SCRIPT COVERAGE TEMPLATE Title: IN CAPS Format: Short film? Webisode? Pilot? Length:

SCRIPT COVERAGE TEMPLATE
Title: IN CAPS
Format: Short film? Webisode? Pilot?
Length: In pages
Writer:
Genre: Thriller? Western? Stoner Comedy? Slice-of-Life Drama?
Setting: Outer Space? Suburbs? Battlefield?
Time Period: Future? Alternative History? Old West? Contemporary Hong Kong?
Reviewed by:
Date Reviewed:
YOUR LOGLINE OF THEIR FILM: 3 sentences/25 words MAX
Sum it up capturing the essence of the story. Something along the lines of: A Protagonist Who Must Do/Wants to Do Something Tangible Soon Or Something they don’t want will happen. However, Something/Someone Is Preventing the Protagonist from Achieving their Goal. This can be very helpful to the writer to see parts of their story they didn’t realize were there.
YOUR SYNOPSIS OF THEIR FILM (1- 2 paragraphs – What is the Beginning/Middle/End of story)
(THE BELOW QUESTIONS MUST BE ANSWERED: Other points can be raised or discussed.)
What is the theme/main issue to be resolved?
Is the theme, conflict and plot clear and understandable?
Who is the main character? What do they want/need? What is the inciting incident? What are the obstacles to achieving that goal?
Do the scenes logically and dramatically follow from each other? Does the tension/drama increase/escalate as the story moves forward?
Does something ‘happen’ each scene to change the story and move it forward dramatically?
How do the secondary characters support the main character in exploring that theme? Are the secondary characters, people in their own right with clear personalities and goals?
Does the Opening Scene convey the Theme, Conflict and Story clearly and dramatically?
How does the Final Scene wrap up the Theme, Conflict and Story? Does it mirror/complete the Opening Scene? Is there a “Pay Off” or a successful/satisfying resolution?
COMMENTS (1 -2 pages) The Evaluation MUST address the points below
POSITIVE (What do you like specifically): 2-3 points
INTERROGATIVE (What do you not understand or think needs to be clarified?): 2-3 points
NEGATIVE (What do you think does not work or needs to be fixed): 2-3 points
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE COLUMN:
EXCELLENT GOOD FAIR NEEDS WORK
IDEA
PLOT
CHARACTERIZATION
DIALOGUE
PACE