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Monday, November 26, 2007

Q. On page 210 of Crafty Screenwriting, you state that one should not photocopy the title of the screenplay to the card-stock cover. Should anything appear on the card-stock cover? If so, what? Should one laser-print the card-stock cover with the Title Page information, or is the cover just a cover?
The cover is just a cover. If you're with an agency, the agency will put their cover on your script.

Lately I've seen a lot of scripts without a card-stock cover of any kind. But for submissions I would go with a plain solid color cardstock cover.

Readers: what have you seen lately?

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"Readers: what have you seen lately?"

Whenever I get anything to read, it has always either been photocopied by the company (so I don't see what it looked like when it was submitted), or emailed to me.

My suspicion is that it doesn't make THAT much difference for bigger places, and somewhat more for a smaller producer. But of course, there really is no reason to print the title on the cardstock, and there is a good reason to submit using cardstock (protects it). So I'd say stick with your suggestions.

By Blogger Fun Joel, at 8:43 AM  

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