Industry Reading 101 with Professional Reader: 3-Week Program Starts Weds 9/5

Wednesdays 9/5, 9/12 & 9/19 @ 5:00pm - 7:00pm PT
Taught by Beverly Neufeld (Reader for Slamdance, PAGE, Gersh, CAA, FOX, Starz, and more!)

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 Instructor:

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.” “Brown Widow” also won the UCLA Screenwriting Showcase and came in 6th at the Chesterfield Competition. Since then she has been a finalist in the Nicholls 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.



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