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As I mentioned earlier, it is important to get your hands on a script of the show for which you are writing. You should follow that show’s format to a tee. That said, there are a couple of things you might find confusing, as it is possible the script you bought will be a “shooting script.”

You already know that in television writing the script goes from the writer’s first draft directly to the writing staff, who make their own revisions. This is the version that goes to the Table Reading. Both versions of this script are generally on white paper and completely clean — starting on page one and ending on whatever the last page happens to be.


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