All this 12 point courier stuff is bollocks.
What a waste of time having all these rules. Rules that ensure that despite ALL modern advances our scripts look as if someone wrote it on a typewriter. I could draw thousands of cliche comparisons with other industries - asking 'what if they hadn't changed design in 80 years'. But what's the point? We get it. We all get it.
It's old and its stupid.
So old and stupid we try to actually justify it! Its so we know if the writer is a professional or not. Well make up some other rule then. How about we all stick the stamp on the envelope upside if we are 'in the biz' from now on? That's just as good. It makes one page equal to one minute. Well kind of nearly it does. And I think we could estimate that anyway. Its about the writing so we want the minimal design on the page. It is about the writing, yes, but a/ this isn't a novel its for a visual medium and b/ by that way of thinking you should never have any descriptive sentences at all.
But why change it? I think it might be holding us back. I think it suits some stories well and other stories not so well. But as a creative writer its tough shit on you. You have to just do it. I think there are ideas on layout for characters, use of colour, ways to connect key sequences with codes and symbols - all things we are missing out on. Not all of us, and not all the time. Most novels look the same, but they don't HAVE to.
I think I'm going round and round here. Basically it comes down to the fact that surpressing new ideas in an artform is bad.