FADE IN: INT, INTOWN RESTAURANT, NOON PHYLLIS, a thirty-something single, sits with her best friend JANEEN eating and dishing. PHYLLIS So I order a martini last night and spot this guy on the other side of the bar… JANEEN waves for the waiter, who passes them by, and PHYLLIS looks at his behind, grins and…

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FADE IN: INT.  AUDITORIUM Muffled CROWD NOISE as average-looking SCREENWRITER nervously blinks and darts eyes… PULL BACK – …as s/he sits amongst a glamorous audience CUT TO – INT.  AWARDS STAGE Stunningly gorgeous ACTRESS fondles an envelope as gorgeous ACTOR devilishly looks on. ACTRESS                         And the Oscar goes to… CUT TO – INT. …

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“So, what’s your favorite movie?” he asked. “Oh, I would say—“ “Yeah, well,” he interrupted.  “That’s kinda impossible, huh?” “Nope, it’s easy — 1976’s ‘Network.’” Honestly, there are many magical movies I love, but this black comedy struck gold as it satirized a flailing network’s entertainment division taking over news programming.  The movie features great…

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