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Formatting is crucial in screenplay writing

Filed under: Screenwriting by admin @ 9:10 am on May 11, 2011

When you sit down to create a screenplay, there are many issues you have to bear in mind. Indeed, the process can be daunting. But as long as you are organized and know what you are aiming for, you stand a good chance of producing something you are proud of.

One of the most important issues when you are screenwriting is the way in which you present your creations. If you get this wrong, the sad truth is professionals in the industry are unlikely to even look at your offering. After all, they are busy people and they have to look through many scripts, so the chances are they will not waste time trying to decipher your screenplay if it isn’t set out as per the industry standard.

This is why using screenplay writing software can be so important. It helps you stick to the format required by those in the industry, including producers, readers, agents, actors and development executives.

By presenting your piece in the expected way, you help these specialists to envisage how the screenplay would come across if it was performed in front of the cameras.

Indeed, many experts agree that when it comes to screenwriting, the first ten pages are the most important. It is during these early stages that you have to succeed in grabbing the attention and approval of those analyzing the script. As well as getting your content right, this also means ensuring you are correct when it comes to your margin sizes, page numbers and arrangement of text, among other things.

Without using screenplay writing software, this can be exceptionally difficult to master.

New Screenplay Development Services for Screenwriters from Hollywood Script Express

Filed under: Press Releases by admin @ 11:16 am on March 4, 2011

4 March, 2011 (London, UK) — UK technology company Nuvotech, publisher of popular screenwriting software Movie Outline 3 and Script It!, today launched its new range of screenplay development services for screenwriters from its screenwriter resource and cloud service  site HollywoodScriptExpress.com operated from Los Angeles, California.

“By offering studio style coverage reports, in-depth story notes and proofreading to our clients we can help them get their script into the best shape it can be before they use our printing and shipping service to send it to agents, managers, producers and contests” states Dan Bronzite, Nuvotech CEO.  “We’ve also updated our site to include a new ‘Quick Quote’ button at the top of each page so you can check the pricing of a script shipment without having to create an order.”

Script Coverage

A professional industry style report that includes a logline and synopsis, typically created for studio and production company execs and producers.

Story Notes

An in-depth analysis of your screen story and its viability as a motion picture project that includes 2-4 pages of page specific notes.

Proofreading

We’ll edit your original document and return it free of typos, grammatical errors & formatting mistakes so you can make the best first impression.

Delivery Time:

The usual turnaround time is 2-3 weeks but you can choose to have your report delivered within one week or within 3 days for an extra fee.

Our Analysts Have Worked For:

  • ITC Entertainment
  • I. R. S. Media
  • DIC Entertainment
  • Showscan Films
  • Gordon/Rosson Agency
  • Jack Scagnetti Agency
  • Lynch/Frost Productions
  • Ralph Edwards/Stu Billett Productions
  • Film/Publishing Group
  • Writer’s Society of America

Learn more about Hollywood Script Express’ full range of screenwriter tools.

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About Hollywood Script Express

Hollywood Script Express allows you to print, bind and ship your script to agents, producers and contests, and also provides industry standard screenplay coverage, in-depth story notes, proofreading and a suite of powerful submission tracking tools which include contact management, follow-up reminders, feedback compilation, response stats and copyright protection.

About Nuvotech

Nuvotech is a software and Web 2.0 services company based in London, England. It was founded in 1999 by produced screenwriter Dan Bronzite to publish innovative software and services for the creative industry. Its most recognized brands are Movie Outline a cross-platform screenplay development application and Hollywood Script Express a script copying and delivery service in Los Angeles.

Turn Your Idea into a Saleable Script

Filed under: Screenwriting by admin @ 4:00 pm on January 27, 2011

If you want to learn how to write a script, you are probably already aware that you will be up against stiff competition in the writing industry. However, while there may be thousands of aspiring screenwriters out there, it does not mean your screenplay won’t stand out from the crowd. There are numerous things you can do to ensure you prove to industry experts that you have the talent and professionalism to have your screenplay produced.

Start by reading screenplays. As you do this, you will find that you become more familiar with the format and language of professional screenplays. Screenplays are always written in the present tense, unlike novels and short stories, which can use a variety of tenses. They also use sparse description to create an image as economically as possible.

To make it in the movie business, you have to use proper screenplay formatting. If you want your script to look its best, use screenwriting software to format your scripts. This will be a vital investment which could give your career a major boost. Readers in the industry are used to screenplays which follow an accepted format and layout.

Another technique many screenwriters use is to outline your stories. Script writing software allows you to do this in an easily organized manner, instead of the traditional index card method. Outlining will let you play around with your scenes, and find the best timeline for your story. Then you can use script writing software to develop it further, and craft a professional screenplay.

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