Virtual Live Reads

Next Deadline
1 week from now
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 Convention. 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!

Decision by September 28th | A virtual live read will be held on October 9th and October 23rd.

Deadline to Apply September 25th

"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
Virtual Live Reads is only available to Coverfly members.
Recent Virtual Live Reads
October 2020
Applications due on September 25th
August 2020
July 2020
Spring 2020
Spring 2020
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.