Dramatic Film/Video Script Format *
FADE-IN INT. KITCHEN OF EDWARDS HOME-MEDIUM SHOT ALANA EDWARDS - DAY (1) [Note explanation of these numbers below. Also see explanation below about variations in margins and spacing.]
ALANA EDWARDS, age 36, quickly moves from the stove to the kitchen table. (2)
CLOSE-UP - TOASTER
Toast pops up in the toaster. We SEE ALANA'S HAND quickly pull out the toast.
WIDE SHOT - KITCHEN
We HEAR a KETTLE WHISTLE. She quickly moves to the stove to turn off the burner.
ALANA (3) (calling) (4)
Bill, you're going to be late! (5)
She takes a pan of oatmeal off the stove and pours it in four bowls on the kitchen table. RONNIE, age 8, bursts into the room.
And tell Sherry to get a move on!
MEDIUM SHOT RONNIE
RONNIE (sitting down)
Mom, Sherry's puttin' lipstick on again; I saw her.
INT. HALLWAY - MEDIUM SHOT - SHERRY - DAY
SHERRY EDWARDS, age 12, stops to check her appearance in the hallway mirror. She HEARS her father's FOOTSTEPS ON THE STAIRS and quickly turns and walks toward the kitchen.
INT. KITCHEN - WIDE SHOT - DAY
ALANA (To Sherry as she enters)
Where's your father?
*NOTE: the margins and spacing shown are typical. However, variations can be found.