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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 where you can find major movie scripts including the WGA 101 Greatest Scripts – posted free in pdf format.

Your Coverage and You

Coverage Example #1 – Raiders of the Lost Arc

Coverage Example #2 – Natural Born Killers