The Evaluation service is currently by request. If you are interested in having your screenplay evaluated/asssessed, please contact us to discuss availability.
you ready for:
notes for improvement?
to take your screenplay to the next level?
Screenplay Evaluation is a detailed 5 - 15 page analysis
of your screenplay -- plus hand-written in-script notes -- performed
by an experienced and qualified reader/story analyst, who can show
you how to improve your work.
traditional "Assessment" services, our Evaluation service
goes deeper, striking at the heart of what you're trying to accomplish.
It's not just about "what's there" -- it's about "how
to make it work".
of the major challenges writers face is this: The people reading
and commenting on your script probably don't know what they're looking
fact is, READING a screenplay is as much an artform as WRITING one
is. And unless they're industry professionals developing screenplays
on an ongoing basis... your mother, your best friend, or your dear
neighbour are simply NOT able to help.
why writers tend to send their work out before it's hatched. Because
they simply don't take the time to get an objective professional
opinion on their work.
readers read. They know what to look for because they're actively
looking for it. By going deeper than traditional Coverage,
they can pinpoint the exact places where your script needs work,
and offer valuable suggestions for improvement.
you send your script in for our Evaluation service, the reader/story
analyst does the standard Coverage. But we don't stop there.
zoom in on the problem areas. You get a 5 - 15 page document
full of detailed notes and suggestions, including specific ways
to fix or enhance your story, concept, characters, dialogue, scenes,
structure, or whatever else may be the weak spots.
in your screenplay itself will be hand-written notes pointing the
problem areas. You'll see your screenplay in a whole new light --
and take your writing to the next level.
is right for you?
simple difference between the Coverage service and the Evaluation
service is the depth of the analysis.
Coverage is a document intended for the production company.
It doesn't look at how to FIX any problems that might be there --
it's only concerned with what's there, and its value to the production
Evaluation, on the other hand, is a document intended
for the writer, to help him or her identify problems with the
script and suggestions for improvement.
looks at "What's there".
Evaluation looks at "How to fix it".
Coverage service is $300 (plus GST)
Our Evaluation service is $450 (plus GST)
is a 2 - 5 page document.
Evaluation is a 5 - 15 page document.
You Need to Do
most efficiently evaluate your screenplay, we'll need you to follow
these instructions, to ensure maximum speed and efficiency.
include the following
completed screenplay. It must be typed and printed in standard
script form (Courier font, minimum 12pt size, no less than one-inch
margins, scene headings, etc.), on one-sided sheets of white paper,
with each page numbered. Include a title page and bind the entire
screenplay with brads that splay in the back. For evaluation purposes
only, your submission may alternatively be unbound.
one-page synopsis of your screenplay.
return self-addressed envelope with postage affixed, for the return
of your screenplay.
release form which you will find on the next page.
payment (cheque or money order) with your screenplay, or the reference
number, if paying online.
your evaluation submission is received with any of the above items
missing, we'll need to send the entire submission back in the return
envelope un-read and un-evaluated. If the return envelope is missing,
we'll notify you by email, and you'll have two weeks to supply the
missing items. If we have not received them after two weeks, we'll
be forced to return your payment and discard the screenplay.
are some additional important notes:
cannot be held responsible for damaged, lost or misplaced screenplays.
We advise you to send us a copy -- keep the original.
correspondence shall be conducted via email or post. We
cannot afford the time to take phone calls or offer further one-to-one
discussions of your screenplay. The evaluation we post to
you shall be considered the extent of the agreement.
evaluation is protected by copyright, and the SCREENPLAY Development
Centre shall retain that copyright. No part of the evaluation
may be published or used in any form whatsoever without express
written permission from us. Your screenplay is also protected
by copyright, and we agree to respect it, and to keep all submissions
reserve the right to return a screenplay and payment to you without
evaluating your screenplay at our sole discretion without explanation.
you're ready to send your screenplay in for evaluation, please proceed
to the next page, and follow the simple step-by-step instructions.
here to fill out the Release Form
and Submit your Screenplay >