How much does it cost to get a script report or script coverage?

Hey, I get asked this so often.

You’ve just written your first or second screenplay, and you’re keen to get the views of a professional script writer, script consultant or at least someone in the industry who actually knows what they’re doing. And who will take the time to read your script and give you a professional opinion, as well as some constrictive feedback if needed.

Relax, you’re in the right place.

My name is Matthew Cooper I’m a  a script writer for hire, UK Script editor  and UK script consultant. I’ve been  BAFTA shortlisted, and worked as pro script writer for nearly 30 years. Here’s some of my broadcast credits on the IMDb.

So, first off, you know who I am, I’m not some faceless industrial script reader – your script, will be read by me, and I’ll write the report too. 

My script reports and coverage are some of the most in-depth in the industry so I’ve been told (often over 20 pages of analysis and suggestions).

As well as reading, evaluating and offering a professional opinion on your script, I’ll also give you pretty good advice on industry prospects – and even career advice for script writers.

Okay, so, how much do I charge to read and evaluate your script?

Prices are as follows:

  • Short film script report £50
  • TV drama up to one hour script report £80
  • Feature film script report £120

Turnaround time on the reports is usually around two weeks (depending on my own workload as a script writer).

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I also, treat all writers at whatever level of experience with respect.

Matthew Cooper has been a script writer for hire, UK Script editor  and UK script consultant for over 20 years. He’s written for most of the UK soaps, including writing award-winning episodes of Emmerdale, EastEnders, Hollyoaks and Family Affairs and has been BAFTA shortlisted and Royal Television Society nominated as a script writer. His UK script coverage service, Script reading service and script development service are highly sought after.

You can find some of his broadcast credits on the IMDb.

You can contact Matthew directly to purchase his ebook The UK Soap Opera Script Writers Handbook.

His directorial debut, the rubber reality horror thriller Markham was released in 2020. You can find out more about Matthew’s work as a director here.