The Essentials of Screenplay Formatting


Screenwriting isn’t easy. Great story telling requires craft and insight – but it all starts with getting the proper formatting. Trace the roots of how the screenplay evolved from the earliest moving pictures, through the golden age of Hollywood and into the post-studio era. Also learn how to format your scripts in a professional industry standard.

Course Materials

Film: Casablanca: 70th Anniversary [Blu-ray] on Amazon
Script: Casablanca: The Warner Bros. Screenplay


The Origins and Formatting of Modern Screenplays

A Guide to Advanced Screenplay Formatting

Film Screening: “The Great Train Robbery”

Film Screening: “Casablanca”


The Essentials of Screenplay Formatting – FINAL EXAM