Characters don't show up automatically

It always does this:
Show background
Wait a second
Characters show up

Script example(s):
INT. HOME NURSERY PINK - DAY

FILTER: Sepia

@set hsl 5 -50 8 colorize with blendMode NORMAL to 100% in 0.1

@overlay STRAPPED TOTE CHIHUAHUA WHITE PINK BROWN create

@overlay STRAPPED TOTE CHIHUAHUA WHITE PINK BROWN opacity 0

@overlay STRAPPED TOTE CHIHUAHUA WHITE PINK BROWN shifts to 56 93
@overlay STRAPPED TOTE CHIHUAHUA WHITE PINK BROWN scales to 0.496 0.496

@overlay STRAPPED TOTE CHIHUAHUA WHITE PINK BROWN moves to layer 1

@overlay STRAPPED TOTE CHIHUAHUA WHITE PINK BROWN opacity 1

@MOM changes into MOM_default

@YOU changes into toddler YOU

@zoom reset

@YOU moves to layer 2

@MOM moves to layer 2

@YOU spot 0.875 259 57

@MOM spot 1.280 69 22

@YOU faces left
@MOM faces right

@MOM is sing_doowop_loop AND YOU is dance_disco_loop

@pause for 4

@YOU is run_fall

@YOU is stand_up

@YOU is laugh_guffaw AND MOM is laugh_chuckle

    MOM (talk_gossip)
You are a real gem , [FIRSTNAME].

AND:
@pan to zone 1
@overlay COUNTER SIMPLE opacity 0

@add Blue Baby Bundle to BGC6
@BGC6 spot 0.884 130 164

@BGC6 moves to layer 2

@BGC6 is rock_baby_prop_loop

AND:

INT. HOSPITAL BASEMENT ROOM - NIGHT

@RAYLEEN changes into RAYLEEN_default

@YOU changes into Battered

@YOU spot 1.280 270 0

@zoom reset

@YOU is idle_fallen

@RAYLEEN spot 1.280 50 0

@RAYLEEN faces right

@RAYLEEN is idle_hold_gun

@RAYLEEN is fall

use an & instead of an @

where?

INT. HOME NURSERY PINK - DAY

&set hsl 5 -50 8 colorize with blendMode NORMAL to 100% in 0.1

&overlay STRAPPED TOTE CHIHUAHUA WHITE PINK BROWN create

&overlay STRAPPED TOTE CHIHUAHUA WHITE PINK BROWN opacity 0

&overlay STRAPPED TOTE CHIHUAHUA WHITE PINK BROWN shifts to 56 93
&overlay STRAPPED TOTE CHIHUAHUA WHITE PINK BROWN scales to 0.496 0.496

&overlay STRAPPED TOTE CHIHUAHUA WHITE PINK BROWN moves to layer 1

&overlay STRAPPED TOTE CHIHUAHUA WHITE PINK BROWN opacity 1

@MOM changes into MOM_default

@YOU changes into toddler YOU

&YOU moves to layer 2

&MOM moves to layer 2

&YOU spot 0.875 259 57 AND YOU is dance_disco_loop AND YOU faces left

&MOM spot 1.280 69 22 AND MOM is sing_doowoop_loop AND MOM faces right

@zoom reset

@pause for 4

Try something like this, or play around with it till you like how it flows

What about the other ones (It’s hard to tell where to put the & symbol)

If you want your characters to appear already on the screen, use the &

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Am I doing this right? It didn’t fix the issue for the scenario:

@pan to zone 1

&BGC6 spot 0.884 130 164

&BGC6 moves to layer 2

&overlay COUNTER SIMPLE opacity 0

@add Blue Baby Bundle to BGC6

&BGC6 is rock_baby_prop_loop

@FREINDZONE moves to layer 3

@FREINDZONE enters from left to screen center AND FREINDZONE is walk_exhausted
@FREINDZONE faces left

Is this the beginning of the scene or does this happen later on?

The beginning of this scene