Binding Your Screenplay

When it comes to binding you screenplay, you want to do so in a way that makes it easy for producers and other readers to pull your script apart and make copies.

The industry standard is to use brass brads or Chicago screws.

Brads are preferred. Chicago screws are rarely used.

Try to find brads made by a company called Acco. Use their No. 5 or No. 6 brads, 1 1/4" in length, heavy-duty and industrial. They can usually be found at office supply or stationary stores, or you can order them online at office supply websites. They come in packages of 100 brads.

Use ONLY two brads per screenplay, one in the top hole and one in the bottom hole.

DO NOT put a brad in the center hole! Of course, if you use a Cover Sheet there will not be a center hole.

DO NOT use cheap or flimsy brads! If you cannot find Acco brand brads, find something similar and just as heavy-duty.

DO NOT bind your script using plastic binders, three-ring notebooks, or anything else. BRASS BRADS or Chicago screws only!

DO NOT write the title across the spine of the bound screenplay with a permanent marker. Someone in the production house where you send your script will do so.