Virtual Live Reads
First Quarter 2024
Closed for Applications.
Come back soon for a new season.


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 all over the world, making it an accessible opportunity available to everyone, regardless of location.

We are accepting submissions of features and pilots to be performed by professional, SAG-AFTRA actors via Zoom, followed by a writer-led Q&A.

We are accepting any genre or style, so long as the project is a TV pilot or feature, has 3-6 MAJOR CHARACTERS, and can be feasibly performed in a live-read setting.


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 either a feature script or a TV pilot script.

  • Feature scripts should be between 80-130 pages.
  • Pilot scripts should be approximately 23-35 pages for 1/2 hour pilots (single cam) or approximately 40-47 pages (multi-cam comedies).
  • Hourlong pilots should be 43-70 pages in length.

Scripts with page-counts significantly outside those parameters are less likely to be considered

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 3-6 central/significant speaking characters, and a reasonable amount of story through dialogue as opposed to action would benefit the most from the reads.
How are writers selected for this opportunity?
Projects are chosen by the Coverfly Team based on which writers and projects might benefit the most from the series, as well as which projects fit the parameters of page count and number of characters. Upon being selected, writers will be notified via email to confirm eligibility.
Can I invite my friends to watch the live read?
You are welcome to invite close friends, family, and most importantly - industry connections and representation (manager, lawyer, etc.). However, the goal of the live reads is to allow the writer to hear their script aloud, NOT to stand as a completed, final performance of the script, so while there is no limit to the number of people you can invite, we do recommend keeping the numbers down, as we don’t want to overwhelm the small team that is producing the event. Most writers invite between 2-7 people, but that number isn’t set in stone.

Recent Virtual Live Reads

December, 2023: Brendon Udy
The Way Of The Dinosaur
November, 2023: Elizabeth Dwyer
April, 2023: Michael Hubbard
The Keeper
April, 2023: April Creavin
Vampires Of New York
March, 2023: Rima Lyn
Down The Baja
February, 2023: Steve Bonino
The Tragedy Of Tiberius Gracchus
January, 2023: Sammy Sultan
Felix’S Bar Mitzvah
October, 2022: Nick Bannister
October, 2022: Jackie Hedeman, Molly Olguín
Without Apology
September, 2022: Cote Bellard
August, 2022: Jessy Lauren Smith
Meet Me In A Dark Alley
July, 2022: Brent Lewis
July, 2022: Thomas Thonson
The Commentator
July, 2022: Gary Howell
June, 2022: Devin Lucas
Blue Mustang
May, 2022: Steffany Sommers
Rooms Of Experience
May, 2022: Elizabeth Ditty
Sounds Of Silence
April, 2022: Michael Mortimer
Beyond The Veil
April, 2022: Brian Kettler
April, 2022: Jennifer Kim
The Incredible Kimchi Dokkaebi


"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