Virtual Live Reads
First Quarter 2024
Deadline on Sunday, March 31st at 11:59PM PST
Decision by March 31st
Submissions accepted on an ongoing basis
Coverfly has partnered with the Storytellers Conservatory to host robust virtual live reads of your scripts. This free program makes it possible to foster and maintain the sense of community between writers and performers even when we can’t always see each other in person. We are accepting submissions of features and pilots to be performed via video chat followed by a writer-led Q&A. We are accepting any format, genre, or style, so long as the project has FOUR MAJOR CHARACTERS or less and can be feasibly performed in a live read setting. We look forward to reviewing your submissions and hope you’ll join us for the performance. We'll be selecting projects on a rolling basis.
Virtual Live Reads is only available to Coverfly members.
Is there a page requirement for the length of the script?
This program is open for writers to apply with a feature script or a TV pilot script. Feature scripts should be between 80-130 pages. Pilot scripts should be around 20-35 pages for 1/2 hour comedies, and one-hour drama pilots should be 50-70 pages in length. If your script's pagecount falls outside of these ranges, then there's a good chance that it won't be considered seriously.
Will I be able to attend virtually?
Yes, if you're selected, we strongly recommend that you attend your live-read virtually. We will select and notify writers at least two weeks ahead of time. Attendance is strongly recommended but not required.
Are there any content restrictions?
While there are no set restrictions, typically projects with more than 4 speaking characters and a reasonable amount of story through dialogue as opposed to action would benefit from the reads the most.
How are writers selected for this opportunity?
The Coverfly Team will review submissions and select writers and projects we feel would benefit from the Table Read series. The writers will be notified via email to confirm eligibility.
Recent Virtual Live Reads
First Quarter 2024
Applications due on March 31st
"From the props, to the opening credit sequence, and the preparation of the actors, it was a great experience all around. They did an amazing job producing the screenplay table read."