Industrial screenplays and scripts – reviews and bad script coverage

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As a UK script consultant with credits on all the UK broadcast networks I get a lot of people contacting me to do script reports, coverage or just give notes and advice on their screenplay/script.

Script reports

As a BAFTA nominated script writer with over 20 years’ experience in the industry, I personally do these script reports myself – I don’t outsource them to script writing students, or people ‘off the street’ who have done some bogus course on being a professional ‘script reader’…  WTF is a professionally script reader anyway???

A lot of the people who contact me for help with their screenplay/script have used other script reading services first.  They tell me, there’s a bit of a difference between my script reports and script notes – compared to other services. After all, I’m a professional award winning script writer – with credits on feature films, award winning short films and iconic episodes of Emmerdale and Eastenders (‘Alfie’ told ‘Kat’ he loved her in an episode written by me – probably the last time Eastenders was watchable…)

Should I pay for script coverage?

There’s a very interesting article online about script coverage and the agencies that provide it – pay particular attention to the comments section, some of the comments are displayed in below. The final comment by the person claiming to be the ‘general manager’ of Industrial Scripts (who writes likes she’s scolding an errant child and has no credits on the IMDb?) points to the 100s of positive reviews of their script reading service – have a close look at these reviews – you can find a lot of them here, are they reviews of the ‘script reading service’ or are the positive reviews of instead the courses that the agency provides?  Courses, which teach people with little experience how to be a ‘professional script reader’? – A professional script reader? Yeah, the cheque is in the post. If it sounds like a circle jerk it usually is…

Script consultant UK

So, if you’re looking for genuine script feedback, notes and coverage from a working professional script writer – get in touch with me. I’m not a ‘professional script reader’ –I’m a lot more qualified than that.

Industrial script reviews

Matthew Cooper has been a script writer for hire 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. He’s also a leading UK script consultant. You can find some of his broadcast credits on the IMDb. You can get in touch with Matthew on or hire him on Peopleperhour