Screenplay Format for Hotomdo Studios’ Productions

Nollywood do not have a generally accepted screenplay format, that is why Hotomdo Studios will specify a unique format that will be used in her productions. Some Nigerian studios go with Hollywood’s scripting format while others generate their own script format.

The screenplay format shown here, which will be used by Hotomdo Studios is extracted or calved from Hollywood’s style of formatting screenplays. However, not all Hollywood’s formatting rules are adhered to.

This scripting format is generated to allow new writers to be able to write their scripts in a format that can be used for industry standard productions.

Here, the formatting rules that must be followed are Title, Scene Heading (includes location and time), End Scene Indication, Character, Dialogue and Action while your tone must be in present and/or present continues tense as with Hollywood’s. All other formats which involve Character introduction (which usually highlights the Character’s name in UPPERCASE when he/she first appears in the story) or use of transitions is at your own discretion.

You can choose to follow the Hollywood’s standard of script formatting rules but you must put your writing in Hotomdo Studio’s marginal alignment (for your text), if your work is intended for production in Hotomdo Studios.

Examples of Hotomdo Studios Screenplay format includes but not limited to the following:

Parenthesis “( )” ~ required

This encloses a short action or event that occurs when a Character is giving a dialogue.

Braces “{ }” ~ required

This encloses (an indented UPPERCASE) time and location of a particular scene or event. Example:
{EXT. GARDEN OF EDEN – DAY}
Or
{INT. JOHN’S BEDROOM – DAY}

Titles ~ required

This is used on Headings, Subtitles and Scene titles.

Forward Slash “ / ” (sometimes appears between Location and Time)

This is mostly used to avoid the usage of transitions like “[INTERCUT]” in other to allow free flow of reading. A forward slash can occur between two different locations and time in order to avoid repeated time and location so that the reader can flow with a good understanding of what he or she is reading. For instance:
{INT./EXT. JOHN’S BEDROOM/CAR PARK  – NIGHT/DAY} – This indicates that events are happening in/at different locations and time.

EXT (Exterior) ~ required

This means that an event or a scene is taking place outside a building. Sometimes, this word is not repeatedly used in the second venue, if the preceding scene happened outside a building.

INT (Interior) ~ required

This means that an event or scene is taking place within a building. Sometimes, this word is not repeatedly used in the second venue, if the preceding scene happened within a building.

Time ~ required

Day ~ required
This is used when a particular scene or event happens in daylight.

Night ~ required
This is used to indicate the night in a particular scene just like the “Day”.

Location ~ required

This is the place where a scene is happening. It usually goes with an Interior or Exterior and Time.

UNDERLINED UPPERCASE WORDS

This is majorly used on endings and sometimes on headings of a section that appears in a series or episode.

Example of a scripted story in Hotomdo Studios’ screenplay format can be downloaded below:

At the moment, there is no application or software aligning Hotomdo Studios style of screenplay, but it is defined with the use of Microsoft Word document, which can be downloaded below, and be used for scripts intended to be submitted to Hotomdo Studios for Production:

As for submissions, you can subscribe to our newsletter below this page to know when scripts will be needed.

Hotomdo Studios Genre of Interest

• Action and adventure
• Love
• Drama
• Comedy
• Science fictions
• Thriller/suspense
• Concerts
• Documentaries
• And all related genre

Hotomdo Studios will be designed in a way that all submitted scripts that appear in the above formats and any member of the above genre must be produced either as animations or as a full movie, based on agreement with the author or our planned budget.

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Example of stories written in the Hotomdo Studios screenplay format

The 24 Elders

The 24 Elders is a historical event adapted from Revelation (KJV) which brings to light the stories of the past and foretells the future. It houses the origin of the Creator, the 24 Elders, Seraphim and Cherubim, the Archangels, Angels, universes, Stars, Planets and all living things.

