Intercuts

Intercuts are a writing resource that can be used when two scenes are happening simultaneously. One of the most common examples is phone conversations. Instead of creating a new scene for each location change, intercuts allow you to skip scene headings, saving you space and time, and making your script easier to read.

When using intercuts, the first thing you’ll need is to introduce your scenes, with their locations and characters. If writing a phone conversation, you can write the first interaction of each character.

After these two scenes, instead of starting over and typing a regular scene heading that takes us back to that first location, create a scene heading following this format:

For phone conversations, instead of the locations, it’s also common to use the characters' names:

From here, just continue writing your action or conversation alternating between your characters without needing any more scene headers:

 

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