For the purposes of this class, it's fine to use a super-simple approach to screenwriting style:
- Put the characters' names in all-caps followed by a colon.
- Double-space when there is a change in speaker.
- Put commentary in brackets.
LITTLE RED: My, what big teeth you have, Grandmother!
WOLF [leaping up from under the blanket]: All the better to each you with!
[Little Red screams; cut to Forester walking down a path in the forest.]Optional: You can the characters at the top of the script, putting their name in all-caps, followed by a comma, and then a description. For example:
LITTLE RED, ten years old, is wearing her famous red cap and carries a basket of food; the basket is almost too big for her to carry.If you want to learn more about professional screenwriting guidelines, check out these sites:
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