Writing for screen
Scripts and screen plays – what is the difference between a script and screen play?
Scripts and screen plays have different purposes.
A script is a document that contains the dialogue actors perform with minimal stage directions, while a screenplay covers all actions and dialogue as they will be presented on film. Sometimes the terms are used interchangeably as a script can be part of a screenplay.
A screenplay outlines how the narrative will be communicated to the audience through the language of film. It is a blueprint of the director's vision and can be used by the cinematographer to design the mise-en-scène.
Activity – Writing your script and screenplay
It’s time to apply what you have learnt so far in this project by bringing all of your ideas together and sequencing them into a script and screenplay. Let’s consider an example before you get started.
Follow the screenplay as you watch The Interviewer.
The following resources may assist with scriptwriting and putting your ideas into screenplay format: