Roll Credits

It usually isn't a good idea to tell the director when to roll the credits. Ninety-nine times out of a hundred screenwriters don't indicate where the credits should be placed.

Sometimes, though, a writer will want credits to roll at a certain place while a small scene plays out on screen, often a montage of the main character engaged in an activity pivotal to the story line.

Look at this example:

I could have also said BEGIN CREDITS.

Again, don't make a habit of this. Had I not indicated to roll the opening credits here, most directors would have picked up on the fact that this is an obvious place for the credits to roll.