Q. So the 'cover' of the script is just a blank white sheet of 80 lb. cardstock? There is nothing on it to indicate who's or what it is?
Q. What do you even call those fold-over card covers? I've tried Googling but come up with zilch. Never even seen 'em for sale in the UK.
Your front and back cover of a script are both blank cardstock. They don't have to be white. Any color that's not too precious is fine. Of course, if you have representation, your agency should have their own covers, which will have their logo. CAA has snazzy red-and-white foldover covers.
I had fold-over covers made for me at my local copy shop once (LA Print & Copy, 1716 S. Sepulveda at Santa Monica Blvd. (310) 479-6700). They just took 17" x 11" cardstock, cut it to about 9 1/2" x 11 (instead of 8 1/2"), punched holes, and had their folding machine fold'em.
Often people just use the fold-over covers for the back of the script (where the brads get pointy) and plain covers for the front.
As people get more wired, I've been noticing more scripts floating around without cardstock covers... can anyone confirm if that's a trend?
At our production company, we rarely get scripts with cardstock covers, unless they're being sent directly from one of the big agencies. Though, 3 out of 4 scripts we get are emailed.
When I worked as a studio exec the only scripts with covers I got were from agents -- managers and producers didn't bother (unless they were with those mega-management companies or Imagine or Bruckheimer). I have expensive teak furniture in my house so I love the covers, but they are a pain in the keister and a waste of time for 99% of folks since it's just one more page to flip when you are trying to get through 15 scripts on your weekend read.
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