Virtual Live Reads
May Submissions
Deadline on Monday, May 31st at 11:59PM PST

Decision by May 31st

Virtual live reads are held bi-weekly, and the program is open for entries every other month. Submit to be considered for the next open dates.

About

Because Coverfly has temporarily postponed the Live Read program due to global health concerns, we are excited to launch a new virtual table read in partnership with the Storytellers Conservatory. Now more than ever, it is important to foster our creativity and perpetuate collaboration in any way we can.

We are accepting submissions for features, pilots, and stage plays to be performed via video chat for all Coverfly users each week. 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 one project each week!

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Virtual Live Reads is only available to Coverfly members.

FAQs

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

May Submissions
Applications due on May 31st
April 2021
Late January 2021
January 2021
December 2020

Testimonials

"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."
-Travis Opgenorth