The Hollywood Standard: The Complete and Authoritative Guide to Script Format and Styleby Christopher Riley
The Hollywood Standard describes in clear, vivid prose and hundreds of examples how to format every element of a screenplay or television script. A reference for everyone who writes for the screen, from the novice to the veteran, this is the dictionary of script format, with instructions for formatting everything from the simplest master scene heading to the most complex and challenging musical underwater dream sequence. This new edition includes a quick start guide, plus new chapters on avoiding a dozen deadly formatting mistakes, clarifying the difference between a spec script and production script, and mastering the vital art of proofreading. For the first time, readers will find instructions for formatting instant messages, text messages, email exchanges and caller ID.
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Meet the Author
Riley is a professional screenwriter working in Hollywood with his wife and writing partner, Kathleen Riley.
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While a great book, it is not designed for the Nook and many parts are unreadable due to the spacing of passages in the book. I hate to say this but do not buy this, get the physical copy of the book.
Not sure what people are complaining about. Works great on the Nook. Just make sure you have your font set to Publisher's Font, and also view or read the book in horizontal , not vertical. There you won't have any weird line breaks. Great informative book.
I don't care who you are, or what level you are writing at, this is the best deskside reference book I have found. If you want to be current on your formatting, slug lines, and overall accepted "look" for your screenplay, then get this book. It is concise, to the point, and stuffed with clear examples of how, and how not, to write your screenplay elements. Even if you have one of the popular script writing software packages such as Final Draft, Movie Magic, or Movie Outline, you need to have this book. I have had great feedback on the format of my scripts, and it is one of the first things any Reader looks at before ever reading one line of your masterpiece. This is not a "how to writer a screenplay" book, but more of a correct formatting guide. It has worked for me in several contests, and I cannot recommend it enough.