Ernie Vecchione, Writer/Executive Producer, "Sex Ed: The Series"
"Anyone can tell you what's wrong with a script. Few can tell you what's right. And even fewer can tell you how to make it great. ScriptCrawler's notes helped me clarify my story and expand it to where everyone who read it got excited by it. ScriptCrawler's readers approach your script from a storyteller's point of view. Their generous and intelligent input will give you what a writer really needs - a collaborator with your best intentions at heart."
Trent Carlson, Writer/Director/Producer, anagrampictures.com
"We've used ScriptCrawler's Coverage Services on numerous projects. It's rare to get smart, accurate, market worthy feedback at an early phase of development. We found it invaluable."
Jenny Krumrine, Greater Philadelphia Film Office "Set in Philadelphia" 2008 Regional Award Winner
"The page-by-page feedback helped me recognize opportunities for ramping up the visual and emotional impact of my scenes. The notes gave me a clearer awareness of where I'm affecting the reader the way I intended, and where I'm not. My screenplay is now a first round qualifier in the British Feature Screenplay Competition. Thanks for the advice!"
Rachel Long, Chesterfield Fellow and Austin Film Festival Finalist
"Your coverage is an integral part of my writing and rewriting process. Nobody sees anything I write until you see it first. Your passion for story, character and cinematic chops translate so well in the feedback and notes provided that I am indebted, thankful and addicted. Your critiques and instructive notes have made me a better writer—and have made all of my scripts better. In fact, as I write new scripts and projects, I have your 'voice' and past notes in mind. Your suggestions always make me say, 'Why didn’t I think of that?' I would not be the writer I am today—or have the interest in my projects that I’m seeing now—if it weren’t for your coverage."
Brian Pittman, Austin Film Festival Finalist and Cinestory Semifinalist
"Securing your story coverage was the smartest thing I ever did as a writer, and the strength of the material proves it. Professional, spot-on story analysis of this caliber and insight are incredibly rare, and I know, because my writing partner and I have certainly worked through the ranks of readers, gurus and analysts these past years. Not only does your understanding of story and character development stand head and shoulders above others', but so too does your market sensibility. When you point out ways to make a script more marketable, your recommendations mirror feedback we’ve fielded from top producers. And when you provide writer’s notes, they similarly reflect a true writer’s sensibilities. Perhaps most impressive is your grasp of structure and ability to see weaknesses in projects while offering very real, manageable solutions that are organic to the story. You’re also not skimpy with kudos where due. That’s like gold. It’s rare, valuable and worth digging for. Finally, great coverage is as quantitative as it is qualitative—and your a) story synopses and b) script suggestions certainly have been as comprehensive and voluminous as they have been insightful, cogent and, well, absolutely right. I’ll be back for more."
Sarah R., 3-time ScriptCrawler coverage customer
"I swear I’ve learned more from your feedback than I have muddling along for the past 6 months on my own! I have had three separate analyses on this work and I am delighted to see the improvement in terms of how the piece is rated. The feedback is consistent and also suggests how to improve, not just what to improve. "
John T., Screenwriter and repeat ScriptCrawler coverage customer
"The Page-by-Page Coverage Service was worth every cent as it pinpointed the exact trouble spots. The overall analysis was very detailed in an easy to understand manner. The follow up phone call was greatly appreciated and very helpful. My analyst was extremely knowledgeable and provided a great opportunity to bounce ideas. I am looking forward to his reading my rewrite and getting his response."
"ScriptCrawler offers superior coverage in length and value. The cost is very affordable so that I can send in rewrites and not break the bank getting my script polished."
"It is very clear my reader has a professional background and knows his stuff. Things I don't think about or perceive differently are addressed in a frank manner and only help to make the story better. It is very helpful and appreciated to have someone who understands human nature so well that he can read into my characters actions as being believable or not."
"My reader understands my writing style and what I am trying to pull off. When I get my notes I am able to dive right into the rewrite and make it better without changing the whole script or storyline. We have a good working relationship."
"Coverage is received in less than a week. Sometimes, only days. I am always surprised at the quick turnaround and then the depth of the analysis. I can tell he read the whole script thoroughly."
Art Blum, Screenwriter and repeat ScriptCrawler coverage customer
"I recommend ScriptCrawler’s "Extended Coverage Service." It’s the most comprehensive analysis I’ve received from any analyst, and I’ve used quite a few. I got pages and pages of very constructive notes. ScriptCrawler Coverage points out all the strengths and weaknesses of your script, and offers loads of helpful suggestions. All this for 100 bucks, and in one week, even during the holidays. If you find a better deal on the net, please let me know."
