INT. ACES & EIGHTS PRODUCTION OFFICE – DAY
The morning sun warms the room. SCREENWRITER sits at his desk in front of a computer monitor. His hands are clasped behind his head.
There’s a bookshelf full of classic American novels, the best sample of screenwriting research paperbacks, and Hollywood history. The camera moves down to another shelf which is labeled “TV”, “Film”, “Webisodes” left to right respectively.
The frame is filled with scripts and titles written on the binder with a black Sharpie directly above the “TV” label – “REDACTED”, “STAKE ME”, “THE SHIDDY’S”. We move toward the “Film” section and see “ONE GOOD BUST”, “DO-IT-YOURSELFERS”, “DEAD MAN’S HAND”, “AUDITION AND FORGET” and finally, to “Webisodes” -- “THE DARKNESS”.
ANGLE ON – THE DESK
…full of wads of crumbled paper, three by five inch note cards with notes and scene headings, and legal pad with a list of “CONCEPTS”. A pen lands on the legal paid. OFFSCREEN, there’s a SIGH.
SCREENWRITER stares at the cursor prompt. It’s like his pulse. Each second is a counter for the creative world he’s about to enter. The camera moves around to his face. Screenwriter’s eyes are closed. After a moment, his eyes open and the idea that was hiding in his subconscious mind just broke through the wall. Yes. He types “EXT…