The Screenwriter's Bible
Errata for the Fifth Edition
Page 136 – The wrong prefix appears for the scene heading near the bottom of the page, the one marked with a [C]. The EXT. should be INT. as follows:
INT. DEAN ZACK’S OFFICE – SAME [C]
Page 153 – This is for Jimmy’s last speech on the page. The (VO) should be (V.O.)
Page 224 – In the second scene heading, replace the word DUSK with NIGHT. In other words, the scene heading will read:
EXT. COUNTY CEMETERY – NIGHT
Page 230, the last half of the first paragraph under the heading “Not writing for subtext” should be revised to the following:
In the following example, the first sentence is the text and the second sentence states the subtext, which, of course, should not be stated. Here’s the flawed speech:
Page 242 – At the end of the fifth line of the longest paragraph on the page, change “states” to “stages.”
Page 259 – Two corrections:
In the third paragraph, we are missing Jake’s age. Just write:
JAKE DEKKER, 30, wearing...
In the middle of the second line of the fourth paragraph, change the phrase “bathed in wide shaft” to “bathed in a wide shaft.”
Page 328 – Add the following sentence to the end of the first paragraph:
If you email a query, paste it in the body of the email and include an inviting “subject line.”
Page 409 – Remove “WriteMovies” from my list of contests.
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