Gavin Polone's piece about "Who Really Determines the Fates of Aspiring Screenwriters
" is of course worth reading in its entirety, but I'll just draw attention to his comment that no one reads paper scripts any more. "Everyone reads on iPads and Kindles." So disregard anything you may read in old books (including my own) about how to send a script on paper. Thankfully, no one wants to read it on paper.
Unless everything's changed in two years and they're giving interns iPads, interns still typically read on paper. Sometimes this is because CAA or WME or UTA or much smaller agencies will send physical scripts, solicited or otherwise. Sometimes this is because the exec was emailed a script, but wants you to read it first, but likes to waste paper, so s/he prints it out for you. Sometimes the exec will forward you the emailed script, but this is least common. At least for smaller production companies, anything goes.
I was an intern until about 6 months ago, and I've only ever read one, maybe two physical scripts.
I got everything via email and read it all on the computer. My coverage still got printed out, but otherwise, everything I wrote was sent via email, too (including stuff that went to clients).
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