A screenplay is an entirely different beast than a novel, essay, poem, or even short story. A screenplay demands extreme clarity and creativity in your visual descriptions, which can be a challenge. But knowing what a screenplay requires at a basic level, will help the process. This post is for any individual wanting to know the elements of a script and what one looks like. Without the screen play we don’t even get to step 1 of making our film. The screenplay or script is key to the entire process but many people don’t truly understand the details of what it is, how it works and why it is so important. That is why before we launch into next weeks 3 part series I thought we would take this week to give the screenplay its proper due. After reading this you will know what a screenplay is, some details of how it works and why it so important.