The Hollywood Standard - Third Edition: The Complete and Authoritative Guide to Script Format and Style (Paperback)
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Intended to be kept at a screenwriter's fingertips, The Hollywood Standard provides what even the best script software can't: clear, concise instructions and hundreds of examples to take the guesswork out of a multitude of formatting questions that perplex even seasoned screenwriters. Contents include: - When a new scene heading is appropriate and when it isn't - How to format shot headings, dialogue, direction and transitions - How to control pace with formatting - How to make a script page visually inviting to the reader - What to capitalize and why - How to get into and out of a POV shot - How to handle text messages and Zoom meetings - How Hollywood's most innovative screenwriters are pushing the boundaries of format - How format for animation differs from live action formats Simply put, Riley knows more about script format than anyone in Hollywood and shares it all in this indispensable guide.