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The current fashion in screenwriting is to avoid mentions of camera angles and focus on storytelling, but you can certainly mention POV. Some people do this with a slugline. INT. BEDROOM—DAY BILL'S POV Bill fixes his hair in the mirror. But if you're going to do the trick where a mirror image turns out to be the real one, you don't need to mention POV ...
Never put camera angles/shots in your screenplay, it screams amateur. You can however cheat to create visual clues. Example: INT. PRISON - DAY A pair of shackled FEET shuffle down the hallway.
From a practical production standpoint, it's best to write them as two scenes, because for the newscaster's setting and dialogue, it will need to be shot in a separate studio or building, etc. Aside about style: if you're not going to direct it, eliminate shooting directions except where it's absolutely essential to effectively conveying the story. ...
Final draft has a SHOT under the ELEMENTS menu I would format it like this... INT. LIVING ROOM - NIGHT Steven watches a news broadcast on TELEVISION (This is in caps to indicate a prop) ON TV (this is how a shot looks in final draft) MALE NEWS REPORTER Blah, blah, blah! ON STEVEN (Shot to indicate a return to the ...
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