Pages thirty-eight and thirty-nine.

These pages probably won’t survive the edit, but I’m struggling to come up something exciting and I don’t want to stop my writing routine. I’m pretty happy to have this many pages after just thirty days. Although, I do remember reading stories of people writing a screenplay in one sitting. I’ve actually watched a movie from one of those scripts in which the writer/director professed to do such a thing. I didn’t make it twenty minutes into the movie.

Below is a page where Sam is with a client. I have many attorney friends and I’m going to pick their brain for a funnier more original scene. This is just to get me through until then.

(pages 38 & 39)
INT. SAM’S OFFICE – MORNING

Sam is sitting at his desk across from a CLIENT, a very pretty woman, 30s,

SAM
So you want the house, the car and the kids.

CLIENT
I don’t want both of the cars. Just the one I drive. He can keep his. And I want full custody.

SAM
Any infidelity?

CLIENT
That he knows about? No. I don’t think so.

SAM
Well, I meant him, but it’s nice to know that you’ve cheated on him now before we get into the courtroom. So, who are you sleeping with? Anyone he knows?

CLIENT
His brother. And his boss. And..

CUT TO:

INT. OFFICE – CONTINUOUS

Martin walks into the office. Sam’s assistant, Cheryl, is working at the reception desk.

CHERYL
Hello. Can I help you?

MARTIN
Hello, how are you?

CHERYL
I’m fine. Did you want to set up an appointment?

MARTIN
No, that’s not necessary. I’m a friend of Sam. I just came to say hi.

CHERYL
He’s with a client now. Do you mind having a seat in the waiting room for him?

MARTIN
Sam has never told me about you. I didn’t know he had such a pretty woman working for him. What do you do?

CHERYL
Everything he doesn’t, which is a lot.

MARTIN
Isn’t that the way? The guys on the top take everything and we do all the work. Speaking of guys on the top, what are you doing later tonight.

CHERYL
You move fast.

MARTIN
Life is short. I don’t want to miss anything. Especially the pretty things. I’m Martin.

He extends his hand. Cheryl reciprocates.

CHERYL
I’m Cheryl.

MARTIN
Pretty name for a pretty face.

Martin kisses her hand.

CHERYL
Sorry to disappoint, but I’m married.

MARTIN
No disappointment. We just won’t tell him.

CHERYL
Why don’t you have a seat in the waiting room?

Martin holds up his hands.

MARTIN
Okay, okay, I’m waiving the white flag. Why don’t you buzz Sam? He’ll want to see me right away.

Cheryl picks up the phone receiver.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: