Copyright Your Screenplay, in order to register your screenplay or written work as copy written, you must download the appropriate form and mail it in to the copyright office. Click here for the form. To register online, click here. Registration By Mail or In Person, procedure for Deposit by Mail or In Person, the Registration office must receive: 1) One (1) unbound loose-leaf copy of material on standard paper, 8 1/2" x 11". Download a convenient title page to use when registering by mail or in person. When the material is received, it is sealed in an envelope and the date and time are recorded. A numbered certificate is returned which serves as the official documentation of registration. Because the certificate is your proof of registration, it should be kept in a safe place. Notice of registration may consist of the following wording on the title page: "registered WGAw No._.". Since January 1, 1978, a Copyright is in effect for the author's life plus 50 years. If the author's name is not known (anonymous) or the author's real name is not known (pseudonymous) or the author is an employer (as in "works made for hire the duration is from 75 years from publication, or 100 years from creation -whichever comes.
Although other screenwriters with similar or less experiencecharge much more 20,000 to 50,000 for a 120-page screenplay, our efficiency and love of screenwriting afford us the opportunity to charge just 40 per page! Registration hours 9:30 a.m. To 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, for your added convenience, a 24-hour drop box is available, located after hours in the main lobby of the Writers Guild.