How to Protect Your Screenplays

Protecting your screenplay is accomplished in several different ways. First, you can protect your screenplay by securing copyright registration with the U.S. Copyright Office. Another traditional, well used method of protecting your screenplay is to simply register it with either the Writer’s Guild of America West or Writer’s Guild of America East. Both registered copyrights and WGAw or WGAe registration provide legal proof of when you authored your screenplay. While there are other, less popular methods of registration, most screenwriters choose to protect their screenplay by registering an official copyright or with the WGAw or WGAe or both.

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BEHIND THE LINES WITH DR: Extra Credit

Doug Richardson’s first produced feature was the sequel to Die Hard, Die Harder. Visit Doug’s site for more Hollywood war stories and information on his popular novels. Click to tweet this article to friends and followers! It can be a battle for oxygen. The writer is in the room. The director is in the...

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Behind the Lines with DR: Residual Angst

Doug Richardson’s first produced feature was the sequel to Die Hard, Die Harder. Visit Doug’s site for more Hollywood war stories and information on his popular novels. Like so many things, this saga began with a phone call. This one came from a character actor pal. We’d worked on a couple of films together....