See how to format a screenplay here

SCENE HEADING 
Formating:- Flush left from the edge of the paper.
You can read more on how to format a screenplay here.
(i) Scene heading describes where and when a particular scene is taking place. It consists of the exact location (either interior or exterior of that location), and the exact time at which the actions in that scene hold.
(ii) You have to write the scene heading in such a way a screenplay reader sees himself right inside the scene. This happens when the scene heading is descriptive enough.

ACTION
Formating:- Same as the scene heading
(i) Write the actions as they should appear on tv screen. This means your verbs must be in present tense.
(ii) Use actionable words
(iii) Active voice
(iv) Use transitive verbs except in quoted words or references
(v) All actions must be written in real time as they occur.
(vi) Avoid using indirect descriptions, figurative expressions, phrasal verbs. Just be go straight to the point.
For instance instead of using 'she looks like the morning star' Use 'she is beautiful' or 'she looks gorgeous''

CHARACTER NAME
Formating:- Indented 3.5 from left margin

DIALOGUE
Formating:- Indented 2.5 from the left margin

PARENTHETICAL
Formating:- Left indented 3.0 and right margin 3.5

EXTENSIONS (O.S, V.O) 
Formating:- S.O. directly to the right of character name. 
V.O., same as in O.S

TRANSITION (cut to) 
Formating:- left margin is 6.5. 
(i) It follows action and precede Scene heading)

SHOT (angle on, insert) 
Formating:- As in scene heading

DUAL DIALOGUE 
Formating:- Side by side normal dialogue

ADLIBS
Formating:- In action line or normal dialogue

ABBREVIATIONS (M.O.S, C.G.I, P.O.V)
Formating:- In action line

MONTAGES
Formating:- as a single shot)
(i) Series of scenes related and building to one conclusion

SERIES OF SHOTS  
Formating:- as shot, action paragraphs
(i) Similar to montage, but takes place in one location and concerns same story

SHORT LINES/POETRY/LYRICS 
Formating:- song lyrics is a dialogue but in caps

INTERCUTS
Used instead of repeating scene heading

You can read more on how to format a screenplay here.


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