Saturday, June 25, 2016

#HEATWAVE 2016: Screenplay by JC Langelle--#ERSKINEFIRE, & OTHER SCENES--


#HEATWAVE 2016
by JC Langelle
WGA Reg 3rd789mm
(c) 2016 reconpresseusa

#HEATWAVE 2016--Los Angeles Under the Sun--SCREENP...
#HEATWAVE 2016--Laguna Beach--SCREENPLAY IN PROGRE...
#HEATWAVE 2016--California Bear Dispatch--SCREENPL...
#HEATWAVE 2016--Sherpa Fire--SCREENPLAY IN PROGRES...
#HEATWAVE 2016 --Scene Five--Hollywood--SCREENPLAY...
#HEATWAVE 2016--Scene Six--Lake Isabella--State of Emergency-...



SCENE SEVEN--Iridium GO

EXT. Early Morning at the shopping mall where most of the news crews have set up rear echelon command posts. Highlander pulls to a stop near the KFWY van. Nearby, a Skylife helicopter descends through the haze and settles down on a makeshift landing zone across from the mall. An ambulance is seen departing from an area where a newsvan is marked  KTTV, Fox, Los Angeles and headed toward the Skylife chopper.

SOLDIER hops out of the Highlander and walks over to the KFWY newsvan where JOCK is busy going over some wiring.

SOLDIER
Good Morning

JOCK
Hello, need something?

SOLDIER
I'm looking for Nancy Nolay, your producer down in Los Angeles said I might be able to find her here.

JOCK
And who are you?

SOLDIER
Tim Soldier from the California Bear Dispatch.

JOCK
She went out to the fire line with Phelps.

SOLDIER
Godfrey Phelps?

JOCK
That's right.

SOLDIER (pointing to Skylife)
Looks like someone had a casualty.

JOCK
That's Lisa B. from the Fox L.A. Morning Show, she and her cameraman got fried last night when the winds shifted and they got caught in the fire, toasted their newsvan and they barely made it out. Now Phelps and Nancy are out there looking to become toasted marshmallows.  They wanted to take the van but I pulled the rotor off the distributor.

SOLDIER
They hard up for taking pics of burning sagebrush?

JOCK (laughing)
No, actually, Nancy showed up unexpected like and had some crazy story she relayed to Phelps about some kidnapping or hijacking or something, I only caught part of it.

SOLDIER
They say where they were going?

JOCK
I did see them looking at a firemap and how to get around it to the other side, past Red Rock and over on the road into Indian Wells.




HECTOR hops out of the Highlander, motions for SOLDIER.

SOLDIER
Thanks

JOCK
You going out there?

SOLDIER
Confidentially, I'm on the same trail as Nancy only one of our field journalists has turned up missing.

JOCK
If you run into Nancy, bring her back, alive; you can leave Phelps.


SOLDIER returns to the  Highlander, grabs HECTOR, drags him across the boulevard to where the Skylife is loading LISA B. and her CAMERAMAN. Both are charred, wrapped in bandages and sedated.

SOLDIER (to FIRST RESPONDER)
They look in bad shape.

RESPONDER
They might even pull through if we get them to the  USC Medical Center in time, you friends?

SOLDIER
Only seen Lisa's Morning Show a couple times. Anybody else out there?

RESPONDER
Yeah, we saw some crazy blonde bitch driving an SUV out toward Red Rock right through the fire lines, didn't stop for anybody. Had some dippy looking clown with a small video camera, probably a couple of rubberneckers. Sheriff ignored them, he and his deoputies have enough to do.

SOLDIER and HECTOR hustle back to the Highlander.

HECTOR
Cellphones are down, the whole system locally has crashed. If Picasso got through to the Governor's office for that tracking request and fireline pass, there's no way of knowing it..

Back at the Highlander, FATIMA is leaning on the front of the SUV reading a text on her mobile phone.

HECTOR
Fatima, sending out texts won't do you much good, all the towers are down from the tower.

FATIMA  points to a small item next to her bag on the hood, it's an Iridium GO satellite mobile data link.



FATIMA ( hands her phone to SOLDIER)
Here Tim, I got through to Picasso and he's sent out these co-ordinates for Yesenia's location, and here's the Governors fireline pass.

SOLDIER
A satellite data link.

FATIMA
Right, my father set it up for me when I was on the road back home. We can set up the app on your phones.

SOLDIER pans the parking lot where all the news people are tapping and punching their mobile phones, some tossing them on the ground.

FATIMA
Let's get back on the road, that drive over to the other side of Red Rock is a long haul, right through the heart of the fire.

HECTOR (hands phone to SOLDIER, trotting toward the supermarket)
Give me a few minutes to go over to Von's and load up on supplies.

SOLDIER
And ice, bring plenty of ice..!!

SOLDIER and FATIMA go about setting up satellite access on phones and examine the map co-ordinates.



TO BE CONTINUED

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