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(A short screenplay to give you some idea of who we are, and how our group works)

FADE IN:

INT. STARBUCKS -- RALEIGH, NC -- NIGHT

A young SCREENWRITER, young and eager, enters the
shop.  Looking toward the busy road she came in on, she
peers into the...

MEETING AREA

She surveys the lounge, and spots a friendly looking
GROUP OF PEOPLE seated in chairs in a circle.  Shy
at first, she walks toward the group.

MIKE, red-haired with a baseball cap on his knee,
notices the Young Screenwriter as she approaches.

                YOUNG SCREENWRITER
         Is this the Screenline meeting?

                MIKE
         Sure is.  Come join us. 
            (extending a handshke)
         I'm Mike Everette.  I sort of
         coordinate
the group.

               YOUNG SCREENWRITER
         But I've never written anything,
         much less a screenplay.

Anxiously, the Young Screenwriter glances among
the group.  MARTHA and TIM sit on side of the table, and
JACK and SCOTT sit on the other.  They all look
friendly enough.

               MIKE
         Doesn't matter.  You're interested
         in screenwriting?

She gives a hesitant nod.

                MIKE
         Great!  You're in the right place.
         Anyone with an interest is welcome.

She relaxes, just a little.

               YOUNG SCREENWRITER
         How much does it cost to join?

               TIM
         Nothing.  Even Scott can afford it.

Scott pounds on Tim's arm in mock dismay.

               MIKE
         Tim is right.  We don't have
         dues or roll.  But we do have one
         by-law.
             (beat)
         We're all friends which means we
         are honest with our comments, we
         don't share each other's work
         without permission, and we don't
         rip each other off.
             (beat)
         How's that work for you?

The young screenwriter smiles.

                YOUNG SCREENWRITER
         When do you normally meet?

Martha chimes in.

                MARTHA
         We normally meet once a month,
         when we can schedule it at the
         Starbucks.

                JACK
         And if you have an e-mail, give it
         to Mike, and he'll add you to his
         newsletter.  He sends about every
         two weeks, and it's full of people
         all over the country.  Even a few
         in Hollywood.

                MIKE
         Why don't you join us?

The screenwriter finds a chair and joins the group.

                MIKE (CONT'D)
         So who has something to read?

Scott starts passing out a few pages of his script
to the group.

The young screenwriter excitedly grabs a copy, and
starts reviewing it.

FADE OUT:

                   THE END



Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm at Tra'li Irish Pub in Brier Creek.



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