Scott at 2011-07-21 18:56:13:
@ZoeTheCat: You can use whatever pseudonym you want. However if it's a big deal to you, you should have your lawyer revise the boilerplate language of the contract. As it is, when the budget of a movie reaches some level, and it's not very high, the writer loses their right to arbitrarily use a pseudonym. Not sure why this is the case, just know that when I explored it re another movie of mine which will remain nameless but it rhymes with Projan Whore, I was informed I could not remove my name.
BTW script doctors almost never seek film credit. They are hired guns, make big bucks, and move on. Much of the time they probably wouldn't change the script enough to warrant credit anyhow, but if you do that type of thing, you're satisfied with the money and the fact that people in the know are aware of your contribution.