shooting script


: the final completely detailed version of a motion-picture script in which scenes are grouped in the order most convenient for shooting
: the final version of a television script used in the production of a program

Examples of shooting script in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the writing categories, a final shooting script will now be required for submission. Paul Grein, Billboard, 22 Apr. 2024 In the screenplay categories, submission of the final shooting script is now mandatory for consideration for original or adapted. Clayton Davis, Variety, 22 Apr. 2024 Using the verbatim recording of that FBI interrogation as its shooting script — complete with stutters and awkward pauses, odd non-sequiturs and apparent banalities — the film has a quasi-documentary feel, a sense broken only with sudden flash edits to indicate redacted sections of the transcript. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 Feb. 2023 The shooting script was close to the original 135. Los Angeles Times, 14 Dec. 2021 After the scripts were submitted, Barlow assembled the stories into a shooting script and the larger game narrative. Jon Peltz, The Hollywood Reporter, 30 Nov. 2022 The words poured out of Branagh, taking him roughly eight weeks to assemble into a shooting script. Brent Lang, Variety, 27 Oct. 2021 Studios interested in backing the Oppenheimer picture were allowed to see Nolan’s shooting script, but were asked to read it at the director’s office to avoid leaks. Rebecca Rubin, Variety, 14 Sep. 2021 In the shooting script for A New Hope, the mentor figure, Obi-Wan Kenobi, survives to the end rather than dying midway through. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, 21 June 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1929, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of shooting script was circa 1929

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“Shooting script.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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