There’s no getting around the fact that story analysis is inherently subjective. Slated Analytics designed its process to be as objective as possible by applying the same set of rigorous standards to every script or screener, based on the criteria that buyers and reps themselves use to judge material. No matter how ‘original’ a script or screener may appear to the casual observer, the industry will instinctively look for meaningful comparisons when evaluating its storytelling elements. Slated Analytics’ story analysis anticipates that industry evaluation process for your benefit as writers, filmmakers, and producers.
Whether the coverage lauds your project or recommends further development, the points made will reference tried-and-true storytelling principles and cite specific examples (with page numbers or timecode) from the script or screener. And either way, displaying your Script or Screening Analysis to potential investors and partners is completely up to you. At the very least, the analysis will help you determine the most meaningful comparisons for your project and provide you with an early read on the industry’s likely response. After all, forewarned is forearmed.