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A page number appears in the upper right hand corner in the header.
No page number is printed on the first page. The type style used is the Courier 12 font. The top and bottom margins are between. The left margin is between 1. The right margin is between.
The extra inch of white space on the left of a script page allows for binding with bradsyet still imparts a feeling of vertical balance of the text on the page. The Courier 12 font is used for timing purposes. One script page in Courier 12 roughly averages 1 minute of onscreen film time.
Experienced readers can detect a long script by merely weighing the stack of paper in their hand. Script writing software is pre-programmed with all these rules right out of the box. Script Length The average feature screenplay, traditionally, is between 95 and pages long.
In Hollywood these days scripts generally don't run longer than pages. Comedy scripts are typically shorter, dramas longer. There are, naturally, variations. You could be writing an action-packed film where your description takes only 10 seconds to read, but will take 45 seconds of film time.
Owens sheds his pack and picks up the machine gun. He runs from doorway to doorway, dodging enemy fire while shooting back, until he reaches the church bell tower. If you had a script full of scenes like this, you could come up with a short script in total pages By the same token, another writer could write the same scene and have it take up half a page.
It just depends on the writing style of the individual writer. Length is a very important component of the script.
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