2-3: How to Format your Story for the Web (SF)

Posted on: by Michael Tringe

Key Points

Web Series Structure and Format

  • Begin and End Each Episode with a Heading and Footer: Episode 1, End of Episode 1
  • Screenwriting software options: Final Draft, Movie Magic, Scripped, and Celtx (Celtx is free, and Scripped has a nice community of writers and contests as monthly subscription service.
  • Orient viewers with headlines of information you want them to know, for example: TITLE: TWO WEEKS LATER


  • Familiarize yourself with screenwriting software and formatting.
  • Import your outline into screenplay format.

Written by Michael Tringe

Mike Tringe earned his MFA in Film Production from USC and has worked at Creative Artists Agency Film Sales (Paranormal Activity, Black Swan), Vuguru, Michael Eisner's multi-platform studio, (The Booth at the End (Hulu), Don't Ask, Don't Tell (Snag), Little Women Big Cars (AOL), and Blip Networks (300 million monthly views, Smosh, Annoying Orange, Nostalgia Critic).

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