The 24 Elders – Hakkadosh’s Ghost Tale

The 24 Elders – Hakkadosh’s Ghost Tale

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The 24 Elders is a historical event adapted from Revelation (KJV), which brings to light the stories of the past and foretells the future. It reveals deep concepts in the Biblical book of Revelation. However, this book is written in a theatrical style rather than in prose. The best way to get the actual interpretation/meaning of what this book implies is to read it from the second series to the sixth series sequentially. The first series is entirely about the process, which Hakkadosh used in getting the contents in subsequent series.

This book houses the origin of the Creator, the 24 Elders, Seraphim and Cherubim, the Archangels, Angels, universes, Stars, Planets and all living things. The book contains the origin of the first division in Shamayim, what led to the fall of Lucifer and his angels from Shamayim, how humanity came to be in existence, the present status of Shamayim, and the final battle-strategy of Satan against the Creator and how to stop this cunning strategy before the arrival of Yeshua.

The 24 Elders’ first series is considered Hakkadosh's Ghost Tale, which is a story about the origin of life told by astral alien beings. Hakkadosh consciously and uncontrollably experiences astral projection. As a Christian, he has the challenge of differentiating astral projection from demonic attacks. On his way to finding out what was happening to him, he encounters astral beings in the astral world. Hakkadosh travels to hidden places with his astral body and was given the tale of creation, which aligns with his faith as a Christian.

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The 24 Elders – Before the Fall

The 24 Elders – Before the Fall

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The 24 Elders is a historical event adapted from Revelation (KJV), which brings to light the stories of the past and foretells the future. It reveals deep concepts in the Biblical book of Revelation. However, this book is written in a theatrical style rather than in prose. The best way to get the actual interpretation/meaning of what this book implies is to read it from the second series to the sixth series sequentially. The first series is entirely about the process, which Hakkadosh used in getting the contents in subsequent series.

This book houses the origin of the Creator, the 24 Elders, Seraphim and Cherubim, the Archangels, Angels, universes, Stars, Planets and all living things. The book contains the origin of the first division in Shamayim, what led to the fall of Lucifer and his angels from Shamayim, how humanity came to be in existence, the present status of Shamayim, and the final battle-strategy of Satan against the Creator and how to stop this cunning strategy before the arrival of Yeshua.

The 24 Elders’ first series is considered Hakkadosh's Ghost Tale, which is a story about the origin of life told by astral alien beings. Hakkadosh consciously and uncontrollably experiences astral projection. As a Christian, he has the challenge of differentiating astral projection from demonic attacks. On his way to finding out what was happening to him, he encounters astral beings in the astral world. Hakkadosh travels to hidden places with his astral body and was given the tale of creation, which aligns with his faith as a Christian.

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Buy now!
The 24 Elders – After the Fall

The 24 Elders – After the Fall

READ ONLINE

The 24 Elders is a historical event adapted from Revelation (KJV), which brings to light the stories of the past and foretells the future. It reveals deep concepts in the Biblical book of Revelation. However, this book is written in a theatrical style rather than in prose. The best way to get the actual interpretation/meaning of what this book implies is to read it from the second series to the sixth series sequentially. The first series is entirely about the process, which Hakkadosh used in getting the contents in subsequent series.

This book houses the origin of the Creator, the 24 Elders, Seraphim and Cherubim, the Archangels, Angels, universes, Stars, Planets and all living things. The book contains the origin of the first division in Shamayim, what led to the fall of Lucifer and his angels from Shamayim, how humanity came to be in existence, the present status of Shamayim, and the final battle-strategy of Satan against the Creator and how to stop this cunning strategy before the arrival of Yeshua.

The 24 Elders’ first series is considered Hakkadosh's Ghost Tale, which is a story about the origin of life told by astral alien beings. Hakkadosh consciously and uncontrollably experiences astral projection. As a Christian, he has the challenge of differentiating astral projection from demonic attacks. On his way to finding out what was happening to him, he encounters astral beings in the astral world. Hakkadosh travels to hidden places with his astral body and was given the tale of creation, which aligns with his faith as a Christian.

