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Reality Check
Industry Standard?
The #1 Rule - Show it don't
tell it... but don't direct it...
unless you have to.

Formatting 101
Scripts are elements
Action
Scene Headings
Character Name
Dialogue
Parenthetical
Extension
Shot
Transition
Dual-Column Dialogue
Act numbers
Scene Numbers
Cast List

Intermediate Formatting
     These are on the test!

Dialogue split by Action
Emphasis in Action
Abbreviations
Short Lines
Dialogue Paragraphs

Advanced Formatting
      Still required reading
Montage & Series of Shots
Supers - Titles, Signs, etc.
Phone Calls and Intercuts
Two people talking at the
same time

Ready to go?
     Follow these rules!
Give 'em what they want
Formats for specific shows
Size Matters... well, length
Page Break Rules
Numbering?
Headers and Footers
Title Pages
Margins & spacing settings
for film, TV & plays
First pages and show titles
What fonts to use
Paper
Printing
Binding

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