Future President Shaw

Senator Shaw gets a grand introduction

Extract from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay

By J.K. Rowling

A large ornately decorated hall, covered in patriotic emblems. Hundreds of glamorously dressed people sit at round tables, looking towards a stage at the far end. Over this stage hangs a large poster of SENATOR SHAW with a slogan reading ‘America’s Future’.

An ANNOUNCER stands behind the microphone.

ANNOUNCER
… now tonight’s keynote speaker needs no introduction from me. He’s been mentioned as a future President – and if you don’t believe me, just read his daddy’s newspapers –

Indulgent laughter from the crowd. We see SHAW SR and LANGDON seated at a table, surrounded by the crème de la crème of New York society.

ANNOUNCER
- Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Senator for New York, Henry Shaw!

Tumultuous applause. SENATOR SHAW bounds forwards, acknowledges the cheers, pointing and winking at intimates in the crowd, and mounts the steps.


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay

By J.K. Rowling