Conventions in writing film scripts?
March 27, 2009 5:16 AM   Subscribe

Quick education in film script conventions please?

I have a script to proof read, translated from Bulgarian. In addition to getting the English right, I really need guidance on conventional formatting and writing of movie scripts.

Formatting? Tenses / ways of describing the action / camera work? After a quick glance at my material it seems the English is OK, but I am at a loss as to whether, for example, when giving camera direction we can have narrative paragraphs, as it is currently, or should it be point form, with particular formatting?

Where can I find resources to quickly give me tips on convention / style / format for this sort of a text?
posted by Meatbomb to Media & Arts (2 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
 
This is a total self link, but I have a free screenwriting guide available for download that answers all those questions. It's the same guide I use to teach my teen screenwriting program.
posted by headspace at 5:28 AM on March 27, 2009 [8 favorites]


Wow, I can't ask for much more than that, headspace. Muchos gracias!
posted by Meatbomb at 5:47 AM on March 27, 2009


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