Your title page is your introduction to the reader. What to make a good impression? Format it correctly.
Do put on the title page
- written by
- Your contact information.
THE BEST SCREENPLAY EVER
Stephen W. Buehler
(In the lower left or right hand corner, email address, street address and phone number)
- 4804 Laurel Canyon Blvd. #506
- Valley Village,CA91607
If you wrote the screenplay with someone else you use the “&” sign. – You’re a writing team.
Stephen W. Buehler & Albert Einstein
The “and” is used when the first writer has now gone and they’re hired a second writer.
Albert Einstein and Stephen W. Buehler
Don’t put on the title page:
- WGA registered – If you want the receiver of your script to view you as a professional, they assume that you have already registered your script – that’s what professionals do. Amateurs put WGA#.
- The © symbol. Same as above. It’s not necessary.
- “All Rights Reserved”. Same as above. It’s not necessary.
- Any image, design or cute figure. Keep it clean and simple.
If you place those items on the title page, you’re saying, “If you steal my idea, I’m going to sue you.” Wow. That’s not a good way to start a relationship. They know the score and they hope you do too.
You want them to read all the pages of your script. Don’t make them stop at the TITLE PAGE.