Screenplay Format: Beyond the Basics

In Part 1 (How to Format a Screenplay), we discussed the four main components: scene headings (also known as slug lines), action (also known as scene description, dialogue, and transitions. In Part 2, we’ll go further. Let’s dive in! There will be times when you need even more tools in your formatting toolbox. What if you want to include a voice-over, a montage sequence, or what if a character is speaking another language?
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How to Format a Screenplay

Before you sit down to write your first screenplay, you have to know how a screenplay should look on the page. The best way to familiarize yourself with how to format a screenplay properly (and screenwriting in general) is by reading scripts. Check out websites like The Internet Movie Script Database (don’t let its ‘90s vibe turn you off) and Simply Scripts.
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