Writing your Script 90-120 pages Courier 12pt font 8 1/2" x 11" bright white three-hole punched paperWhy Courier?Timing1 formatted page = 1 minute screen time
Writing your ScriptA script can be an original piece, or based on a true story orpreviously written piece, like a novel, stage play ornewspaper article.At its heart, a script is a blueprint for the film it will one daybecome…The biggest mistake any new screenwriter can make is to submit ascript full of production language, including camera angles andediting transitionsIts crucial to remember that film is primarily a visualmedium.As a screenwriter, you must show whats happening in a story,rather than tell.
RulesScene HeadingA scene heading is a one-linedescription of the location andtime of day of a scene, alsoknown as a "slugline." It shouldalways be in CAPS.ActionThe narrative description of theevents of a scene, written in thepresent tense.CharacterWhen a character is introduced,his name should be capitalisedwithin the action.DialogueLines of speech for eachcharacter. Dialogue format isused anytime a character is heardspeaking, even for off-screen andvoice-overs.
Writing your ScriptThe best way to learn to rules and style is to read scripts:http://labs.triggerstreet.com/http://www.simplyscripts.com/unpro.htmlLibrary!!!You can also take online lessons:http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Lesson:Formatting_the_script