Movie Magic Screenwriter Review
New Review - Screenplay Format Guide
What is it and what does it do?:
Screenplay Format Guide is a laminated four page, folded quick and easy reference guide that puts proper screenplay formatting rules at your fingertips.
Screenplay Format Guide by Scripbuddy is a simple, yet very handy guide that covers all of the rules for proper screenplay formatting. It presents the rules and the reasons behind them in an easy to use, learn by example color-coded format.
Screenplay Format Guide's Top Features:
* Sample screenplay pages with "bubbles" showing the rules in use
* Compact size that takes up almost no space (8 1/2" x 11" closed)
* Sturdy laminated card stock holds up to frequent use and is spill resistant
* Covers format rules (margins, spacing, binding, covers, etc.), terminology, as well as Do's & Don'ts
* Reasonably priced
StoryPros "Real World Analysis" of Screenplay Format Guide:
If you are like us, you probably have tons of books on screenwriting and virtually all of them have at least one chapter on screenplay formatting rules. So is there a need for this product at all? Yes.
The genius of this product lies in its visual format, simplicity, comprehensive coverage of virtually every formatting rule and situation, and its compact size that makes it easy to keep it handy in or around your desk without taking up virtually any space.
I mean, when you are trying to figure out the proper way to format an intercut phone conversation, or whether your character's dialogue should be listed as a "voice over" or an "off screen," you typically have to go over to your bookcase, find the book with the formatting rules, find the proper chapter, and then find the proper rule (if it even covers what you are looking for at all).
You've probably just wasted 10 minutes time when you could better use that time for writing -- not searching for answers.
All of the examples are clearly written and simple to understand. It is a very visual guide with color coding for all of the major screenplay elements (Action, Dialogue, etc.) and the answer you are looking for can be found in only a few seconds.
This is the type of product that easily gets our recommendation. It is useful, has a great design, and is affordable.
StoryPros Verdict: Recommended
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