INT. COMMISSIONING MANAGER’S OFFICE, ‘EXCITING TV LTD’ – DAYTIME
A crowded ‘break-out’ area next to the boardroom
Most gather on amusing beanbags or humorous chairs; some lean against agreeable tables.
“Everyone! Firstly, I’d like to thank Tamara for the cupcakes and I know how hard she has worked since joining us an intern in 2008. Tamara – I’m sure a paid position will become available soon!
On to more serious matters – we haven’t received a commission in two years now, and, to come right to the point, matters are getting desperate. Jonty has told me if we don’t get some work in the next five years, one or two of you may have to take a reduction in hours. Some may even have to reduce from fifteen to fourteen hours each week.”
Gasps in room
“Has anyone, ANYONE, got an idea for a new reality show? We’ve done diving, cooking, baking, driving, shops, prisons, hospitals and ambulance crews. We’ve covered trash collectors, the police, social workers and cruise ships. There’s nothing left!”
“I’ve got an idea… It’s a bit… unusual…”