Industry Reading 101

Beverly Neufeld
Reader for Slamdance, PAGE, Gersh, CAA, FOX, Starz, and more!
Professor of Script Coverage and Story Analysis @ USC
Saturdays 7/27, 8/3, & 8/10 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm PT

This Clinic is limited to only 6 writers who not only want to better understand the coverage they receive on their own scripts but also want to train to be considered for open industry-wide reading assignments!

You've heard of coverage and you may have even gotten some done on your scripts. It seems simple: you read the script and give notes, but coverage is a practiced technique that Readers (people who do coverage) need to learn and master like any other skill required for a job. For you to succeed in today's competitive industry and attempt to get a job as a Reader with a contest or company, you need to exhibit you understand the basics of coverage and can provide a straightforward synopsis and insightful comments. Being a Reader is a coveted position in the industry and this Clinic will give you the edge you need to get ahead of the pack!

This 3-Week Clinic Will Cover:

  • What Coverage is
  • The different types of Coverage
  • How to write Coverage
  • The elements companies look for in your coverage when they consider hiring
  • The art of understanding how to give notes - both verbally and in writing
  • Live Discussion!
About Your Host

Beverly Neufeld graduated from UCLA’s MFA Screenwriting program. She received the covetous Samuel Goldwyn Award (first place) for her Latina gang drama, BROWN WIDOW, which also won the UCLA Screenwriting Showcase and came in 6th at the Chesterfield Competition. Since then she has been a finalist in the Nicholl twice. Beverly is the founder and president of the UCLA MFA Screenwriting Alumni Organization dubbed “The UCLA Cartel.” Beverly freelances as a script reader and consultant for various agencies, companies, and competitions such as CAA, Gersh, FOX, Slamdance and the PAGE competition, and recently was the director of development at Juntobox Films working with filmmakers Philippe Caland and Forest Whitaker. In the fall of 2019, Bev will join the faculty of USC teaching Script Coverage and Story Analysis.

What To Expect

Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email you will find a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to your syllabus, instructions for submitting material (if any), and the link to join the Live Class.


If you have any questions at all about this class, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at!

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