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A new beginning? (A screenplay)

1—“HAIL TO THE CHIEF” MUSIC FULL

 

2—OFFICE INT. DAYTIME, SUNSHINE STREAMING THROUGH LARGE WINDOWS, BIRDS CHIRPPING

 

3—SEVERAL PERSONS sitting around a large office table as PRESIDENT-ELECT stands at head of the table.

 

4—MUSIC FADES AND ZOOM TO MEDIUM SHOT of PERSONS at the meeting.

 

PRESIDENT ELECT

“Welcome to this December 1 meeting. We’re here to make America Great Again. It’s going to be wonderful. I’m very excited.

“It’s important to begin this news administration with a united front with folks from the government and private sector well before I take office next month. Let’s get started.”

 

5—CLOSE UP of each PERSON

 

REPUBLICAN SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE

“Mr. President-elect, I’m sure I speak for all of us when I say that we all want to work together to solve America’s serious problems. But with all due respect, these chairs are uncomfortable. Could we…”

 

DEMOCRAT MINORITY LEADER OF THE SENATE

“There’s nothing wrong with the chairs, it’s this coffee you served. What is it?”

 

REPUBLICAN SENATE MAJORITY LEADER

“You can be serious! This is how we’re going to start? It’s decaf coffee, silly.  My constituents have real concerns. They want…uh..wait…are these note pads American made?”

 

BUSINESS LEADER

“Mr. President-elect, these squabbles are why we in the private sector are concerned about the partisan gridlock in Washington. And I’ll have you know these chairs my company manufactured would have been made in the U.S., if Congress would change the tax code.”

 

ENVIRONMENTALIST

“You’re killing the planet by cutting down trees all over the world to make these chairs. And you’re complaining about the tax code?  We should sit on the floor to make a statement.”

 

6—ENVIRONMENTALIST plops on the ground.

 

RELIGIOUS LEADER

“What about American companies employing child labor overseas and paying low wages? It’s un-Christian…un-Jewish…un-Islamic…and…those other religions whatever they are. There are too many to remember.”

 

EDUCATION REPRESENTATIVE

“Mr, President-elect, Mr. President-elect, please, can we have some discipline.  This is ridiculous to debate chairs, coffee and trees when America’s schools are in disrepair. Too few of our children have modern books, or computers.”

 

LGBTQ SPOKESPERSON

“Whoa, sister. You’re want books and computers for school kids?  Potty parity  is the biggest issue holding back educational reform in this nation.  Unless we can use the bathroom of our choice we’ll never be able to compete with the rest of the world.”

 

7—PRESIDENT-ELECT pounds his gavel and shakes his head despondently.

 

8—YOUNG BOY enters the room.

 

YOUNG BOY

“Dad, I don’t want to move. I’ll miss my friends. Who will I play with?’

 

PRESIDENT-ELECT sarcastically

“Son, well, there certainly aren’t any grownups in this room today…”

 

 

YOUNG BOY turning to the meeting

“Really? Does anyone want to play any games?

 

 

 

9–REPRESENTATIVES shouting at the same time as they approach YOUNG BOY

“I do, Labyrinth is great…”

“Yes, and I love Forbidden Planet…”

“Hey, you can’t beat Crazy Eights…”

“Yeah, and Go Fish, too…

“Oh, how about Hearts?”

“Yes…”

 

10—PRESIDENT-ELECT with mouth open turns to PRESIDENTIAL AIDES. They nod and leave the room.

 

PRESIDENTIAL AIDES (whispering)

“We’ll get the games. You know what I like…”

 

11—“HAIL TO THE CHIEF” MUSIC UP FULL. CAMERA ZOOMS BACK FOR WIDE SHOT OF GROUP PLAYING GAMES AND LAUGHING.

 

12—MUSIC FADES OUT AND SCENE FADES TO BLACK

 

To be continued…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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