screenplay formatting

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.

The Readability Factor

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.

Ask the Expert: All About Flashbacks

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...