Topics included in this chapter cover the history and types of scripts, accurate and concise English, language discrimination, law and censorship, and the audience and distribution.

The written forms used to instruct a production crew to carry out the writer’s desires did not blossom forth overnight. Script formats evolved over many years through the development of a variety of

entertainment venues. Even within a specific medium, variations of format style evolved as the technology of the medium changed to meet the combined needs of the production staff as well as the challenges of the latest technology.