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The title says it all. I'm talking about a feature-length film here, although I'm sure the techniques are universal.

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up vote 7 down vote accepted

1 page = 1 minute

That's the reason that all screenplays are written in 12pt courier font and the margins and spacing are strictly adhered to, you can tell how long a film will (probably) be at a glance.

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The standard for a script is to estimate that one page equals one minute.

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