Script Reading and Assessment

Scripts for stage, film, radio and television

Writers normally only get one shot at attracting the attention of a company or producer, so it’s essential that your script is as good as it can possibly be.

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Our competitive non-profit making script reading service provides an opportunity to get professional and objective feedback on your script prior to sending it out into the world.

Your script will be read by a professional independent reader most of whom also read for companies such as Paines Plough, Royal Court, Channel 4, UK Film Council and Arvon amongst others.

Reports are broken down to cover every element of the script, through presentation, story, structure, dialogue, characterisation, tone, genre and marketability – and will advise you on the potential next step forward for your script.

How long does it take: Reports usually take between four and six weeks

What does it cost? 
Scripts for stage & radio:  

  • Up to 70 pages: £45
  • 70-110 pages: £65
  • 110-150 pages: £90

Scripts for film & TV:

  • Up to 70 pages: £55
  • 70-120 pages: £80
  • 120-150 pages: £110

To book your script read: Email your script to along with any comments or questions you may have for the reader. Please also say if you have a prefered reader. Once we have received your script you will be sent an invoice for the fee.

Submitted scripts must be finished but you may submit a first draft for feedback.

"Fantastically helpful ... really useful, instructive and comprehensive" Gail Louw, Writer.

Can I send my script by post?
If you prefer to send a hard copy of your script, please do. Send your script together with the appropriate fee and covering letter to:
Script Reading Service
New Writing South
The Writers’ Place
9 Jew Street
Brighton. BN1 1UT

Please note:  Hard-copy scripts will only be returned if you enclose a pre-paid self-addressed envelope.


About the readers

Emily DeDakis

Reads: Stage, Radio, Screen

Sara Clifford

Reads: Stage, Screen

Dinos Aristidou

Reads: Stage, Radio.

Michelle Goode

Reads: Stage, radio, TV drama, TV comedy, screen.

Karis Halsall

Reads: Stage plays

Rob Young

Reads: Stage plays, radio, TV drama, TV comedy, screen.

Idris Ilyas

Reads: Television, Screen

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