Script Writing Guidelines

When you're looking to sell your screenplay to professionals in Hollywood, the truth is simple: all that really matters is that you're telling a great story, and telling it well.

With that said, you've got a lot of talented and skilled competition in town so you'll always want to make your first impression a great one.

A few oddities, mistakes, or quirks in your formatting won't prevent a great script from winning contests or even being optioned or sold, but it never hurts to learn what's working now rather than ten or a hundred years ago.

There's a lot of contradictory, and sometimes outdated, information on the internet about how to best present your movie script. There's no magic formula to writing a marketable screenplay but we've compiled some feedback from professional readers and this section will provide some helpful guidelines for first-time screenwriters.

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