Q. Is there any specific size that the washers need to be?
Any washer that fits over your Acco #5 brads is fine. There are standard brass washers that do.
Q. And does the paper need to be 80 lbs?
The paper for the screenplay should be standard office paper (inket paper or laser paper or multiuse paper). 80 lb is what you use for your cardstock covers. Any cardstock that looks professional should do it.
Q. And is celtx an appropriate application for printing the screenplay?
Anything that formats normally is fine. I've never used Celtx, but some people do and I've never heard any complaints. Once it's printed out, no one will know what formatting program you used.
It's rarer and rarer that someone will actually need your screenplay printed out and physically delivered. Personally, I don't keep any cardstock covers around the house any more. But I also almost never have to send someone a physical screenplay. (Except for SODEC, which wanted 6 copies delivered. I hope that's not what threw my back out this weekend!)
A Fan's Cut
This is my blog on how Great Films Could Have Been Made Differently.
if you have time then please take a look.
I'm also looking to collaborate with a screenwriter.
Comments are welcome
I liked you idea of using the same font that is used to type screenplays to write your blog.
Sorry for disturbing,thanks.
I've used Celtx to print scripts before, and it doesn't do a very good job. Professional screenwriting programs fix things like dialogue splitting over page breaks, and a page that ends in a scene header. Celtx won't. The print preview is so unreliable that it's hard to fix that kind of thing manually.
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