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In this first of 6 training modules, learn the basics of script formatting and how you can use Final Draft software to begin formatting your screenplay, including scene headers, action lines, dialogue, parentheticals, dual dialogue, and transitions.
Top screenwriters, script supervisors, script coordinators join Final Draft VP is Sales, Zack Gutin to show you how and why scripts are formatted and how you can begin to use Final Draft.


  • 26:05 video that walks you through the basics of script formatting and how to begin using Final Draft
  • Illustrated Companion Guide


  • The basics of script formatting
  • The importance of pagination
  • Introduction to using Final Draft to format:
    • Scene header
    • Action Line
    • Characters
    • Parentheticals
    • Dialogue
    • Dual Dialogue
    • Transitions
The videos are a big leap forward for contemporary classroom videos, utilizing clean greenscreen, working professionals and 16:9. The film is well-paced and will be a great addition to classroom instruction. It is designed and constructed in ways both interesting and accessible to student filmmakers. I hope to utilize the material in my classroom!”
   - Tom Dunphy, Orange-Ulster BOCES