Film Script Format: How to Write the Blueprint for Your Movie or TV Show

Properly-formatted scripts are easier to read, easier to film, and will take your movie-making efforts to the next level. We'll go over the parts of a script, look at some real Hollywood examples, and whiteboard your ideas on the fly.
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I'm a writer-producer-director who has worked on a number of film and television projects of all budgets and sizes, from $0 to $3 million. Some of my scripts have been finalists or semi-finalists in various competitions, such as Roadmap Writers, CAMERAderie, and "The Seekers" with Stan Lee and MTV. I am also showrunner of "Vintage America with Ginger," "Triune," "Manos: The Debbie Chronicles," and "Hidden Gems," so I understand from the production side of things just how important various script elements are for a real film crew to work with. As a script doctor and editor, I see a lot of formatting problems from other writers, so I'm aware of what the most common format mistakes are.
Highly recommended (but not required) books:
"The Screenwriter's Bible, 7th Edition, A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your Script" by Dave Trottier
"Complete Screenwriter's Manual: A Comprehensive Reference of Format and Style" by Bowles, Mangravite, and Zorn

A screenwriting program (optional, some are free):
- Studio Binder
- Final Draft
- Celtx
- Movie Magic Screenwriter
- Writer Duet
- Fade In
- Scrivener
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Willow Polson
Lives in the United States
Writer, Producer, Director, Artisan
79 total reviews
91 completed classes

About Me

Hello! I'm excited to share my experience and knowledge about a variety of subjects (such as history, and crafts) but especially filmmaking and writing. Ask me about private tutoring!

I've been on film sets big and small, from two-person... 
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