Quicktime Player does not respond to acivate command


I’m sure this is a simple issue, but I am not a sophisticated scripter. I write very simple scripts and ran into a strange problem. The activate command will launch Quicktime Player, but it will not bring it to the front when running in the background. If Quicktime Player is running and I run the script:

tell application “QuickTime Player”
end tell

the script remains in the front, and any commands after the activate command the script attempts to run on itself. This is only happening with QuickTime Player.

Quicktime Player 10.2 OSX 10.8.5

Thank you.