How to Write Coverage Workshop Hosted by Barbara Doyle and Donna Roth
September 3, 2021
UPDATE: ALL SEATS HAVE BEEN FILLED FOR BOTH THE 9/15 AND 9/29 COVERAGE SESSIONS
HOW TO WRITE COVERAGE – VIRTUAL WORKSHOP
HOSTED BY Barbara Doyle and Donna Roth
TWO DATES: September 15th and September 29th, 4:00pm to 6:00pm (PST)
RSVP to Barbara Doyle (firstname.lastname@example.org) by email to attend. ZOOM link will be sent out prior to the event.
Whether you are a Film Production, Screenwriting, Production Design, Screen Acting, Film Studies or Producing student, it is crucial to understand how creative material is evaluated and chosen.
You may be surprised to know that whatever your discipline, once you are brought in to meet about a job, almost every interview will start with the question, “What did you think of the script?” Writing coverage teaches you how to quickly assess the key elements-plot, structure, character, and conflict and how to critique them in a professional way. You will be able to more easily “talk the talk” in a way that helps show what you bring to the table and that can make all the difference.
In this workshop, the following will be covered:
- What coverage is, why it is important for your internship and job search, and what it is used for.
- Reading and reviewing sample coverage as examples.
- A guideline for writing coverage (what is expected, how long should it be, how long it should it take you, and what employers look for).
- A completed coverage sample you can use for internships and jobs
After the workshop, you’ll be able to set individual appointments with the workshop mentors to review your work.
By the end of this workshop, you’ll be able to write industry-standard coverage, discuss material using the language of the film/tv/streaming business and will have a sample piece of coverage they can submit when applying for internship and jobs.