Dave Trottier, AKA Dr. Format, demonstrates how to make your script a faster read and keep executives turning the page! Learn better ways to write character description and action in your screenplay.
Dave Trottier, AKA Dr. Format, answers our readers questions on proper screenwriting formatting for writing voiceover, prelap, and chryon.
With so many conflicting opinions on screenplay formatting out there, Dave Trottier offers advice to keep screenwriters from losing their minds.
Paul Peditto discusses screenplay format basics.
Dave Trottier, AKA Dr. Format, answers Script's reader questions on formatting a screenplay like a pro.
The most fundamental thing you need to master when becoming a screenwriter is screenplay formatting. Understanding the basics is crucial to selling your screenplays.
Dave Trottier, AKA Dr. Format, explains although you often hear the advice to avoid flashbacks, they’re perfectly legitimate if used properly.
Dave Trottier, AKA Dr. Format, explains the importance of readability in your screenplay. Before your script has a shot to be greenlit, it needs to be an enjoyable read.
QUESTION: Are there any special format rules for writing a flashback? ANSWER: Since the FLASHBACK is often abused by developing writers, make sure that your use of it pays off dramatically. In terms of formatting, there are numerous correct methods. The overriding principle is to be clear. Method 1 In the...