How does Slated evaluate script revisions?

Describes our process for reviewing new drafts of previously submitted screenplays.

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Written by Mary C.
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1. Fresh Eyes + Comparative Analysis.

For new drafts of previously submitted screenplays, Script Analysis will usually have at least one fresh pair of eyes. Including new readers in your new coverage helps keep the Script Analysis as objective as possible. Your Script Analysis may also have a returning reader who has read a previous draft. Returning readers are also helpful as they can provide a comparative analysis that specifically indicates which changes in the new draft feel like improvements. While all reader assignments are subject to staff availability in a given week, we seek to provide a blend of new and returning readers in order to deliver maximum value to the filmmaker. You may notice that your first three drafts have a higher proportion of new readers while drafts #4 and beyond may offer more comparative analysis as more of our team has read the script.

2. Most projects see gradual Script Score increases across multiple submissions.

That said, not every new draft is guaranteed a higher score. Some scripts have increased their Script Score as much as 20 points over time, but this isn't usually achieved in one revision. The more experienced the screenwriter, the higher the odds of earning a Script Score gain in a new draft.

3. Analysis offers three independent opinions.

For this reason, taking every good note in your 10-13 page set of analysis is not always the best path to a focused rewrite. Rather than taking every note you like, we advise targeting the handful of notes that you feel work together to serve your vision in a coordinated manner. Writers who work with producers, managers, agents, or screenwriting coaches to create a focused rewrite plan based on our Script Analysis tend to see bigger Script Score gains in a shorter period of time.

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