Stage 32 Glossary
script (shooting script)
The script, or shooting script, refers to the written text of a film. The script is a blueprint for producing a film detailing the story, setting, dialogue, movements and gestures of actors, and the shape and sequence of all events in the film; in various forms, such as a screenplay, shooting script, breakdown script (a very detailed, day-to-day listing of all requirements for shooting, used mostly by crew), lined script, continuity script, or a spec script (written to studio specifications). A screenplay writer is known as a "screenwriter," "scripter," "scribbler," "scribe," or "penner." A last-minute script re-writer is known as a "script doctor." A shooting script is a detailed final version of the screenplay with the separate scenes arranged in proper sequence, and used by the cast during actual filmmaking.