The tracking of a stock by an analyst. The initiation of coverage leads to the...
Descriptive and diagnostic document of a treatment, book, or script provided by story department readers for executives making acquisition decisions in theatrical film and television. Includes synopsis plus the reader's opinion.
a reader's report on a script which is generally comprised of three parts. The first page is generally the most basic of information on the material: title, who wrote it, genre, date, draft, time period, who submitted to, who submitted by, etc.. The report also consists of a synopsis of the script which is usually a one page to two page description of the story (or events that take place in the script). And the last part of the report involves comments by the reader on what elements if any the liked and or disliked about the script's story, characters, writing, originality, etc..
The researching and reporting of a stock by an analyst.
The critical analysis of a screenplay, manuscript, or other form of literary material for consideration to be represented, purchased, or optioned. Written by professional 'readers', the first part of a coverage usually includes specifics about the screenplay i.e. title, author, submission date, genre, circa, and location. The bulk of the rest of the rest of the analysis then provides log line, summary of the action, and a critical response to the material. At all major studios and agencies, executives use coverages to weed out bad material, provide notes, and help shape general opinions.
Report generated by a reader/story analyst involving the review and evaluation of a screenplay for potential purchase or option. A grade will be given in the form of Recommend, Consider or Pass.
Performed by a reader, this process involves a script synopsized, reviewed, and evaluated with respect to the story, character development, plot development and so forth, and then rated, with the intention of informing others as to whether or not the script is worthy of further consideration.
A 3-5 page report evaluating the quality and potential of a written submission to be a successful film for that particular production company. Final judgment is a Recommend, Consider, or Pass. Most scripts are given a Pass (at least 85% of all submissions). This can be for story or commercial reasons. Recommends are very rarely given; this is an extremely high grade and basically means the script is ready to shoot. Thus, a Consider is considered to be positive, and should make a writer very happy! There are many factors involved in passing this test. A script must not only be well-written but must also appeal to the company's commercial and thematic sensibilities. For example, it could be a wonderful fresh romantic comedy, but if that producer or executive is not looking to make a romantic comedy, then they will Pass.
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The notes prepared by script readers at literary agency, film production company, theater company or script competition. Coverage is typically divided into three sections: plot synopsis, evaluation / discussion of the quality of the writing, and a recommendation that either passes on the script or kicks it on to the next level. Typically, coverage is for internal use and almost never shared with the writer.