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"
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!