In 2014, Scot Lawrie and Mark Stasenko built a simple software tool that helped manage the coordination of sending scripts and written feedback between writers and professional script readers for their script coverage service WeScreenplay. After a few years, Mark and Scot realized that the software they had been developing would be useful to other organizations. They spun it off into its own service and Coverfly was born.
Soon, dozens of other competitions, labs, fellowship and festivals came onboard, each with their own unique readers, evaluation guidelines, judges, administrators, industry outreach, prizes, and they use Coverfly to make administration faster, more transparent, and more fair.
Fast forward another year, and Coverfly launched its writer-facing dashboard, a technical advancement which allowed writers to securely and transparently access their data on Coverfly’s platform for the first time.
Today, Coverfly has over 50 organizations accepting submissions via Coverfly, and thousands of screenwriters have signed up for their free writer dashboard. Coverfly’s mission is to highlight writers’ competition successes to the entertainment industry, celebrating great storytellers and helping to connect talented emerging writers with script buyers, producers, agents, managers and studio executives.