Writing Coverage

Many of you will be required to write coverage during your internship in Los Angeles as well as for some of  your classes.  Writing coverage, especially writing good log-lines is considered an important skill to have in the entertainment industry.  It’s
 only 
after
 reading 
the
 log‐line
 that
 an
 executive 
or an 
agent 
will
 decide
whether
 or 
not
 he/she
 will 
read 
further….thus helping to sell or bury the screenplay.  It can also help you learn how to pitch your own ideas quickly.

Provided below is a coverage sample and an article on how to write coverage with some great tips.  To practice, there is a site called http://www.simplyscripts.com where you can find major movie scripts including the WGA 101 Greatest Scripts – posted free in pdf format.

All Access coverage

Your Coverage and You