Should You Pay for Script Coverage?

Should You Pay For Script Coverage?
We take a deep dive into script coverage, whether or not you should pay for it, and which platforms are best for it.

In this episode, we talk about...

  • What script coverage is, and why a writer might want to hire a coverage service.
  • Price points for different script coverage services and what those prices might include.
  • What script coverage can lead to (there are success stories) versus what your odds of success from the services are.
  • A script coverage experiment trying three different services.
  • How subjective Hollywood is and why you need to learn which notes to take and which to ignore.
  • How Canon, surprisingly, just dropped a brand-new, dual fish-eye VR lens.
  • How the new James Bond movie, No Time to Die, is out now and is proving to have a lot of filmmaking lessons for us all.
  • The interesting push and pull between making a James Bond movie stay true to the originals and still be appropriate for today’s modern world.
  • Amazon’s new involvement in the James Bond franchise.
  • Whether or not we’ll ever see a female or BIPOC Bond.

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This episode of The No Film School Podcast was produced by George Edelman.

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My wife works for coverfly, she's read more script than anyone I know from professionals and upandcomers. The time it takes for her to gather notes, offer constructive feedback all while being professional to some of the worst things put on a page. All this for pennies. 40 hours a week to barely make 300-400 a week. She deserves more. PAY FOR YOUR COVERAGE AND TIP. You don't want to do it for others cause you're all too busy waiting for someone to tell you your self-inserted-OC-avatar on some "unique" heroes journey is a masterpiece (It's not) - and people like her have to spend time, braincells and energy for what, 18-maybe 35 bucks a script, for a whole day of thoughtful work, and the real clincher is, 20 percent of them get reviewed or scene.

Regardless of how you feel, people doing the coverage are not racking in bucks, if you pay 150 for a contest, that coverage reviewer may only be taking in 17 bucks, ask yourself where the rest of that money is going.

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