What is “Coverage”?

Coverage is a 1-2 page written legal document that a readers, and assistants usually write after reading a piece of material being considered for production. It involves accurately conveying the story and offering intelligent/objective evaluation of the material. The specific format may differ from studio to studio, but the main components include a logline, synopsis/summary, comments regarding specific elements (character, plot, tone), rating, and a recommendation (pass or consider). The coverage is then handed on to executives who otherwise do not have time to read all the scripts that pass through the studio. Coverage is a quick and convenient way for executives to learn about a piece of material, before they commit to reading it. Click here to find out more about how to write coverage.


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