View Full Version : Two-hour teleplay

May 19th, 2005, 07:10 AM
I'm currently in the process of writing a two-hour teleplay. How many pages should an average script be?

May 19th, 2005, 04:03 PM
teleplays are not quite the same as screenplays, so the 1 page=1 minute rule of thumb doesn't apply...

you need to check some tv scripts and a good how-to for the format... for one thing, a 2-hour tv movie will not have only 3 acts, like a regular film, due to commercial breaks...

go here for a good rundown on the format:


scroll down to:
Screenplay vs. Teleplay: A Comparison

hope that helps... hugs, maia

May 20th, 2005, 04:28 AM
Yes, I kinda figured that. I read somewhere that a teleplay has 7 acts as opposed to 3 acts for a screenplay. I'm just curious how many pages on average a teleplay should be.

May 20th, 2005, 02:14 PM
go to www.script-o-rama.com and check out a few... average them out, and you'll have your answer...

just make sure you're looking at real scripts, not transcriptions...