What Goes Where? How to format a screenplay.
So, why do you need to read up on formatting? It’s all taken care of, right, with all these new computer software programs to do the work for us? Well, not exactly. Here are five things you need to be considering when formatting your screenplay.
What is a screenplay?
What is a screenplay? Seems like a fairly easy question. Webster’s Dictionary defines a screenplay as “A script for a film including dialogue and descriptions of characters and sets.” Which is true. Except, of course, it's much more complicated than that.
The 5 Best Screenplay Adaptations From Novels
From the Pages of a Book: Five Successful Adaptations
When I was in film school at UCLA, the head of our department, Richard Walter, gave a lecture in which he asked the question, “What does a screenwriter owe the original material?” Immediately, he answered his own question, saying “Nothing!”
While this is a great point—as a ...
Winning the Read: Five Tips to Make Your Story Shine Through
You know the story you want to write. You’ve learned the formatting rules for writing a screenplay. You’ve drafted and drafted and drafted. And, now you want to make sure that when your spec script gets read, everyone loves it. How does that happen? I can hear you in the back row saying, “I wrote a good story. I don’t need to do ...