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Metadata

A Fountain script usually starts with some metadata stating the basic info about the script. These are colon-separated key-value pairs at the start of a file, e.g. ‘key: value’.

Other Fountain-compatible programs may refer to this as “title page” info, but metadata can store information not related to or present on the title page.

Calling auto-insert will guide you through adding the most common Fountain metadata, prompting with likely defaults:

All metadata keys can take either a single line of input following the colon, or a newline followed multiple lines indented with whitespace:

author:
    Mary Maryland
    and
    Alan Smithee

Metadata keys are case-insensitive, e.g. Title is the same as title.