Page length can vary in a script depending on the genre. What can you tell us about the page length for different genres, and what do you know about what production companies are looking for?
I try to keep to keep my scripts in what I consider the “Goldilocks Zone”…100 to 110 pages. As for what prodcos are looking for, my contacts in Hollywood tell me they’re looking for Thrillers right now. I just had a thriller requested by an agency.
The page a minute was for triple spacing to the slug line. Now with double spacing a former120 page screenplay is about 95-100 pages. And so it goes.
Steve: Slug Line: EXT. STREET – DAY or INT. ROOM – NIGHT… A slug are those lines always capped that tell inside or outside, where, day or night. They begin scenes–which are called primary slug lines and change the audience’s eye within the scene–called secondary slug lines.