Screenplay format – The Easiest Way To Get It Right

By on April 10, 2013

This is the second step in our 4-part tutorial on “How To Write A Screenplay

This is a fairly easy step, but one that if not done properly can get your script thrown in the trash .  If you’re using either Final Draft or Movie Magic Screenwriter, which are the two current industry standard software products, you can rest easy. The templates they have in there are just fine

If you’re not using either of these, there is a ton of information out there for you to make you crazy.  I would just recommend the easiest option(usually the best) of just finding a already properly formatted screenplay and copy it exactly.
Don’t spend too much time on this, but just make sure it’s right.   Neatness counts, remember

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About Joe Screenwriter

I've been working in Hollywood at a major film studio for over 10 years. I've read thousands of scripts, run a screenplay coverage company and worked for a successful producer. I'm not a screenwriter, but I know good scripts from bad and have built up a cornucopia of knowledge.


  1. Erika Turnbull

    August 16, 2013 at 1:07 am

    I hate dealing with formatting, but probably need to

  2. Anne Gaelle Joseph

    August 16, 2013 at 1:23 am

    Great post! Neatness counts. ha