Who should I hire to do script coverage?

Getting script coverage in the UK and beyond can be a pain for screenwriters. The question I see asked a lot is – ‘Which is the best UK Script coverage service?’

The first thing to ALWAYS look for is the professional credits of the person who will be reviewing your script.  My name is Matthew Cooper, I have over 20 years experience as a professional script writer on the likes of Eastenders, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks. 

Some of my credits can be found on the IMDb here. I’ve BAFTA shortlisted twice (link to one on the BAFTA website here) and I’ve been Royal Television Society shortlisted too. I’ve also worked as a script consultant on projects like feature films, web serials and short films too.

My first short film starred Ewan McGregor and was broadcast on Channel Four at prime time in the mid 1990s. On Eastenders I wrote the episode where ‘Alfie’ told ‘Kat’ he loved her for the first time.

I’ve won the Lloyds Bank Film Challenge and Oscar Moore Scriptwriting prize in the prize in the past and worked with high profile directors and producers.

So, that’s me. Up front, you know what you’re getting when you hire me to do script coverage for you. I’ve been running this website and providing screenplay analysis, and my script reading service for over five years. Many of the hundreds of scripts have come to me, have gone on to be produced films, sometimes because of my help with script analysis and development.

When I do a script report, its in-depth, I give scene by scene, page by page notes. I give detailed advice on the strengths and weaknesses and give the writer practical step by step advice on what to change, why it needs changing, and how to do it. I also give notes on market potential, as well as genuine advice on career prospects for scriptwriters This is real, hard won advice from the front lines.

I’m also happy to chat by email and clarify any points and offer ongoing support if needed.

There are a lot of websites offering screenplay analysis, or script development service’s. A huge majority of these websites are kind of faceless, in that you don’t know who will be reading your script and what level of experience they have.  Websites like this can be sometimes be industrial script farms, who send out scripts to readers who have little or no industry experience. You can get charged an arm and a leg too.  For a report of little worth.

Do yourself a favour, get a professional opinion.

My honest in-depth and comprehensive advice as a professional script writer and leading UK script consultant isn’t too pricey either.

Prices are as follows:

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

If you’re looking for the UK’s best script coverage or screenplay analysis services, stop right now and pull up a chair for a one-to-one with a professional BAFTA nominated scriptwriter. Don’t bother, wasting time and money with anonymous readers, or faceless notes from someone with questionable experience when you can have advice, help and an in-depth script report from a genuine professional.

I’m also, friendly, happy to chat and exchange TV and film writing war stories (I can bore on a bit about my experiences!)

And, (this is more important that you think) –  I always treat all writers at all level of experience with courtesy and respect. It costs nothing to be kind (although it’s often forgotten in film and TV).

Okay, enough about me, I want to read your script and learn about you. For more details please contact me on matcoop23@yahoo.co.uk