It can be useful read actual fim or TV scripts to get ideas on how to format your own film script. There are many excellent online sources from where we can find film scripts.
I sometimes bring up a split screen on my laptop to watch a movie alongside its script to see how it was transferred onto the screen. The latest film where I did this exercise was Man Up (2015). A hilarious movie with Lake Bell and Simon Pegg. Man Up (2014) written by Tess Morris can be found on LA Screenwriter.
Here are a few that I have come across:
- BBC Writer’s Room – Script Library
- IMDb movie info
- Indiefilm: Free Screenplay Downloads
- Simply Scripts – Oscar Winners
- Drew’s Script-o-rama (script writing tutor recommended this one)
- LA Screenwriter (Film Scripts)
- LA Screenwriter (TV Scripts)
- No Film School
- The Daily Script
- Drexel University Screenwriting & Playwriting – Personal Web Page
- Drexel University Resource Guide: SCREENWRITING & PLAYWRITING
- The Internet Movie Script Database (IMSDb)
Featured Image: A screenshot of Carless’ (2004, p. 2) screenplay format PDF on BBC.writers room.
BOURASSA, A. (2015) Man Up Script. [Online] Available from: http://www.la-screenwriter.com/2015/12/03/man-up-script/ [Accessed Feb 2, 2017].
CARLESS, M. (2004). Screenplay Format. [PDF] Available at: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/scripts/screenplay.pdf [Accessed 15 Jul. 2017].
CARLESS, M. (2004). Screenplay Format. [IMAGE] Available at: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/scripts/screenplay.pdf [Accessed 15 Jul. 2017].
PICONE, J. (2015) 10 Great Websites To Download Movie Scripts. [Online] Available from: https://www.nyfa.edu/student-resources/10-great-websites-download-movie-scripts/ [Accessed Jul 15, 2017].