysis of characters, story, structure, dialogue and how your project might fit into the current market.

Short Script Analysis report: £125 (£129 inc VAT) - up to 40 pages

Service details:
This report includes analysis of characters, story, structure, dialogue and how your project might fit into the current market. Full structural breakdown & concept analysis; plot, pace, dialogue, narrative and character analysis; and suggested directions for rewrites.

Writer's block session: Negotiable fee

Please enquire directly regarding this service.