Industry Reading 101

Beverly Neufeld
Professor of Script Coverage and Story Analysis @ USC
Saturdays 9/12, 9/19 & 9/26 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm PT

Sold Out - Waitlist Available

"I just finished my third and final class with Beverly and... WOW! I thoroughly enjoyed her lighthearted yet direct teaching method. This class opened my eyes to a world that baby writers don’t really get a glimpse into. I genuinely feel this course has made me a better writer and oddly enough it's also made me want to read more screenplays!" - Brandon Lee Reily, Screenwriter

"I recently had coverage and a consultation by phone with Beverly Neufeld. What a great and positive experience. She read my script (thoroughly, I might add), provided detailed notes and then we had a hour+ conversation about her notes. I had questions and ideas which we went over at length and her advice and input was invaluable." - Bill J., Screenwriter

"Very useful, organized, and methodical approach to reading scripts for the industry. Ms. Neufeld is a knowledgable and engaging instructor." -Anonymous Feedback

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 joined the faculty of USC teaching Script Coverage and Screenwriting.

What To Expect

Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation email 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. Sessions are conducted via video conferencing software ZOOM. You will receive a link to the recording of the session via email following the live session.

Payment Plans

Payment plans are available for most multi-week classes. For 4-week programs, your balance will be due the second week of class. For longer programs, the balance will be broken up into 3 or 4 payments with the final payment due prior to the final week of class. Please note that you are responsible for the full price of the class even if you decide not to complete the program for any reason.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel for a full refund up to 72 hrs. prior to the start of the class. Cancellations requested after this deadline will be ineligible for refunds.


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