Q. I am doing a spec for a 30 min sitcom, one camera, no commercials. I tried using the sitcom format in Final Draft. Its weird. The action writing is in all caps, the dialogue is double-spaced.
If it's a sitcom you should use sitcom format. If it's a single camera comedy, I'm no expert, but I imagine you could use regular script format. On Naked Josh
, which was a comic drama, we used regular script format, not sitcom format.
I hate all caps. Hard to read. But you have to use the format of the form you're writing in.
Single camera sitcoms use standard film format, with act breaks, as in hour dramas. See below:
the cable hour drama Sopranos uses standard film format, but it doesn't have act breaks b/c it doesn't have commercials. If you're doing a Curb spec, standard film format should be fine.
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