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.

Writer Challenge: Read a Script a Day for 21 Days

Paula Landry shares lessons learned from reading screenplays. To improve your writing, take the writer challenge and read a script a day for 21 days! Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! Writers are often readers. We learn through practice and exposure to good writing, as well as...