Enter the runners, brought in as a stunt company by the director. Pay is 1k¥ per runner per week plus hazard pay, negotiably up to 1250¥ per week. The PCs get salvage rights for anyone attacking the production as long as theyre subtle about it.
Mages with healing, levitation, or illusion spells will be popular. Shamans capable of summoning spirits to Guard the production will be especially popular. Street sams and physical adepts can be easily brought in as minor characters and stuntmen, especially if any mages have Physical Mask to keep their identities from being known. Riggers can do a great deal for remote control stunt driving.
Since the runners are not members of the Screen Actors Guild, they cannot have speaking parts, and they will usually be wearing sagless masks, stretchable masks that adhere to the face with a descendent of spirit gum. The masks have boldly constrasting lines against their background color that make it easy for computers to morph a face on top of them, and enable considerable recycling of extras.
The movie, Thunder and Lightning, is a tale of two women: Donna Chen, a maverick cop from Hong Kong, and Danielle Levin, a Special Forces troooper discharged on trumped-up charges when she wouldnt participate in a gun-running ring. Donnas trying to stem the flow of illegal weapons, while Danis seeking to clear her name. Naturally, a great deal of violence, car chases, and explosions ensue. Dani likes Ares products, while Donna prefers Shiawase? (check on manufacturers). (Guess whos sponsoring the film?)
This is a fine chance to just start throwing in bits and pieces to fill out the evening, bringing in the extraction of Christy Chan by several shadowrunners when its getting to be time to wrap up. Fill in with car bombs, go-gangs hired to interrupt car chases, street gangs hired to to crash the set... and throw in a few ordinary action scenes just for fun.
Rohana Azure, with her trademark blonde eyes and blue hair, has been playing a James Bond-style secret agent for years now. While this isnt her traditional role, shes perfect for the part.