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"Muzak" is also called elevator music. It is characterized by soft, usually slowed, instrumental versions of songs that are typically played in department stores, as hold music, or (per the name) in elevators. They are meant to be soothing and unobtrusive background sounds to avoid what could be uncomfortable silence. It is so named because the company most ...


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A screenplay is written primarily for the production crew, not for the audience, so you don't have to be afraid of spoiling any plot points by mentioning that two apparently different persons are in fact the same character. When you want both the MASKED ASSASSIN and MARTHA MARIGOLD to be portrayed by the same actress, you would refer to both under the same ...


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All the screenplays I have seen always use the form of the name that the character is known by to the audience. For example, if you tell the tale of Robert Williams, but all the other characters always address him as "Bob", you use "Bob" as the marker for this character. If, on the other hand, Mr. Williams is a teacher and only his wife calls him "Bob", ...


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Keep your script consistent. You do not want to confuse the readers. So, yes, always use the full name.


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A production requires several experts who handle specific elements at the request of the director. The CAPS are specific to help those experts do their task. All props and foley sounds are in caps so the prop director and sound engineer are are alert to their task. CAPs are also used to introduce a new character (though only the first time they appear) and ...



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