NOTE: I am currently not accepting new submissions.
My schedule is booked through February, at which time I may be moving into development of a production. Consequently, I cannot accept new analysis submissions.
I HIGHLY recommend you inquire with Danny Manus at No BullScript Consulting. He will be every bit as brutally honest as me and give you great actionable notes.
Are you a writer with a screenplay, looking for some honest, informed feedback?
Analysis, notes, coverage…. it’s called different things by different folks, but essentially, “coverage” is what a studio reader writes and passes along to a producer, with a “pass, consider, or recommend” rating. It’s brief, generally doesn’t include ideas for improvement, and isn’t intended for the writer.
“Notes” are more thorough, specific feedback, with recommendations for improvement at the story, prose, and character level, and are aimed at the writer. That’s “analysis“.
What you get
Just $129* gets you a complete read-through, page- and line-specific notes embedded in your PDF, and 4 or more pages of notes covering:
- what works and what doesn’t from a reader’s pov
- plot/story structure/pacing
- recommendations for improvement
- 1-5 scores (with explanation) on:
I do NOT offer “marketability” estimates or budgets.
*Up to 90 pages. $1 per page over 90. Just pay the base rate – I’ll invoice you for the extra pages on delivery.
Be forewarned … I’ve got a reputation for being brutally honest. If I feel like you wasted six hours of my life, I’ll say so.
I’ve paid for script coverage before, but this was by far the most comprehensive and helpful feedback I’ve ever received. Extremely thought-provoking. I cannot begin to express how grateful I am for this considered and thorough reading. Back to the drawing board – with a much better sense of what to do now that I have your insights!!
- M. Goff, Poet, Screenwriter
Chip is a damn good script reader because he’s a damn good script writer. He takes his kid gloves off and delivers honest, on point and actionable notes. My scripts would not in the shape they are without his professional input and insightful feedback. Because of Chip’s professional script feedback, my entire approach to writing now goes to 11, not just my screenplay. Thanks Chip!
- Jeff Palmer, Award Winning Screenwriter, The Sleeping Deep
I just read your comments. Great job, Chip! [It] definitely gives the kid motive, and helps me in directing the scene.
- Ram Hernandez, Writer/Director, Phoenix Falling
I really appreciate your feedback about issues in the story! I also appreciate these funny suggestions! They’re great! I’m going to add all of these. Thanks for helping me fix it up!
- Erikka Innes, Writer/Director/Comedian
I’m an IMDB credited screenwriter (and art director) who has optioned, sold, and judged screenplays. I’m a competition finalist, screenplay judge for a major industry competition, film pre-screener for an International Film Festival, and founder of Write Club Screenplay Challenge.
My blogs on screenwriting, contract negotiation, and crowdfunding have been featured or mentioned by the BlueCat Competition Newsletter and Script Magazine, and called “must read” by IndieWire.com. See the PRESS PAGE for more.
My point of view is that of an experienced reader: that person who judges the contests, who filters submissions, who stands between you and the people who make decisions, award prizes, and write checks. If you want that guy’s opinion, I’m your huckleberry.
I’m also a writer who knows the value of clear actionable screenplay feedback and making the best of notes. Plus, I’m frikkin’ anal about spelling and punctuation, so I’ll probably rant a little about that too.
Bonus: What are screenplay readers looking for?