In this video, BlueCat Founder and Judge Gordy Hoffman discusses properly writing action descriptions into your screenplay. For the most part, action descriptions should be confined to the parenthetical below the character’s name, or in its own paragraph. Gordy says to not write too much detail into action descriptions because you do not want to discourage improvisation from your actors.
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Founded by writer Gordy Hoffman, the BlueCat Screenplay Competition has been discovering and developing writers for over twenty years. Each writer who enters BlueCat is guaranteed a written analysis by one of our talented readers, in the hopes of providing constructive feedback that will help you grow as a writer.