Legal Page

This is where I tell you, in case you missed it on the title page, that Screenwright is fully protected under the copyright laws of the United States of America. All rights reserved.

Submissions by by-lined authors are used with permission, and copyrights to their material are retained by the individual authors respectively.

That's the formal part of this page.

The informal part is more personal, where I ask a favor of you.

Don't copy this electronic book and pass it along to someone who hasn't paid for it. If you know someone who wants free information about screenwriting, send them to my website at, where they'll find a free introduction to screenwriting, including podcasts.

I hope you can tell that a huge amount of effort went into this self-guided course, so please respect my work accordingly. Imagine how you'd feel if someone ripped off your screenplay.

End of legalities. Onward.

Charles Deemer
August 1, 1997

June 1, 2013 (app version)


SCREENWRIGHT: the craft of screenwriting