To Pre-lap or not to Pre-lap

To Pre-lap or not to Pre-lap

What the heck is Pre-lap? I had a good discussion with some of my screenwriting friends last week about using “PRE-LAP” in a script. Since many hadn’t heard the term before, I thought I’d cover it on my blog for those who may be unfamiliar with...
Montage Format – Part 2

Montage Format – Part 2

Recap Jim Sarantinos had asked: “Can you tell me how to format montage sequences?” In Part 1 of this article, I started off my response by listing the order of operations I usually follow for exploring any type of script formatting issue: 1. Search...
Montage Format – Part 1

Montage Format – Part 1

Question Jim Sarantinos asks: Can you tell me how to format montage sequences? Montage Definition “A montage is a collection of very short scenes, sometimes only a single shot each, designed to show a series of actions over time.” – John August Order...