"Talking with the analyst over the phone makes a huge difference in terms of clarifying points and coming to an understanding of what needs to be done to improve the script. We brainstormed and my analyst used examples from other screenplays to try to explain how other writers dealt with similar situations in my script. The Phone Consultation service gave me lots of ideas on how to rewrite. I really believe I can do a better draft now. In the past, I have used other services. ScriptCrawler does a good job with the advantages of being less expensive than most and you get the criticism within a week. Also, I've never used a service before that lets you speak to the analyst after you get the feedback before. It makes a big difference."
Dan Reilly, Screenwriting Student
"Writing a screenplay can be a lonely, confusing affair. After a while, tunnel vision sets in and you can't see the forrest for the trees. The draft in front of you doesn't reflect the vision you had in mind - that inspiration that drove you to write in the first place. Amid rewrites for a demanding screenwriting program, outside notes are invaluable to getting a fresh perspective. ScriptCrawler goes above and beyond basic 'coverage' to discover the hidden gold at the core of your script. They sure did for me. After my consultation with ScriptCrawler, I felt my work not only had a professional polish, but wings to make it soar."
Billie Harris, Screenwriter
"Coverage was returned at lightning speed. It was helpful in every respect, faster and less expensive than the two other coverage services I've used. Thanks for a great critique, super-fast service, and a reasonable rate!"
Allan B., Screenwriter
"My ScriptCrawler Phone Consultation was very helpful. My analyst answered all of my questions, shared some keen insights, and further fueled my enthusiasm for the rewrite and for the script's potential. He also graciously rolled with it when the call pushed well beyond the 30 minute mark. Thanks again to ScriptCrawler for going above and beyond."
Darlene M., Screenwriter
"I have used other services. I found Script Crawler to be superior in every way. Your comments, the suggestions, and examples were excellent! You gave me a clear idea of where my script was weak and I fully understood what I had to work on."
Arthur M., Screenwriter
"I’ve used other services and was not impressed – they were not thorough, they showed a lack of good manners and they didn’t reply to my e-mails. ScriptCrawler’s Coverage was very helpful - I welcomed the remarks & criticisms, and as a result I re-read my work with fresh eyes. Your coverage was spot-on, and I learned from the experience."
Sol Friedman, Writer/Filmmaker
"The Rush coverage service exceeded my expectations. I have had others on the production team read/review the script, but ScriptCrawler’s coverage was far more articulate and explored more thoughtfully and in greater depth why elements of the script were problematic, as well as offering possible solutions for revisions. I was very happy with how long it took to receive the Rush coverage. I literally received the notes within hours of submitting payment."
David Newham, Screenwriter
"The coverage was thorough, brutal and honest, which is exactly what my first draft needed. It was done in a professional manner too. The coverage address so many issues that I had not seen, as I am way too close to the material. I am very impressed with the detail the analyst went into. It came across that they genuinely cared about wanting to see my work better, not just go through the motions and give a report. I have read the report now about ten times and new ideas are constantly dropping in for me. It has enabled me to constantly think about what needs to change."
Tony O., Screenwriter
"In the past, I have used Script Xray and Script Shark. In comparison, I have become a fan of ScriptCrawler. The coverage that your service provided me was as thorough and professional as any of your higher-priced competition. I found the extended notes to be very helpful in focusing my attention on the areas of my script that worked well, and suggesting improvements for those that needed rethinking. I was pleased with the coverage in every way. My coverage was received one week from purchase and I was highly satisfied by the turnaround time!"
Michael L., ScriptCrawler RUSH Customer
"I came to ScriptCrawler for the kind of technical feedback you can’t get from friends and family, so I’m very happy with what [was] provided. I found it helpful in telling me what I’d overlooked. I’d spent so much time trying to create a logical storyline that I’d overlooked a few aspects which ScriptCrawler pointed out. Now, I’ve got a real clear picture of what needs to be changed."
Robert Hamilton, Repeat ScriptCrawler Customer
"In the past, [I] used Script Savvy and ScriptShark... but found them overpriced for my needs. ScriptCrawler served my immediate needs and was reasonably priced. I did not find any other service that offered the same service for the same price. I got my money's worth, if not more. I was also surprised at the speed with which I recieved my feedback. Very pleased."