Dialogue Continuity List

Here is a sample of what a Dialogue Continuity List should look like…

SCENE ONE
01:00:00 MAIN TITLE THE PREGNANCY
01:00:02 MARK Honey? What are you doing?
01:00:02 ON-SCREEN TEXT (on magazine) PREGNANCY MAGAZINE
01:00:04 JANIE (ON/OS) Filling out the registration forms. What does it look like?
01:00:14 MARK But you’re making a lot of mistakes. How could you mess up the question, who’s the father?
01:00:23 JANIE I thought they meant my father, but I’m adopted so–
01:00:27 MARK (overlapping) Why would they want to know that?
01:00:32 JANIE (OS) I don’t know. Genetics or something?
01:00:35 MARK You still didn’t put my name. Who’s the father? (imitating Janie) Oh, I don’t know, can’t remember. Could be anybody.
01:00:41 JANIE One of my books said you would question the paternity because the idea of creating life can be overwhelming for a man. Wow. Dead on.
01:00:48 MARK Did it say that the wife would write the wrong name in the spot marked, who’s the father?
01:00:53 JANIE Stop it. The real father would never act this way. Relax.
01:01:02 MARK (ON/OS) Why? Why do you do this to me? You don’t think this pregnancy is hard enough on me? (sighs) What?