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KIDS AND TEENS NEWS PILOT – WORKING SCRIPT 1 CHARACTER NAMES: TONYA LILY TOMMY KARLA JIMMY INT. KIDS AND TEENS NEWS DESK -- DAY WIDE SHOT: FULL NEWS DESK WITH SHOT OF ALL FOUR NEWS ANCHORS ANNOUNCER (VO) And now…The KIDS and TEENS NEWS report for (date) TWO SHOT: MALE LEAD (TOMMY) AND FEMALE LEAD (TONYA) TONYA Welcome to KIDS AND TEENS NEWS, my name is Tonya and we have several top stories for you today. First off, Vice President Biden has just arrived today in London for a security meeting with England’s Prime Minister and will return later this week. His trip is focusing on air travel and airport security. Let’s go now to our Kids and Teens News correspondent at LAX to get a briefing on how any changes may affect our travel. EXT. LAX TWO SHOT OF LILY (IN FIELD REPORTER) AND LAX SECURITY OFFICER ED BROWN LILY Thank you Tonya. I am here with Security Officer Ed Brown and he is nice enough to answer a few questions for me. Officer Brown, do you have some tips for travelers who have young kids and teens with them that may help out when going to security and checkpoints? SECURITY OFFICER ED BROWN I sure do Lily. It is always good to limit the amount of carry-on items to make security smoother. I also suggest that you always wear flip-flops or slip-ons when you go through airport security to make removing your shoes a lot easier. When you 1 KIDS AND TEENS NEWS PILOT – WORKING SCRIPT 2 dress, try to not wear any large metal buckles or extra metal jewelry to cause any further delay. LILY Thank you so much Officer Brown, those are great tips and when parents are traveling with kids and teens, we can use all the help streamlining the process. Back to you Tonya! INT. TWO SHOT OF TONYA AND TOMMY TONYA Those travel tips are great ones and I will try to remember that flip-flop trick next time. Now let’s see what other top stories Tommy has for us. INT. SINGLE SHOT OF TOMMY TOMMY Well Tonya, my top story is so exciting; in fact, we have a bunch of screaming teenagers at a red carpet event in Westwood, CA for the premier of the new Hannah Montana movie. Here’s a clip of her new film opening this weekend. PLAY CLIP OF MOVIE :45 SECONDS INT. TWO SHOT OF TOMMY AND TONYA TOMMY (CONT.) That is going to be one of the biggest box office openings so far this year. I can’t wait to see it. TONYA Wow, Tommy, that was exciting! 2 KIDS AND TEENS NEWS PILOT – WORKING SCRIPT 3 TOMMY Yep. That’s where we should be right now, but instead let’s hear about your next story. INT. SINGLE SHOT TONYA TONYA OK, so the next story is a really cute one. Today we are going to go directly to the LA ZOO and hear from KARLA who is on- scene for the birth of a very special little baby named “Zooba”. She is a two day old baby elephant who is just figuring out how to get along. How about it KARLA, are you there? EXT. LA ZOO – KARLA AT ELEPHANT HABITAT AREA KARLA Hi Tonya, I’m loving it out here at the LA ZOO! You have got to come see Zooba…she’s sooo cute! There is quite a crowd around her right now, so let’s see if we can get any closer to get a good look. EXT. LA ZOO – KARLA NEXT TO BABY ELEPHANT KARLA (CONT.) This is our little sweetheart Zooba. She is two days old, she already weighs 38 pounds and she eats all day long. Her first two nights were kind of rocky they said, she didn’t get much sleep. The elephant caretakers said that she might have some sort of sinus infection that causes her breathing to be tougher than normal. They have since given her a few shots and it seems to be working just fine. Let’s hope that she gets a really good nights sleep tonight. But, Tonya, you really have to see this little cutie up close and personal, they are extending the LA ZOO hours until 8:00pm all this week if people would like to come say “Hi” to Zooba. Now, back to you guys in the studio. INT. TWO SHOT TONYA AND TOMMY 3 KIDS AND TEENS NEWS PILOT – WORKING SCRIPT 4 TONYA Oh my gosh, I want one! Wouldn’t that be sooo much fun to have your very own baby elephant? TOMMY That would be all right, but I don’t know where you’re going to put her mommy. That’s going to be a problem. But if any of you want to go visit Zooba, you can go to our website www.kidsandteensnews.com and print out a discount LA ZOO pass to go see Zooba yourself. INT. THREE SHOT OF TOMMY, TONYA, AND JIMMY TOMMY (CONT.) Now we have a different type of story that involves your health and we have a health specialist on our panel that does a lot of online searching for good things for you and I to eat that also tastes great. Jimmy? INT. SINGLE SHOT OF JIMMY JIMMY That’s right Tommy. It’s getting more and more difficult to know what we should eat and what we shouldn’t eat. Our parents have to make most of the decisions for us, but we also need to educate ourselves on what extra foods are healthy and what’s not. I’m sure our parents have the dinners pretty much figured out, but what about snacking? I know that in the afternoon, I reach for chocolate or candy or something sweet. Do you know that the urges for junk food come from our brain, and it’s telling us that we need certain good foods at that particular time? We think chocolate and caramel, but our brain is saying carbohydrates and glucose. So, how do we make both happy? Well, the best thing is to always…………………(to be cont.) 4