Screenplay: layout and formatting

Project:web site
Component:Code
Category:task
Priority:normal
Assigned:Unassigned
Status:active
Project wiki:How to use this web site
Description

The screenplay (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screenplay) for all major Overshoot TV productions will be published on the web site.

We need to set a standard way to layout and format such screenplays, adapted to the needs of O TV.

The problem is that I am not a screen writer, and have 0 experience in the field to start with. And I don't know how a screenplay is supposed to look like! We'll have to improvise as we go along.

Incidentally, there are some web-based screen-writing software (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screenwriting_software ), but I found none for a GNU/Linux desktop.

Comments

#1

It turns out that the web-based software are not software we can install in this site. You must register to their site and write your screenplay there.

I found Celtx which is crossplatform, and available for Linux, too (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celtx).
I couldn't find it in my kubuntu repositories, though.

#2

Hmmm.... there is a "screenplay submission standard set by the theater and film industries".
It would be interesting to find out more about this standard...