My characters don't move where I want them to

This is what I wrote so far which only makes the characters layer on top of each other. I’ve already tried changing the places many times, but it still unfortunately doesn’t work. Can someone please tell me what the problem is?

Code:
INT. OFFICE - NIGHT

music music_backandforth

@pan to zone 1

@pan to zone 2

@MICHAEL stands screen right AND MICHAEL faces left AND MICHAEL is text_phone_neutral_loop

@SKY enters from left to spot 1.284 143 -20 AND SKY is walk_exhausted

@zoom on SKY to 300% in 0

    SKY (talk_shrug)
Michael?

@zoom on MICHAEL to 300% in 0

    MICHAEL (talk_read_phone_neutral_loop)
Oh, Hey Sky.

@MICHAEL is text_phone_neutral_loop

@zoom on SKY to 300% in 0

@speechbubble is 157 154 to 100% with tail_top_right

    SKY (talk_angry_accuse)
Listen, Michael!
I didn't come here just to watch you text girls on Tinder.

@speechbubble reset

    SKY (talk_angry_arms_crossed)
I'm leaving.

@SKY faces left

@zoom on MICHAEL to 300% in 0

    MICHAEL (talk_read_phone_neutral_loop)
Wait, Sky, You're going to want to see this.

@MICHAEL is arms_crossed AND MICHAEL faces left

@zoom on SKY to 300% in 0

@SKY faces right

    SKY (talk_startled)
See what?


    NARRATOR (ASHLEY)
Hey, girl.

@SKY faces left

@zoom reset

@pan to zone 1

music music_acousticballad

@NOAH stands spot 1.280 147 33 in zone 1 at layer 3
@NOAH faces right AND NOAH is flirt_wink
@MASON stands spot 1.280 123 85 in zone 1 at layer -1
@MASON faces right is flirt_shy
@JACKSON stands spot 1.280 133 72 in zone 1 at layer 1
@JACKSON faces right AND JACKSON is idle_happy
@NICKI stands spot 1.280 190 -3 in zone 1 at layer 2
@NICKI faces right AND NICKI is flirt_wink
@ASHLEY stands spot 1.280 84 -30 in zone 1 at layer 4
@ASHLEY faces right AND ASHLEY is flirt_shy

get rid of stands, it should just be spot

@NOAH spot 1.280 147 33 in zone 1 at layer 3

NOT
@NOAH stands spot 1.280 147 33 in zone 1 at layer 3

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Thank you so much

Oh and by the way, is there any way for them to appear on the screen at the same time?

Hello @Justyna.Writes, this is Sydney the moderator. Welcome to the forums. :smiley: Moved this to Directing Helps and Tips since it’s about coding. Make sure to check out our Forum Tutorial for more info about where to correctly create topics, and feel to PM me if there are any questions. :wink:

Don’t put animations before you add a character, they’ll perform an animation before the next line takes action, so do this instead.

&NOAH spot 1.280 147 33 in zone 1 at layer 3 AND MASON spot 1.280 123 85 in zone 1 at layer -1 AND JACKSON spot 1.280 133 72 in zone 1 at layer 1 AND NICKI spot 1.280 190 -3 in zone 1 at layer 2 AND ASHLEY spot 1.280 84 -30 in zone 1 at layer 4
@NOAH faces right AND NOAH is flirt_wink AND MASON faces right is flirt_shy AND JACKSON faces right AND JACKSON is idle_happy AND NICKI faces right AND NICKI is flirt_wink AND ASHLEY faces right AND ASHLEY is flirt_shy

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Thank you, again.