VANCE TREND 7: MIHELLIUM SCRIPT EXTRACT (COMEDY)

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12. INT. RECORDING STUDIO. ANOTHER DAY.

Krim2000 sits back with briefcase of money he delves into, while a worried looking MANAGER – big bulky balk man in pinstriped suit and orange cravat – hands him a glass of champagne.

THE MANAGER:
I think you should pull the track.

Krim2000 almost chokes on the drink.

KRIM2000:
Pull the- (stops himself) Did I just hear right?; pull the – (stops himself again) The track has gone No 1 and double platinum and you say pull the friggin’ track?!
(suddenly louder) It’s my biggest hit!

THE MANAGER:
(nods) Your biggest hit. The great all-conquering Krim2000. His biggest hit with a man old enough to be his grandpa.

Krim2000 considers for a moment before continuing on the defensive.

KRIM2000:
I loved this guy. How I wish my career could be as long.

THE MANAGER:
You should pull the track because – (cut off)

Krim2000’s arm swings round while carrying the champagne glass, some of which spills on his tracksuit.

KRIM2000:
(cutting in) Darn. Look at what you made me do.

Krim2000 dabs it with a tissue.

THE MANAGER:
You should pull the track because he stole it.

Deafening silence.

THE MANAGER:
He stole the track. (pause) Pure and simple.

The Manager leans forward and snaps his fingers.

THE MANAGER:
Just like that.

Krim2000 considers.

THE MANAGER:
You. The great all-conquering Krim2000. His biggest hit had to be whipped from right on under him by a geriatric pop star who made him his little puppy.

The Manager pretends to stroke a cat. Krim2000’s hackles rise.

KRIM2000:
Stop it.

THE MANAGER:
Or should I have said…pussy.

Krim2000 smashes the glass to the floor.

Krim2000’s face goes red and he looks set to explode. His eyes flash dangerously at the Manager, who remains calm and confident.

The Manager merely gets up, goes over to Krim2000 and whispers in his ear.

THE MANAGER:
Pull the track.