Coverage is written document that readers, and assistants usually write after reading a piece of material that is being considered for development. The specific format of this formal document will differ from company to company, but the main components include a logline, accurate but concise synopsis of the story, comments regarding specific elements (character, plot, tone), overall rating, and a recommendation (pass or consider). The coverage is then handed on to executives who otherwise do not have time to read all the scripts that pass through the studio. Coverage is a quick and convenient way for executives to learn about a piece of material, before they commit to reading it.
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