Screen Credits Manual

The administration of an accurate and equitable system of determining credits is one of the most important services the Guild performs for writers, and it is to a better understanding of this responsibility that this Manual is dedicated.

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Table of Contents

PREFACE

I. WORKING PROCEDURES
A. Writer’s Responsibility When Assigned
B. Collaboration: A Team of Writers
C. Writing Independently of Prior Scripts

II. CREDIT DETERMINATION PROCEDURE
A. Notice of Tentative Writing Credit
B. What To Do Upon Receipt of Notice
C. Agreement Among Writers
D. Arbitration

III. GUILD POLICY ON CREDITS
A. Definitions
B. Rules for Determining Credit
C. Production Executives
D. Remakes
E. Withdrawal From Credit
F. Guild’s Right to Protest
G. Order of Names
H. Pseudonyms
I. Written Material Prevails
J. Revision of Script After Final Credit Determination
K. Publicizing of Credits
L. Conclusion