While there can be slight variations for different types of scripts (ie multicam sitcom teleplays), screenplays follow strict formatting rules. Fortunately, software like Highland, will do the heavy lifting for you. Here are the basics: 12-point Courier font 1.5 inch left margin 1 inch right margin (between .5 inches and 1.25 inches), ragged 1 inch […]
Is there a standard screenplay format?
Yes. There are slight variations based on the type of screenplay (i.e. feature, dramatic teleplay, multicamera sitcom, etc) and writer preference, but there is most definitely a standard screenplay format, which includes a standard font, spacing, indentations, and more. Examples of properly formatted screenplays can be found in the johnaugust.com library. Scriptwriting software such as […]
Are there any free screenwriting applications?
Yes. Celtx contains a screenwriting component, as does Five Sprockets. In addition, some pay programs offer free demo versions with limitations, like a limited trial period or watermarked printing, for example. More from johnaugust.com Celtx screenwriting application shows promise Screenwriting software survey results are in The Hollywood Standard Script formatting What format should I send […]
What is the difference between .fdx and .fdr?
Both .fdr and .fdx files are types of Final Draft documents. Files with the .fdx extension come from Final Draft 8, while .fdr documents are from earlier versions of Final Draft. Final Draft 8 can open and save .fdr files, but older versions of Final Draft cannot open .fdx files. The .fdx format is based […]
What is Movie Magic Screenwriter?
Movie Magic Screenwriter is a popular scriptwriting word processor, like Highland, Final Draft or Celtx. It is available for both Macintosh and Windows. Online, you may see the application referred to as: “Movie Magic Screenwriter” “Screenwriter” “Movie Magic” “MMS” “MMSW” It is comparable in price and features to Final Draft. Each program has its fans […]
Is Final Draft on the iPad?
Yes. As of August 2012, Final Draft Writer is available for iPad for $49.99. FDX Reader by Quote-Unquote Apps can be used to read Final Draft 8 documents (.fdx files) on the iPad or iPhone, but is not a script editor. More from johnaugust.com FDX Reader now in iPhone We made an app Screenwriting software […]