The formats exist for more reasons than tradition. The formats are actually important. A mark of a professional is using the required formats for his/her market. A lot of editors or studio readers will just chuck a manuscript/script that isn't up to spec on formatting--fuck the story; if you can be assed to follow the rules of the game, you don't get to play
my teleplays are formatted using Movie Magic 6.
(as was this treatment, but cut and paste can be unkind to indentations, italicizations, and bold typeface)
i never said anything about abandoning any of the pitch structure.
i'm mentioned a couple times already, that i have multiple cover letters, synopses, a bible, etc... all in strict format.