INT THE COMMITTEE MEETING DAY
In the committee’s room, 6 board members are seated round a wooden oval table
with Frank’s back to them, standing, looking out a large window with view of the course.
President TED POTTER (60) tall, slim, suit; stands up from his chair at the head of the table.
TED (Pointing his finger)
I don’t have to remind the committee and our Chairman MR BART BOURKE that our
club is in dire financial straits and I for one, say we sell the place off
now without going into further debt with the banks!
INT BART STANDS IN COMMITTEE ROOM DAY
Bart pushes his chair back and stands up.
BART (In a stern voice)
My grandfather CHARLIE BOURKE started this club 150 years ago for the good of the
town people of GOBBLE GOBBLE and it was his dream that we continue racing
for many more years to come.
I strongly oppose The President’s stupid suggestions of selling out!
We own 5,000 prime native acres of land here and visitors far and wide come to our club
for our 6 meetings a year.
TED (Waving finger at BART)
Sounds all good and proper Mr Chairman but how do you suggest we meet the banks deadlines?
I have an investor that is keen to buy outright; right now, with a very
good offer here on the table.
(Holds up a group of papers and bangs them on the table)
I say we close down today and take a vote for the sale!
BART (looking at Ted)
I still cannot understand how for the life of me we owe $30,000 to
the banks when we own the land, have sponsors, mind you a few more would
be better and local crowds coming in.
Overheads Mr Chairman, it is called overheads, or have you never heard of them?
INT FRANK TURNS FROM WINDOW DAY
Frank dressed in light blue shirt and jeans, turns holding his coffee cup,
walk’s down to the board table.
What you need is a great marketing idea to make this year’s Cup the best the
club has ever had to get out of debt.
INT TED TURNS TO FRANK DAY
Frank walks down to board table.
You need to promote the Cup meeting with a new idea for a bumper
crowd to increase sponsor’s dollars for the day.
We need to think of a big head line act to let everybody know what a
great day we will be holding.
We have tried damn hard to get more sponsors but the corporate monies
are harder and harder to find son.
(Ted BANGS his fists on the board table, waves his arms wildly)
Let’s slash the prize money in half, double food and drink prices and
triple the entrance fees?
(Bart walks to head of board table)
BART (Angry at POTTER)
Then you cut the lively hood for local trainers and prize money to
the owners and they will abandon our meeting.
Then you will end up with no club!
INT TED WAS WORTH A TRY DAY
It was worth a try, I suggest we sell now to my buyer!
(Frank walks over to challenge Ted)
FRANK (Fade in)
Why are you in such a hurry to sell the club off POTTER?
I am not, but it is just not financial to keep going.
We are fighting a losing battle to stay afloat and I say sell!
(Frank walks back to the window and looks out)
Do we still lease those 500 acres of bush retreat to the
GOBBLE GOBBLE Nudist Colony behind the hills?
INT TED WALKS OVER TO WINDOW DAY
Ted turns towards the window.
Yes! Why, you want to charge them more rent?
INT COMMITTEE MEMBER DAY
Seated at the table, speaks up.
Committee Member #1
Their nudist club has nearly 4,000 members from miles around,
it’s big business now!
INT FRANK ABOUT NUDIST DAY
Turns around from the window.
FRANK (in a dream)
Wow! Now that’s one hell of a lot of naked people!
I’ve been down there hundreds of times when a kid; hiding in the bushes,
watching them play and jump around naked. I always wanted to join.
INT TED BLOODY NUDIST DAY
What are you thinking son?
TED (Shaking his head)
Bloody nudist! If I had my way I would close them down and kick ‘em out!
COME TO THE GOBBLE GOBBLE NUDIST COLONY!
What a disgusting name!
INT FRANK WALKS AWAY FROM WINDOW DAY
FADE IN: Frank walks back to the boardroom table.
FRANK (talks at committee)
Why not invite the nudist colony to our Cup meeting?
We could hold a world first, A NAKED DAY AT THE RACES?
Get some huge publicity and that guarantees a big crowd!
TED (Walking down from window)
You’re off your rocker?
Nudist race goers at MY club!
Yeh! I can see the press now; they would have a field day with that;
INT FRANK AND MEDIA DAY
Frank raises both arms up in the air.
Exactly, that’s what I mean.
Country wide free publicity to come to our meeting.
I ask you, why not?
The course would be packed, more sponsors sign up and we may
even hold a live broad cast coverage of the day’s events?
I have broadcasting contacts in the city that might be interested in this.
You have to be f%$king mad FRANK!
I am not letting a bunch of nudist run around at MY club!
COMMITTEE MEMBER #1
What if they had to cover their lower parts, half naked, it may just work!
If we can just get a few more thousand people to our meeting, the club is
out of debt!
This is ridiculous, I say we fold and sell up now!
I say we have a vote on it? All those in favour of the
GOBBLE GOBBLE Nudist Colony coming to our meeting; raise their hands?
(5 of the 6 voting members raise their hands)
All those against the nudist colony raise their hand.
(Ted shrugs his shoulders and grumbles to himself)
INT FRANK TALKS MARKETING DAY
FRANK (With a big grin)
Good, that settles it, we have a unanimous decision in the GOBBLE GOBBLE Nudist
Colony coming to our meeting.
I will get stuck straight away into my marketing plans.
I wouldn’t miss this meeting for quids!
This will never work!
Mr James Conway CEO 28.8
“The Best Fitness Tipping Site in the World!”