ReWriteDr Tip: YOUR TITLE PAGE – What should be on it and what shouldn’t be on it.

July 26, 2011

Your title page is your introduction to the reader.  What to make a good impression?  Format it correctly.

Do put on the title page

  • Title
  • written by
  • Your contact information.

That’s all!!!!

THE BEST SCREENPLAY EVER

written by

Stephen W. Buehler

(In the lower left or right hand corner, email address, street address and phone number)

  • stephen@rewritedr.com
  • 4804 Laurel Canyon Blvd. #506
  • Valley Village,CA91607
  • 818-510-1716

If you wrote the screenplay with someone else you use the “&” sign. – You’re a writing team.

written by

Stephen W. Buehler & Albert Einstein

The “and” is used when the first writer has now gone and they’re hired a second writer.

written by

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. 

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