With the Central Question established, and always in the forefront, itʼs time to get specific about how to answer it within the 108-115 pages of the screenplay. Iʼve already discussed a screenplay being divided into three acts, and how if you divide the second act in half, youʼll have four sections of approximately the same length.
That a script is made up exactly 44 plot points — no more and no less. A plot point is a discreet, unique and essential chunk of story information.
This is the hierarchy of a screenplay and I remember them in order of importance by comparing them to a deck of playing cards.
Act I Act II Act II
44 Plot Points
I will discuss scenes in the next blog.
There are no comments yet, add one below.