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Title Page Mistakes

Scripts with non-standard title pages create a very bad first impression with agents and prodco readers.

Keep your title page in sync with industry practice, i.e. only include:

Pro-writers don't include their script's WGA (Writers Guild of America) number, amateur writers very frequently do.

Examples of the things non-pro screenwriters include on title pages that they shouldn’t:

Don’t date your script

If your title page includes a date, remove it.

Agents and prodcos want to read new material, not unsold material from 2012.

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External links

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Writers Guild of America

Library of Congress US Copyright office