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Karen Thompson (Supporting)

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Casting "Deadline," a short film about America's most watched and most controversial political news opinion show. The script explores how far each side is willing to go in order to...more

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Female, ages 18-26, Caucasian

Role Description

Karen Thompson: (Supporting) one of the newest producers on "The Final Word," a news opinion talk show in the same vein as "The O'Reilly Factor," recently graduated from Columbia's School of Journalism, has the looks, smarts, and confidence to make it as an on-air personality herself (this position is just the start), the kind of girl who campaigned and won every student body president election she ran for, resents the fact that people assume she has gotten everywhere in life because of her looks, which makes her weary of the "boys club" she's now a part of, feels she needs to try that much harder to prove that she's just as capable as any of her male colleagues.

Auditions

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Karen Sides

INT. HALLWAY, CHB NEWS
Back in her blackberry as they walk and talk.
KAREN
We have you in for six right now.
Ted is going to do a small intro, *
then he’s going to toss to a quick
sound-up from the ad, which will *
play for about twelve seconds, then
we’re going to come out right back *
to Ted, where he’ll introduce and
toss to you, ok?
JAMES
Did you get the pictures of my wife
I e-mailed this morning? *
KAREN
Yes, we’ll roll them in during the *
segment. And we have your *
permission to use them online for
up to a year, correct?
JAMES
Yes.
KAREN
Perfect.
INT. STUDIO, CHB NEWS
The FLOOR MANAGER wires James up with a WIRELESS MIC. Ted
stays at his desk in the BG, out of focus.
JAMES *
How many people do you think are *
watching right now? *
KAREN *
We don’t get those figures until *
the following day, but the show *
averages about two million a night. *
O’Connell gets maybe a quarter of *
that if he’s lucky. It’s why we’re *
number one in our time slot and *
he’s stuck in a distant third. I’m *
guessing that fact had at least *
some part in your decision *
making... *
JAMES *
It absolutely did. *
KAREN *
But please don’t let that make you *
nervous, just be yourself, and *
you’ll do fine. *
James smiles and nods. *
KAREN (CONT’D) *
Oh, also, make sure your cell phone *
is turned all the way off. It *
interferes with the sound
otherwise. Or I can hold onto it *
for you if you want. *
JAMES
I don’t have a cell phone.
KAREN
Perfect.