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A professional reader will read your book and write a Coverage on it, a standard format in the movie and TV
industry. Coverage consists of two main elements:
- A thorough synopsis that highlights the main characters and events in your story
- A critical analysis that addresses key story points as well as your book’s potential for adaptation to
Once your Coverage is prepared, it will be submitted to our first-look partner, 5 More Minutes. 5 More
Minutes is a full-service production company run by veteran Hollywood executive John Saachi. Their ongoing
projects include the film adaptations of the New York Times best selling books, Dork Diaries and
If 5 More Minutes is interested in working with you, they will contact you directly and explain their plan of
action to gauge your interest.
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About 5 More Minutes
5 More Minutes is a full-service production shingle run by veteran Hollywood executive John Sacchi. Sacchi has
spent over two decades in the entertainment industry. Before founding 5 More Minutes, Sacchi spent 15 years as a
senior production and development executive at Lionsgate Films where he oversaw films including Confidence,
Employee of the Month, They Came Together, My Bloody Valentine, The Possession, Killers, The Last Stand, Addicted,
Conan the Barbarian, Punisher, My Best Friend’s Girl, Pride, and Akeelah and the Bee. Some of
the current projects 5 More Minutes is developing include an English language remake of Instructions not
Included, directed by Anne Fletcher for Lionsgate; Vanish Man directed by Lee Toland Krieger and
co-produced for 21 Laps and Lionsgate; Dork Diaries, which is based on the New York Times best selling
children's book series and produced for Lionsgate; and the New York Times best selling author's Rogues
Gallery, which is being produced for Lionsgate Television.