Script Writing Formatting

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A screen play needs to be in a format everyone understands and is used by crew and actors during rehearsal and on the set. Screenplays are written in a particular format to make them easily readable.

When writing a screenplay, you need to follow some fundamental rules to ensure it’s easy to read:

  • traditionally screenplays are written using the font Courier
  • use at least size twelve
  • begin every scene with a slugline
  • write character names, important props and sound effects in capital letters.

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