The bare bones of most scripts can be most understood in beatsheet form. When building a new television script or screenplay, many writers make outlines. In twenty years of writing, I “beat” out every script I wrote, and to understand other films and television shows, I have created beatsheets of the plots. As a University Instructor at UCLA and UCR, I asked every student to do at least two beatsheets before creating their own stories.
Beatsheets expose the deep plot limes and character arc, making it easier to spot problems in the story outline. Here I will post all of the beatsheets that have been done by students who have allowed me to use them to help others.
Read and enjoy… and hopefully learn to make your own.