SCENE 2 – MANAGER’S OFFICE
Two managers sit behind a desk. Sarah and an actor, JOHN,
act in front, mid-scene. He’s melodramatic but hot.
John grabs Sarah and kisses, hard. Sarah pushes off.
Now get out.
You’re one of those women with a lot of
Yes, no, probably.
I don’t do layers.
John stomps off. Sarah is left, awkward. John turns back
and plops in a chair, ready for feedback. Sarah sits as
well. John scoots forward. His headshot is in his lap.
Sarah scoots more forward. John meets her.
Thing is, with the
industry being how it is right now, it’s
hard to take on developmental clients.
That’s what my agent was telling me.
You’re an actor, too. Do you
have a manager?
Ben Kelly, at Top Management.
I mean, you only have one credit.
Which I got from pounding the pavement
and doing casting workshops.
Good for you.
Funny story, I got my credits from my
friends who are writers.
Connections. That’s how you get work in
Um, about connections? They really are
important. My step-father is casting his
new film right now and he was telling me
about how he’s not even auditioning for
it. Just going through old files of
friends and stuff.
Your step-dad wrote a film?
Yeah. It’s what he does. His name is
I didn’t know Simon Stamson was your
It’s not that crazy. He’s just my step-
I read about that! Exciting. How’s it
Pretty good. You know how it is–
I completely agree with you about
connections. I have a list of all the
casting directors that I’ve built
personal relationships with. Religious
about my note taking…
She reaches into her bag. Manager stops her.
Oh! No time for that, girlfriend! You
have to remember names.
(to Second Manager)
Things are always
frustrating in the beginning though,
(pointing to First Manager)
I was just
telling this one that the other day. How
frustrating new talent can be.
John nods. Scoots his chair up.
SECOND MANAGER (CONT’D)
Are you looking for representation as
Well, it’s hard. Ben is a big fan of
I completely understand. But what if–
Those Top contracts are a major pain
though, I heard. Is it two years that you
Three for me. I’m up in a month.
I’m available now. Also, I have a second
scene, if you’d like.
John reaches for his headshot.
You never know, you know? I’ll leave this