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Screen formatting animation

In this animation, Michael Lengsfield explains the formatting used in scripts.

Many of you will already be familiar with the mechanics of formatting a screenplay, but for those yet to write their first script, Michael Lengsfield guides you through an explanation of the formatting used in scripts.

Note: Michael talks about the BBC writers room and some suggested script formatting software in a later step.

We have also attached a copy of the script (in PDF format) used in this video which contains the original text and the text with the annotations from the video. This can be accessed from downloads section at the bottom of this page.

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