How can I make act breaks in a TV script?
Many TV scripts feature act breaks called out with centered titles, and a page break for each new act. This is easy to recreate in Slugline using centered elements (choose Format → Center, or press ⌘\ ), and page breaks (press ⌘ Return).
If you also use
# Sections to denote the acts, that would look something like this:
When you preview this, you get a proper TV script act break:
You can copy/paste this example right into Slugline to try it yourself:
DUPREE You -- wanna cook crystal meth. (off Walt’s nod) You. You and me. Walt means it. Dupree breaks into a crooked, spreading grin. Before he can laugh out loud -- WALT Either that, or I turn you in. Dupree’s smile fades. Off Walt, serious as a heart attack... >_END ACT TWO_< === # Act 3 >_ACT THREE_< INT. WHITE HOUSE - KITCHEN - AFTERNOON Brown shipping tape gets pulled off its roll with a SKRRECK! Skyler seals a cardboard box, readies it for the post office.
There is also a TV Pilot template with act breaks already set up for you included in Slugline. Find it under File → New from Template.