Formatting Your Script – The Basics

I’ve been asked by some people how to properly format a script. Note that I mean the actual formatting, page layout, etc., as opposed to how to write or structure a script. No one I know is dumb enough to think I know how to write or structure a script.

All self-deprecation aside, formatting a script is important. It’s at least as important as just knowing how to spell and knowing proper grammar. No, screw that – it’s WAY more important. If I get a script by someone who occasionally mixes up “its” and “it’s,” I hardly notice. If I get a script from someone and it’s clearly been written in Word with no formatting, I just immediately write it off. It’s a gut reaction. It means the person who wrote the script didn’t think they had the time to get to absolute zero before trying to start their project. Continue reading

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Overnight Film Website

I’ve recently released the website for my “debut” short film, Overnight. The quote marks are because I’ve actually directed two short films since Overnight which are both already released, while Overnight is still in post production. The explanation for that is that the other two shorts were both 48-hour film projects, so they’re “done,” but of course, 48-hour film festival quality. (That’s not self-disparaging, that’s just reality). Continue reading