If you are asking these questions, then you should attend this workshop.
What does a professional script look like?
What is the importance of formatting?
Why can I not just write it in any format I like?
Strangely, many writers are resistant to protecting their work or they take shortcuts to save a few dollars. This is foolhardy. You must protect yourself as best you can. There are several types of protection available, and you must know which to choose.
Nothing about screenwriting is easy. You have to want it bad, and you have to come prepared for a fight. When you’re in the trenches and can’t see the forest from the trees…and every writer is there at one time or another…here are some essentials to keep in mind.