This course teaches everything you need to know to help you become a paid script reader in the film industry, including how to critically read a screenplay and how to provide analysis and feedback for agents and producers (called “script coverage”).In this course, Ill teach you how to read screenplays critically and to compose SCRIPT COVERAGE. Script coverage is basically the film industry’s term for a 2-4 page “book report” which working script readers compose after each script they read. Script coverage is at the core of the script readers job of providing critical feedback on screenplays and teleplays. Feedback that agents and producers read to in order to find out whether a screenplay is something worth pursuing by just reading the 2-4 page script coverage instead of the entire 120-page screenplay, saving them both time and money. This course is spread over 6 parts: Part 1 teaches you The Job of the Script Reader and shows you The Basic Anatomy of a Script Coverage. In this lesson, well be focusing on how the course works, what a script reader does, and providing a general overview of script coverage. Part 2 includes The Header, The Rating Grid, and The Recommendation, and focuses on how get started with writing script coverage by putting together a header section, filling out a rating grid, and knowing when to give a script a PASS, a CONSIDER, or a RECOMMEND. Part 3 is where we cover how to write a Synopsis and a Logline for a script coverage. A synopsis basically breaks down a script into its major story points and provides the entire story in just a page or two. A logline does all that as well, but does it in just one or two sentences. Parts 4 and 5 tackle the most important part of script coverage, The Comments. You’ll learn the fundamentals of how to recognize and write critically about what “works”in a screenplay or teleplay and what doesn’t, and how to convey your critical ideas and suggestions to an agent or producer within your script coverage. You’ll also learn how to fine-tune your critique, and how to avoid a lot of mistakes new script readers make. Part 6 is Finding Work as a Script Reader. This is where we focus solely on how to find work as a script reader. I’ll be showing you how to optimize your resume, cover letter, and sample coverages, showing you a few routes you can take to find paid script reader work, giving you some time-saving advice, and providing you with a few bare-bones basics on how to get started with your own script reading business, should you decide to go that route.