This week, Studio Reader Stan meets with his literary agent and, as usual, comes away far more miserable than when he began.
Studio Reader Stan meets with his literary agent, Mischa Broom.
Mischa Broom: Yeah, Studio Reader Stan, this Christmas script you
wrote – I’m not going out with it. No one wants Christmas movies.
Studio Reader Stan: Oh... Well, did you like the writing at least?
Mischa Broom: I don't know, I didn't read it. I saw the word Christmas on page one, and stopped.
Studio Reader Stan: Why are you against Christmas movies? It seems to me if you have a good one, not only will it be a hit during Christmas time, but it could be a yearly TV staple.
Mischa Broom: Look, I know my business. You do the writing and I’ll do the not sending it out. Got it?
Studio Reader Stan: But it doesn't make sense to completely dismiss it just because you're not a fan of the genre. Is there some reason, unbeknownst to me, that you're basing your decision on?
Mischa Broom: Yeah, my friend Judy Robbins over at New Line said she didn’t like them. Happy now?
Studio Reader Stan: You're basing it on one person?
Mischa Broom: Of course not. I’m not crazy... My fiancé doesn’t like them either.
Studio Reader Stan: Is he a producer?
Mischa Broom: No. An underwear model... If he gets the gig, that is.
Studio Reader Stan: So because ONE executive and ONE aspiring underwear model dislike Christmas movies, you won't read my script.
Mischa Broom: Look, I have ten thousand things I'm trying to do. How many people do you expect me to talk to?
Studio Reader Stan: You could have at least found another underwear model to confer with.
Mischa Broom: Sorry, don't have the time.
Studio Reader Stan: But it took me six months to write that script.
Mischa Broom: Six months? I heard Rome Marriott wrote a script in less than a week. And they’re filming it. She’s putting you to shame.
Studio Reader Stan leaves, defeated again.