Career Advice, Scriptwriting Advice, Writing Advice

Script Reading 101

read-scripts-300x198A few years back, I posted Screen Shot 2015-05-13 at 2.59.13 PM on here.

It helped to give a general answer to many of my grads but I’d always wanted to expand on it.  Not only give advice on avenues to take toward this goal, but also what is expected.  What to deliver.

Well, I was reading another great article from our friend over at Seanlogo about whether or not you should pay for a script coverage service. And she included some great links which delved into gaining entry into script reading work.  This was too good not to pass on…

So here ’tis.  Below are links to articles that should give a good preliminary understanding of the best way to get in and then how to approach the actual work.

Since everything seems to come in threes in our industry, thought it would be fitting to do the same here.  First, advice on how to get in:

From us…

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From The Aspiring TV Writer & Screenwriter…

and from The Bitter Script Reader.


Once you get in, ya needa know how ta do the actual work.  Here’s some tips:

From The Aspiring TV Writer & Screenwriter…


From Columbia College…

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and from ICM talent agency, a power player in the industry back in the day
(Yeah, even I worked there for a millisecond. Me? In an agency? Shivers.)


Sorry for going graphic happy here but was experimenting and wanted to make sure you got to reading.  Good luck!


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