More info →
The 24 Elders – The First World

The 24 Elders – The First World

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The 24 Elders is a historical event adapted from Revelation (KJV), which brings to light the stories of the past and foretells the future. It reveals deep concepts in the Biblical book of Revelation. However, this book is written in a theatrical style rather than in prose. The best way to get the actual interpretation/meaning of what this book implies is to read it from the second series to the sixth series sequentially. The first series is entirely about the process, which Hakkadosh used in getting the contents in subsequent series.

This book houses the origin of the Creator, the 24 Elders, Seraphim and Cherubim, the Archangels, Angels, universes, Stars, Planets and all living things. The book contains the origin of the first division in Shamayim, what led to the fall of Lucifer and his angels from Shamayim, how humanity came to be in existence, the present status of Shamayim, and the final battle-strategy of Satan against the Creator and how to stop this cunning strategy before the arrival of Yeshua.

The 24 Elders’ first series is considered Hakkadosh's Ghost Tale, which is a story about the origin of life told by astral alien beings. Hakkadosh consciously and uncontrollably experiences astral projection. As a Christian, he has the challenge of differentiating astral projection from demonic attacks. On his way to finding out what was happening to him, he encounters astral beings in the astral world. Hakkadosh travels to hidden places with his astral body and was given the tale of creation, which aligns with his faith as a Christian.

More info →
The 24 Elders – The Second World

The 24 Elders – The Second World

READ ONLINE

The 24 Elders is a historical event adapted from Revelation (KJV), which brings to light the stories of the past and foretells the future. It reveals deep concepts in the Biblical book of Revelation. However, this book is written in a theatrical style rather than in prose. The best way to get the actual interpretation/meaning of what this book implies is to read it from the second series to the sixth series sequentially. The first series is entirely about the process, which Hakkadosh used in getting the contents in subsequent series.

This book houses the origin of the Creator, the 24 Elders, Seraphim and Cherubim, the Archangels, Angels, universes, Stars, Planets and all living things. The book contains the origin of the first division in Shamayim, what led to the fall of Lucifer and his angels from Shamayim, how humanity came to be in existence, the present status of Shamayim, and the final battle-strategy of Satan against the Creator and how to stop this cunning strategy before the arrival of Yeshua.

The 24 Elders’ first series is considered Hakkadosh's Ghost Tale, which is a story about the origin of life told by astral alien beings. Hakkadosh consciously and uncontrollably experiences astral projection. As a Christian, he has the challenge of differentiating astral projection from demonic attacks. On his way to finding out what was happening to him, he encounters astral beings in the astral world. Hakkadosh travels to hidden places with his astral body and was given the tale of creation, which aligns with his faith as a Christian.

More info →
The 24 Elders – The Last World

The 24 Elders – The Last World

READ ONLINE

The 24 Elders is a historical event adapted from Revelation (KJV), which brings to light the stories of the past and foretells the future. It reveals deep concepts in the Biblical book of Revelation. However, this book is written in a theatrical style rather than in prose. The best way to get the actual interpretation/meaning of what this book implies is to read it from the second series to the sixth series sequentially. The first series is entirely about the process, which Hakkadosh used in getting the contents in subsequent series.

This book houses the origin of the Creator, the 24 Elders, Seraphim and Cherubim, the Archangels, Angels, universes, Stars, Planets and all living things. The book contains the origin of the first division in Shamayim, what led to the fall of Lucifer and his angels from Shamayim, how humanity came to be in existence, the present status of Shamayim, and the final battle-strategy of Satan against the Creator and how to stop this cunning strategy before the arrival of Yeshua.

The 24 Elders’ first series is considered Hakkadosh's Ghost Tale, which is a story about the origin of life told by astral alien beings. Hakkadosh consciously and uncontrollably experiences astral projection. As a Christian, he has the challenge of differentiating astral projection from demonic attacks. On his way to finding out what was happening to him, he encounters astral beings in the astral world. Hakkadosh travels to hidden places with his astral body and was given the tale of creation, which aligns with his faith as a Christian.

More info →