Screenplay Coverage & Analysis
S. L., Former Director of The Walt Disney Writing Fellowship Program, and Former Vice President, ABC Current Comedy Series.
Did you know that over 90% of screenplay submissions to agents and production companies fail to get past a first read?
Whether you choose the screenplay competition/movie contest route, or submit your script to agents and producers directly, you only get ONE chance, so you need to make it count!
In the screenplay development process, there is no substitute for professional script coverage and screenplay analysis.
I've read and provided professional script coverage and development notes for thousands of screenplays written by both new writers and seasoned pros. My script coverage is intended to help the writer polish both their script and their writing skills. As part of my screenplay and TV script coverage services, you'll receive extensive notes covering story, premise, plot, character development, dialogue, structure, and format.
My Experience Includes...
Over twenty years working as a professional freelance reader for Hollywood agents, screenplay contests, movie producers and film and TV studios. I count Stephen Cannell Productions, Walt Disney Studios, ABC TV and Saddle Ranch Pictures among my list of satisfied clients. I've also critiqued, provided development notes, and edited scripts for many independent writers, including an Emmy Award winner.
Since 1990 I've worked every year as a reader/judge for one of the most prestigious screenplay contests in the industry.
Every year I assist hundreds of screenwriters in their efforts to achieve their professional goals. Please see the testimonials below.
Screenplay submission up to 120 pages --------- $185.00
(Add $2 per page over 120 pages)
TV script submission up to 30 pages -------------- $ 97.00
TV script submission 30 to 60 pages -------------- $117.00
Treatment Submission ------------- $165.00
The fees quoted above are for the STANDARD
turnaround time of 7-10 working days.
For EXPEDITED Service, 4-6 working days, add $30.00
For RUSH service, 48 hours, add $60.00
Joe “Tuffy” Tofuri
“Lynne helped me bridge the gap from a writer of novels to screenwriter. She worked patiently with me for over five years. During that time three of my screenplays have won screenplay festivals, and one screenplay was a four-time winner! If you’re having difficulties with plotlines, problems writing dialogue or character development, then Lynne is the person to contact!”
D. McCormack, Ohio
"Lynne is the reader to hire if you want an honest appraisal of your script that can help you make it marketable. She recognizes what works, what doesn’t and what’s missing in a script…she brings the voice of experience but she always brings a fresh perspective. Lynne catches all the details and helps you strengthen the story and keep it moving. She helped me bring a script from ‘great idea’ to ‘indie production."
Philip M. Cohen, Chief Creative Officer, Executive Producer
"As a film financier and producer I get an average of 10 script submissions a week from writers, independent producers, sales agents and distributors. Some I discard and some I pursue. I have had Lynne Pembroke doing my script reviews and coverage for about a year and can't say enough about both her professionalism and her insight into the process. At this point I've gotten to a place where I won't consider a script for funding without Lynne reviewing it."
S. L., Former Director
"As Director of the program before my recent retirement, I can vouch for Lynne's excellent coverage. As a reader with the Program since its inception in 1990...Lynne lived up to her reputation. Lynne's enthusiasm and obvious love of the work, coupled with her efficient ability to handle volumes of scripts without sacrificing insight and critical analysis, made her a very valuable asset to our Program."
G.F. Screenplay Coverage Client
"I knew I needed help from a professional script analyst, but I didn't want just anybody to play such an important part in the development of my work. I had five screenplays that needed coverage and notes. Establishing the relationship was as simple as clicking onto Lynne's URL. Lynne's comments were so cogent and pertinent that they could not be ignored and I can honestly say that being introduced to her is the best thing that's ever happened to my writing. Without her help, my scripts would never have attracted the kind of response they did; one optioned, another exclusively represented by a WGA Agent, and one being developed by a manager/producer. Her complete honesty is tempered by the gentle care she communicates while targeting specific problems and offering specific solutions. I highly recommend Lynne to anyone serious about moving to the next step in this business."
"Rewrites are tough for everybody. Lynne's analysis will reveal your script's weaknesses and suggest solutions for the rewrite. Her advice on structure and plotting is the best I've ever received. All of her notes are insightful and easy on a writer's ego. Lynne's analysis of my first two scripts resulted in them doing well in several contests, including a first place win..."