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How to Bind a Script

Updated April 17, 2017

Writing a movie script is a momentous task, and any budding screenwriter won't leave first impressions up to chance. Binding your screenplay to the suitable Hollywood standard is a simple procedure that will ensure your script is taken seriously. All you need is a three-hole punch large enough to hold your script and brass tacks that you can buy at an office supply store around town.

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  1. Insert your script in to the three hole punch and carefully depress on the tool to drill three holes through paper. If you can't fit your entire script into the hole punch, separate it into two or three sections -- but be careful to stack the pages evenly or the holes won't line up properly.

  2. Once you have punched the holes in the script, insert the brass prong fasteners into the three holes, with the round heads protruding on the title page.

  3. Turn the script over with care, making sure the fasteners don't fall out, and separate the two prongs of each fastener in opposite directions. Bend the prongs over the edge of the paper to make a 90 degree angle, lying flat on the back of the page. This will ensure the prongs stay in and your script doesn't have any chance of coming apart in transport.

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About the Author

Mac Pogue is a Portland student who has been writing since 2008. He is the chief editor for the Lewis and Clark College radio station publication and has presented his work at the NorthWest Communication Association. In addition, Pogue's work has been highlighted in a Denver alternative weekly.

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