I’m wanting to know how to enter dates that will be shown in text on the screen in a screenplay, I’ve see. Several ways to do it so I wanted clarification, thx for any help
It’s not necessary in the body of a scene to inform us as to the setting, the time of day, or whether it’s an interior or exterior, as this is already known from the scene heading.
If a legend, such as a locale or a date, is to be superimposed upon a scene, then standard format dictates it be placed within quotes and preceded by the word “SUPERIMPOSE:” (in ALL CAPS with a colon):
SUPERIMPOSE: "Washington, D. C. 1989"
Here is the way:
SUPER: Date or other information
SUPER can be used whenever something is to be put on top of what's being shown on camera. That is usually, but not limited to, text.
Yes, I also believe that the best way to write a date is by using SUPERIMPOSE: "Washington, D.C. 1989". But there are actually many other ways to enter a date. Now on the Internet, there is a lot of information on this topic. It is good that you seek help on these forums, there is often good advice for beginners! Good luck!