How to write a Movie Script in proper Format

When you want your industry leaders to take your movie script in earnest, you should adopt to the perfect movie script format. The process of screenwriting follows a perfect formatting procedure which includes almost all the things such as what should be written in upper case letters, how much space to be used in indenting and what font size and style to be used as default for texts . Most often Courier font style is used.

A screen writing software is used to concentrate mainly on the story without getting disturbed by the problems for keeping proper movie script format. One of the Screenwriting software is “Final Draft”. It is considered as the drawing card and a requirement for every dedicated screen writers. It gives easy ways of accessibility in formatting. If the cost of the software is expensive, we can use the free programs from internet. Even though these free programs can make a perfect movie script with proper formatting, they cannot overshadow “Final Draft”. If you search for free screenwriting software in internet, you can find many of those programs. One of the famous and customer favorable screenwriting software is Celtx.


Scene headings are one of the important factors be considered for a well written movie script. To point out the place in which a scene is taken, screenwriters use EXT and INT for exterior and interior in scene headings. A screenwriter should do the changes about the location without considering the fact it is taken on interior or exterior. One should also indicate the time in the scene headings for the better understanding to a reader.

To implement the actions and descriptions in to the story, you should follow some procedure. The paragraphs should be given enough space to cope up to the story. You should write the name of the characters in caps letters. Then you can add dialogues to the story. If you properly enter the location and time in the heading, name of the characters, action and dialogues, you can say that the fundamentals of movie script formatting have been followed.

Envision each and every scene in the story which will help the technicians and the audience with clear idea of the play. The visuals of the movie should be appealing and have a connection towards the story. Overusing of dialogues has been a common thing among new screenwriters. You should not underrate the values of look and sense of a character by giving too much importance to dialogues.

The initial step of a dedicated screenwriter must be following the proper movie script format. If a screenwriter does not follow the movie script format, he cannot make the expected sale or reputation for the movie. There is a greater chance for making a successful movie, if you use the Final Draft Screenwriting software and recruit a skilled screenwriter to work on movie script. You can guarantee a proper movie script format, if you recruit a screenplay editor who has many years of experience in the field.

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