This page will be dedicated to the standard three-act structure of a
screenplay. It'll cover everything from Plot Points, Character Development,
Subplots, Conflict etc etc etc...
All information on this page is for educational purposes only.
Here is a basic list of how your
script should be formatted.
Typeface Always use Courier
Margins Because of the 3-hole punched paper, the Left
margin should be 1.5 inches and the Right is .5 inches. Top and Bottom should be 1 inch each. Dialogue -2.5 inches from the left- will be about 3 to 3.5 inches
wide and shouldn't extend more than 6 inches from the left. Character's Name at 3.7 inches and above the dialogue.
Page Numbers should be located in the upper right hand
corner and then double space and continue writing.
First Page A screenplay begins with FADE IN:
Last Page At the end of your script you should type
The End and center it, or double space, to the far right
of the page, and type FADE OUT.