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Portable Video, 6th Edition by Edward J. Fink, Norman Medoff

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Screenplay Format

Here are the main elements of the screenplay format. Following these elements is a sample script, Writer’s Block, which demonstrates most of these guidelines. (See Figure A1.1.) For more detailed information, please consult the Writers Guild guidelines or any of the many books and web sites about screenwriting.

Margins Margins should be one inch on all edges of the page, which means that the left margin should be one and a half inches to account for the half inch lost to “brads” (used to bind long-form scripts, one in the top hole and one in the bottom hole).

Type The font should be Courier New 12 point. This is a serif, fixed-width ...

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