BS-2 #1 Opening Image (1) [ 1 page ]
The scene in the movie that sets up the tone, type, and initial salvo of a film — and it’s theopposite of the Final Image.
Rom Com Beat #1: The Chemical Equation: Setup
A scene or sequence identifying the exterior and/or interiorconflict (i.e., unfulfilled desire), the "what's wrong with thispicture" implied in the protagonist's (and/or the antagonist's)current status quo.
BS-2 #2 Theme Stated (5) [ 5 pages ]
Usually spoken to the main character, often without his knowing what is said will be vital to hissurviving this tale. It’s what your movie is “about.”
BS-2 #3 Set-up (1-10) [ 5 pages ]
The first 10 pages of a script must not only grab our interest — and a studio reader’s — butintroduce or hint at introducing every character in the A story.
BS-2 #4 Catalyst (12) [ 2 pages ]
The telegram, the knock at the door, the act of catching your wife in bed with another, andsuddenly you know your life has changed. It’s the movie’s first “whammy.”
Rom Com Beat #2: Cute Meet: Catalyst
The inciting incident that brings man and women together andinto conflict; and inventive but credible contrivance, oftenamusing, which in some way sets the tone for the action to come.
BS-2 #5 Debate (12-25) [ 12 pages ]
The section of the script, be it a scene or a series of them, when a hero doubts the journey hemust take.