Columbia College Chicago

Script Coverage Workshop

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Artists have portfolios; directors/editors have reels; actors have head shots; and writers/producers entering the entertainment industry are expected to provide script coverage samples.

Be ready, if you are applying for a development internship, whether in Chicago, LA or NYC, you will be asked for sample coverage.

Because of the volume of scripts, books, magazine articles, and treatments in Hollywood, production companies, studios, and networks ask interns and entry-level assistants to screen the material. The result is "coverage" - a specifically stylized and structured book report which provides a story synopsis and recommendation whether or not the material should be pursued. One's ability to synopsize, analyze and write effectively is crucial to success.

 Columbia’s Cinema and Television Arts Instructor John Rangel will present and conduct a 2-hour workshop on how to write effective and professional coverage. This interactive virtual class requires participation and will only be offered live. Upon completion, participants will have the option to cover a hot Hollywood script and submit their work for review and feedback.

All interested students are invited to participate, with priority given to SiLA-bound students.

Friday, April 17, 2020 at 10:00am to 12:00pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Presentation, Workshop, Career Planning


Students, Career Center, School of Fine and Performing Arts, School of Media Arts, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, English and Creative Writing, Academic Affairs, Semester in LA, Cinema and Television Arts


Contact Name

Angela Sheridon

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