Q: What is the correct use of an ellipsis? – Lauri Clark
Thanks for your question Lauri.
There are only two "correct" uses for an ellipsis in screenwriting:
1. To indicate that a character’s dialogue has trailed off
“Before you leave, I just want to say… “
2. To indicate that a character’s dialogue is mid-speech.
“… In other news, Mayor McDonald was re-elected today.”
The correct formatting for an ellipsis is three periods followed by a single space.