How To Write A Script?

A screenplay or film or film script is a composed work that gives premise to the shooting of a film, show or TV program. A screenplay regularly incorporates exchange, shooting successions, portrayals of characters and sets. Screenplays can be unique works or transformations from existing bits of composing; books, plays or notes.”

Components of a Basic Movie Script Shot Heading or Slug Line

A slug line is a scene heading which tells the area of a scene; inside or outside, day time; day, early afternoon or night. The edge of a slug line is 1.7″ of the left and 1.1″ on the right. Shot heading are constantly written in covers and two clear lines come after each heading.

After each adjustment of time, area or change, another scene is composed.

Illustration of a Slug Line


INT. = Interior

EXT. = Exterior


Activity depicts happenings of a scene. It can or can’t have the characters in question. The activity is constantly written in current state and straightforward single-line sentences. In the event that something occurred in the past then that is represented by the Shot heading.

Illustration of Action


Annie paces her room quickly. Every last bit of her things; books, garments, shoes and notes lie in stores. Activity is expected to be placed in after each scene, regardless of whether it is one single sentence.

EXT. CafĂ© – DAY

The gathering burst into the hall.

Character Name

Character name precedes Dialog and lets us know what character is talking. Character names generally come in all covers. The speaker has a left edge of 4.1″.

Minor or side characters which you would rather not name can be composed as SECRETARY, LIFE BOY and so on. For a few characters of a similar kind you can utilize MAN #1, MAN #2.

Illustration of Character Name



Exchange is the discourse of a person and goes under each character name. It is single paced and adheres to guideline rules of capitalization.

Discourse has a left edge of 2.7″ and a right edge of 2.4″.

Illustration of Dialog


I can’t go on this way.


as hot lets the chief know where the camera is pointed and centering whom. Shots are utilized for definite cinematical elaboration and can be kept away from so the progression of the story doesn’t break.

Specialized Specifications for a Script Fonts and Margins

Screenplays are composed on a standard 8.5 x 11 inches letter-sized paper. The favored text style is Courier, 12 point, 10 pitch with no striking and italics.