A good Coverfly Score is a score which places it above other projects on The Red List and Industry Dashboard. Projects with Coverfly Scores of 350 and above frequently earn spots on The Red List and show up at the top of industry search results on our Industry Dashboard, which can lead to exposure to producers and managers. Other than that, Coverfly Scores don't hold any intrinsic value of "good" or "bad".


It's important to note that the Coverfly Score is not a metric of quality, it's a metric of confidence of quality, which increases with more strong evaluations. While multiple reads help increase that confidence, a writer cannot bring their Coverfly Score simply by entering contests over and over, and the scores received must be strong.

 

In general, it takes at least 5 reads to get a sense of where your Coverfly Score is landing. Remember, however, that most contests have multiple reads. For example, WeScreenplay reads scripts up to 5 times and the Nicholl fellowship reads scripts up to 8 times. So five reads could just be one or two contest entries depending on the contest.

 

If your Coverfly Score is less than 100, it simply means the screenplay doesn’t have enough evaluations to determine a strong confidence of quality. 

If your script isn't yet on The Red List, it can still be discovered by industry professionals if you opt to make your project profile “Public.” Industry members search for very specific types of projects and don't always use The Red List. 


Finally, we don't encourage writers to enter contest just to increase their Coverfly Score. Enter the contests you otherwise would and use your Coverfly Score as an extra way gain exposure on your project.


Also read: Do producers, managers and agents care about your Coverfly Score?