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The Players Last edited by FordSeeuws, on 11/19/2011. 0 comments. More scene info.

int. house - early morning

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DOC, a wiry man in his early thirties strokes his chin stubble as if engaged in some high-order contemplation of a piece of abstract art.

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JEREMY, 5 years younger with eyes that feign 20 years more experience, stands close by, raising his eyebrow.

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Jeremy

Uhh...So, what's the verdict?

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Doc looks at him blankly.

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JerEMY (CONT'D)

The cookie?

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Doc takes a second to catch up-

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doc

Oh, right. Sure.

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Jeremy turns away with a smile and walks toward two men who are busy setting up a light.

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JerEMY

Let's go ahead and get that cookaloris.

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BRANDON, looking away from Jeremy, shoots his partner Gary a look and half a head shake.

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brandon

Ooooo-kay.

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Jeremy

In fact- make it two for options.

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Jeremy walks off, pleased with himself.

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Gary lets out a sniff and looks at Brandon who SIGHS.

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brandon

Hey! Youtube!

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A young bright-eyed PA named Steven who stands a few feet away taking it all in, rushes over.

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steven

Yeah?

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brandon

Go get two cookies, a full apple, a couple pancakes...and-[looks mischievously at Gary] you want anything?

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Gary

Oh, yeah, I'll take a Sprite.

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Steven swallows hard.

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steven

Okay.

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Steven walks away solemnly as if to the electric chair.

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Once he is out of earshot Gary begins to snigger.

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gary

You are a bad man.

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brandon

Who's more evil? The fascist dictator or the goosestepping morons who follow him?

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Sara, the young and energetic sound mixer lights up at Brandon's comment.

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sara

You're playing?! No way, that's extra points, too. Star Wars and Last Crusade-that's like a 14 hit combo or something.

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Brandon shrugs.

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Gary

I thought you didn't like movies.

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brandon

Good ones.

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INT. GREEN ROOM

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A very distraught JIM, the film's producer gouges his own closed eyes as if in immense pain. He over-enunciates into his cell phone.

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JIM

I can't un-der-stand what you are saying! NO- There's a hiss in the line and a bunch of muttering in the background. You're making sounds, it would be fine if you were beatboxing, but human speech is not what I hear--- Yes that's better. Could you repeat that last thing? ---

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Three people sitting in the lounge area, munching on snacks as they examine the script seem to be taking pleasure in Jim's pain.

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DEREK, the film's lead, can't help it any longer-

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derek

Hey, Jim, could you keep it down? We're trying to concentrate over here.

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Jim's eyes narrow and he turns slightly- "You will die."

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The three stifle laughs, and Derek holds up his hands in mock surrender.

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One of the three, the screenwriter ROSAYLN, tries to get back on track.

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rosayln

Alright, come on guys.

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The actress and resident primadonna Alexis squints at Rosalyn.

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Alexis

Does Jeremy approve of us doing this?

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Rosalyn

Jeremy? Why would I need his approval?

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alexis

Well he's kind of by the books, and he's in really good with Mr. Carbone.

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Rosalyn

Just stick to acting.

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Alexis

Well, it seems like you're not sticking to your role.

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Derek wriggles as the awkward-ness level rises.

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Rosalyn

Look-normally I'm a director. I've worked with Doc for years. I will be getting another credit in addition to writing. We haven't decided what that role is necessarily, because this a group project, and it's not gonna' be by the books. So you can take your little textbook theory back to grade b horror shows and enjoy yourself in your fake blood bath.

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Alexis

I'm just wondering who I'm supposed to listen to. I've got Jeremy telling me one thing, I've got the script sup telling me another, then Doc and now you.

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rosalyn

I think you're exaggerating the situation. Jeremy shouldn't be telling you anything. The script sup won't be anyway, and if there's any disagreement between my suggestions, because that's all they are-suggestions- and Doc's direction, you go with Doc's-Always. But, I think you'll find me and doc are working from the same playbook here, so can we get on with this?

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Steven walks in looking exceedingly distraught.

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steven

Uhh, is there any fruit around here?

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derek

You're looking at one, baby.

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rosayln

Derek!

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Derek sniggers as Rosalyn holds his eyes with a matronly look.

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rosalyn (CONT'D)

What's wrong sweetie?

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steven

They were asking for some snacks, I guess. Some pancakes, two cookies and an apple. Uhhh, a full apple, which seemed stupid. Why would anyone want a half eaten apple?

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ALEXIS snorts.

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Rosalyn

Did Brandon put you up to this?

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Steven nods.

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rosalyn (CONT'D)

What's your name?

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steven

Everyone's been calling me Youtube, but you can call me Steven.

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derek

First time on a show?

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steven

Yeah.

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Jim walks back, doing his best to quell his rage with very intentional deep breaths.

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rosayln

How'd did that go? Figure it out?

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derek

It's not so much the accent as much as it is the quality of the phone call. It's like I'm listening to someone muttering through a tin can. He was on the ball with the info, though. It's back up and running.

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derek (CONT'D)

That's why you need to get a Mac.

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JIM

Dude...

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The look on Jim's face makes even Derek realizes that this joke was too soon.

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Rosayln intervenes.

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Rosalyn

Uhh, Jim, could you help our new PA Steven find some equipment. He needs a full apple, a few pancakes and two cookies.

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JIM

Sure thing. Come on kid, out to the truck.

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Rosalyn

And Jim-try to go easy on him. I think he knows absolutely nothing.

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JIM

I will...

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EXT. FRONT OF HOUSE - CONTINUOUS

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Jim closes the door behind him.

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jim (CONT'D)

Kid! Listen- I don't mind helping out newbies. But you gotta' promise me one thing.

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steven

Okay?

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JIm

Everyone starts out not knowing anything, but as soon as they get a few shows under their belt, they think the world owes something. I've known some PA's that have started riding the jaded cocky train within their first week. You're a nobody, and to be honest, you're surrounded by nobodies. They all think their Aristotle's gift to filmmaking and that they're going to change the world, but 90% of them couldn't tell a good movie from a bad one if it were staring them in the face. Just realize that the actors aren't the only ones acting here. You're entering the circus, so just brace yourself for the unbelievable. Now, let's do some jargon 101 shall we?

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Jim walks off, leaving Steven looking more bewildered than ever.

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jim (OS)

Come on kid.

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FADE OUT.

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