Ask Dr. Format
By David Trottier
Bold and Courageous Headings
In the meantime, I suggest you stick with the regular scene heading style unless a different style is specifically requested, or you have fallen in love with it and feel courageous.
There is a second issue at play here; if you bold master scene headings; what do you do with secondary scene headings? For example:
INT. JOE'S HOUSE - DAY
where he opens the fridge and grabs a beer. He moves quickly into
where he stumbles over a body on the floor.
Do you bold and underline KITCHEN and HALLWAY, too? Why complicate things? Unless a new style takes the industry by storm, focus on what you are writing.
INT. THEATER - NIGHT
The theater is packed with fans.
MORTIMER struts across the stage playing his harmonica. He MORPHS into....
EXT. KANSAS CITY BACK ALLEY - DAY
... YOUNG MORTIMER (15) playing the same tune on his harmonica.
SUPER: "KANSAS CITY 1983"Keep writing!