Script [from Electronic source using APA 5th ed.]


This source is not covered by the APA style manual. Check with your lecturer before using this suggestion which is based on APA style.

Standard Form

Script writer, Initials. (year). Title of play or film. Retrieved month day, year, from Internet address


Janszen, K. (2000). A Walk to Remember. Retrieved 10 August, 2012, from,-A.html

Citation in Text

If you need to show stage direction and dialogue, you could follow the advice given for long quotations (40 or more words). Display in a separate block of text, starting on a new line. Indent the block by 1.3cm (0.5 inches ) from the left margin. The quotation should be double-spaced.

He smiles his biggest most reassuring smile.

CYNTHIA Don't smile at me. It's not going to get you out of this.

LANDON Why not? It always has before (Janszen, 2000, p.13).

When quoting, you should always cite the author, year and page number in the text, and include the full details in your reference list.