Script Analysis

Where analysis is objective

Want to know how your project stacks up? Each Project Score is based on three distinct features: the strength of the Team, the quality of the Script, and the potential for Financial returns.


Frequently Asked Questions

Does Slated charge a fee to host my project profile?

Nope. Listing projects on Slated is free, as is networking with other members and our tools to help get your project discovered within the site.

Can you give more detail about how your evaluators assess each script?

In a nutshell, your Script Score indicates the quality of your screenplay: The higher your score, the better. Three readers read each script thoroughly, then provide an Overall rating on the “Pass / Consider / Recommend” spectrum and assign numerical scores for ten individual attributes of the material. The scoring formula weights some categories more heavily than others. Each reader’s ratings are converted into a score on a scale of 1 to 100, which are then combined to determine the Script Score.

Read more about the ten individual attributes we evaluate for each script, as well as the questions the readers consider for each element.

What if I don’t agree with the Script Analysis assessments?

There’s no getting around the fact that story analysis is inherently subjective. Slated Analytics designed its process to be as objective as possible by applying the same set of rigorous standards to every script, based on the criteria that buyers and reps themselves use to judge material. No matter how ‘original’ a script may appear to the casual observer, the industry will instinctively look for meaningful comparisons when evaluating its storytelling elements. Slated Analytics’ story analysis anticipates that industry evaluation process for your benefit as writers, filmmakers, and producers.

Whether the coverage lauds your project or recommends further development, the points made will reference tried-and-true storytelling principles and cite specific examples (with page numbers) from the script. And either way, displaying your Script Analysis to potential investors and partners is completely up to you. At the very least, the analysis will help you determine the most meaningful comparisons for your script and provide you with an early read on the industry’s likely response. After all, forewarned is forearmed.

How will my Script and/or Financial Score impact my project’s Project Score?

While the exact weighting of each component score within the Project Score is proprietary, the Project Score will definitely increase when your Script and/or Financial Analysis is delivered. The very fact that you have submitted your project for rigorous evaluation demonstrates professionalism and market awareness, both of which send out strong industry signals. How much your Project Score increases depends on the quality of your script and financial prospects as they relate to expected production and marketing costs.

Who will see my Script and/or Financial Analysis reports?

Your analysis reports are 100% confidential unless you choose to make them visible on your project profile page. Visibility settings for your project’s analysis are separate from your page’s overall settings, so you can choose to share with specific people, all Slated investors, or the entire Slated community.

What about streaming/VOD revenue?

Currently, there isn’t enough publicly available data on streaming and VOD revenue to break it out into its own bucket. Slated Analytics will include it in the “worldwide non-theatrical” model until it is large enough to become it’s own projection.


Get Script Analysis to learn your Script Score. Details below. Projects with high Script Scores tend to get 10x the introduction volume to high scoring talent.

Get Financial Analysis to learn your Financial Score. Details below. Projects with high Script and Financial Scores tend to get 10x the investor, sales and distribution introduction volume.

Personal scores are applied for free to every member based on their work history. They provide the basis for for calculating each project’s Team Score.

Projects with 75+ Script Scores may qualify for Slated’s Executive Producer Services, which helps qualified projects find production partners, secure valuable talent, and access Slated’s community of film financiers, sales agents, and distributors.

Script & Financial Score Confidentiality
Your Script and Financial Analyses are 100% confidential unless you choose to make them visible. When you’re ready to share, you can select which industry professionals have access.


Our seasoned readers have each evaluated hundreds of produced and unproduced scripts for studios, production companies, management companies, and agencies. Each reader is well versed in recent market material and goes through a months-long training process prior to joining the Slated Analytics team. Slated's readers have had their directorial work debut at the world's best film festivals, written shows for major streamers, and sold pitches to major networks.

With your Script Score, you’ll also get 10+ pages of incredible notes. Script Analysis feedback has proven invaluable to hundreds of filmmakers, and helps immensely in the development process.

We encourage you to submit drafts of your screenplay during development to help attract the best talent, producers, and investors. You can also submit a filmed cut of your project during post-production to help fine tune before picture-lock, and to attract the best sales companies and distributors.

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Slated Analytics’ financial projections have been derived by analyzing — in minute detail — the performance factors of more than 10,000 released films. By arming yourself with the most meaningful comparative data, you and your team will have the earliest intelligence on what to expect from the marketplace at every stage in your project’s development cycle, from packaging to financing to sales. You’ll also demonstrate your professionalism and market awareness to potential investors.

You can also use simulations to confidentially see the impact of adding any cast, crew, companies, budget, and soft-money commitments you can conceive.

Your project’s Financial Analysis report includes data-driven projections and sensitivity analyses for the key elements that impact revenue.

Financial Analysis

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Release pattern of box office per theater counts
Team Score
Script Score
Production budget
Marketing budget
Release window projections by month

Likelihood Certified Fresh (not affiliated with Rotten Tomatoes)

The Team Score reflects the strength of the project’s team, on a 100 point scale, based on the Member Scores of the key talent and companies attached to the project.

Individual Member Scores are an estimate of each person’s potential to impact the commercial and artistic viability of the project. They are based on a blend of box office revenues and awards, adjusted for inflation and weighted towards more recent releases.

The combined chemistry of team members matters in the marketplace. Generally, the higher the project’s Team Score, the higher the return on investment.

Team Analysis

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Does Slated Analytics estimate sales to distributors?

No. Slated Analytics’ projections are estimates of the overall financial potential for your project at the consumer retail level, not how much a distributor might offer as a minimum guarantee for the rights to a specific format or territory.

What is the Likelihood Certified Fresh percentage, how is it calculated, and how does it relate to scores?

The Likelihood Certified Fresh percentage is the probability that a project will receive the Certified Fresh accolade from Rotten Tomatoes, a key driver of a film's financial performance.

Following a study showing the likelihood of a movie being Certified Fresh, profitable, and Oscar worthy, Slated's data science team built an estimator allowing all film industry participants to know the likelihood of a movie being Certified Fresh at the point of development. The estimator leverages Script Score, Team Score, and other key data points to generate the estimate.

This likelihood percentage is calculated as part of our Financial Analysis service, designed to help filmmakers show the true market potential of a project.

Slated is not affiliated with Rotten Tomatoes.

How accurate are Slated Analytics financial projections?

The Slated Analytics team constantly reviews and improves its models to ensure their accuracy and efficacy in a constantly evolving market.

The dataset includes financial elements (production and marketing budget), creative elements (genre and MPAA ratings), marketing elements (release date and theater count), and dozens of other data points, including team composition and script quality.

The team is constantly expanding the reference data set and improving Slated Analytics’ algorithms to make sure its models remain as accurate as possible. Not only has this system been shown to be more accurate than current industry tracking, but it does so as early as the greenlight stage. That said, as anyone who knows statistics and portfolio theory can attest, the broader the sample set, the more reliable the associated projections can become.

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And, see sample projections

Are there example analyses to review?

Yes! Please check out any of these 190+ sample analyses. For each project, be sure to select the Script tab to see the Script Analysis, and the Financial tab to see the Financial Analysis.


Team Analysis


For every project

Appears automatically as you attach each team member

Members never pay for their personal score assessments

Script Analysis


Per draft/cut

Delivered within
20 business days

Rush Delivery Add-on

Delivered within
5 business days

+ $100

Financial Analysis


One-time fee
Unlimited, on demand updates
Requires Script Analysis

Delivered within minutes when Script Analysis is completed

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