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How it’s done

No ad libbing from the script

Posted: December 20, 2013 at 4:55 a.m.

FROM THE audience’s perspective, we see a group of reporters, mostly with their backs to us, either outside a courtroom or at a hastily called news conference. The Beautiful People are wielding microphones. The rumpled-shirt types are holding pens and notebooks. Everybody is milling and mumbling. Suddenly the lights from the video cameras come on, and the milling MEDIA PACK turns to the right to see the star’s entrance.

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Editorial, Pages 19 on 12/20/2013

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