Screenplay Formatting

Anything that makes your script look unprofessional will hurt the chance of your screenplay getting recommended by a studio reader let alone produced. An astute reader might overlook formatting errors and find a well-told story inside, but most will toss the script after only reading a couple of pages. If you do not have the proper screenplay format, your script will be judged as amateurish, putting it in the pile of rejected scripts. Learn how to use proper screenplay format to give off the first impression of being a professional screenwriter.

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All About Flashbacks

Dave Trottier, AKA Dr. Format, explains although you often hear the advice to avoid flashbacks, they’re perfectly legitimate if used properly.

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The Readability Factor

Dave Trottier is a produced screenwriter, award-winning teacher, acclaimed script consultant, author of The Screenwriter’s Bible , and friendly host of keepwriting.com. Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! When you sit down and write a script, who is your audience? Is it the eventual producer? Is it the actors and...