On the meaning of "off" on the page.
July 23, 2008 9:10 AM Subscribe
Please explain a few bits of television script convention to me.
posted by Bookhouse to media & arts (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
In television scripts I've read I've noticed the following usage of the word "off"
BOOKHOUSE: I swear, I don't have any crack.
Off Omar: This guy is lying.
The way I read it is, the line above is played off of Omar, whose reaction to the line is shown. Is that correct? Are there some finer points to it?
Also, what does it mean when an action is underlined?