What is Coverage?
Manuscript coverage is a tool used by Hollywood to categorize and evaluate material. A coverage report usually includes a logline, synopsis and analysis.
Coverage report documents differ from company to company but the basic goal of the report is always the same – identify valuable material worthy of a producer’s consideration.
Authors should never expose their material to Hollywood without “testing” it first to find out what it has that the industry wants.
Manuscript coverage simplifies the testing process by indicating whether or not the submitted material has elements with the potential for a successful commercial production. Examples of such considerations include whether or not the piece offers good roles for financeable actors, whether or not it can be produced for a reasonable budget, and its overall appeal to particular demographics, along with marketing and merchandising possibilities.
A Tool You Can Use
A coverage report from ReelBooks gives authors a tool they can use for communication as they approach industry players with their material. Producers are busy people. Coverage allows them to quickly and easily review the material to see if it has characters, plots, themes and ideas they can use to make something big happen. Coverage helps them help you!