Script Template
Advice, Screenwriting

MS Word Script Template

Following the interest from my Script Formatting Guide, I thought I’d knock together an MS Word template with the margins set and the most common format styles set up as shortcuts. If you’d like a copy, then just Enter your email below. Oh, I couldn’t find a suitable photo for this, so I thought I’d use one of a cute puppy.

MS Word Script Template (49 downloads)

It’s a very basic template, but if you would like anything added, then drop me a line.

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Advice, Creative Writing, Screenwriting

How To Write Show Vs. Tell

“Show, don’t tell” must be one of the most often heard pieces of advice writers hear. But what on earth does it really mean? I think it’s easier to start with an example; “John felt scared,” is a perfect example of ‘telling.’ The same thing but done as ‘showing’ would be, “John cowered.” By using the second example, you are showing the reader how John felt; it puts a picture in the reader’s head. And, this is the golden rule to try and follow. Continue reading “How To Write Show Vs. Tell”

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Shore Scripts – Short Film Fund

Organizer: Shore Scripts

Open to: All, 18+
Each writer, or writing team, may not have earned more than $30,000 (£24,000 approx) in screenwriting fees since 2010. Screenwriting cash awards do not count toward this total.

Length: Minimum 2 to maximum 35 pages

Genre or Subject: Any

Prizes: See below

Shore will be commissioning at least one short film with a budget between $9000-$15,000.

The winning film(s) will be submitted to world-renowned film festivals, as well as being shown to our Oscar-winning Judges, Production Companies, Agents and Managers.

The filmmaking team will have the full support of Shore’s staff all the way through the production process, including equipment and post-production service deals.

The fund is open to writers from all countries. Scripts must be in English. If a writer wishes to direct his/her own script, then Shore are open to this discussion.

Deadlines:
Regular deadline: March 31st, 2018 – $40 submission fee
Final deadline: May 2nd, 2018 – $50 submission fee

Please check out the competition rules before entering.