There has been a lot of discussion in the comments section about the value of readers and coverage. A number of you have asked "What does a coverage report actually look like?" Tying in with yesterday's post where I reference the screenplay David Isaacs and I wrote in 1981 called STAR SPANGLED ADVENTURE, here is the actual coverage.
What exactly is studio coverage? They're synopses of scripts prepared for studio executives and agents by hired readers. Primarily they're meant to judge the value of a screenplay, both for its commercial potential and quality. Rival studios also prepare coverage to keep track of the competition and get a heads up on possible new hot writers. Coverage is Hollywood's Cliff Notes.
Hope you can read it (you might need a magnifying glass or telescope). Writers generally never see this. A friend of a friend of a friend uncovered it. Gee, I feel like Edward Snowden. Squint and enjoy.