If her parents tell her it's a scam and it's not and she loses an opportunity, we've ruined her future. So I had to debunk her myself. I took the telephone from her.
It filled me with a certain amount of perverse glee.
What's the process, exactly? I asked.
Oh. We do movies like Mr. and Mrs. Smith and Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Nacho Libre, etc. etc.
What exactly do you "do" with Angelina and Brad?
We don't do Ang and B, we do actors and actresses like them.
What part did you play in Mr. and Mrs. Smith and Nacho Libre?
I'm sorry, I mean movies LIKE those.
What actresses and actors do you personally work with?
Due to legalities, I am not really at liberty to disclose that.
Of course not.
What we do is we have an audition and if there is raw talent, I pass it onto my agents. If the talent needs to be developed, we offer training ..... Ah. There it is.
So this training, is it in L.A. or here in Podunk Town, Utah?
Oh, in Utah, of course.
I don't really know. I'm a director so I don't get into the details of that.
You're a director in Hollywood, calling from a call center and doing scouting?! I said this in the most friendly voice.
Oh, not THAT kind of director (she laughs nervously). I am a director at the company I am working for.
Fantastic. Will you spell your name for me? Full name. And what's the telephone number where I can reach you after I've talked to my people? Perfect. I'll let you know.
Then I begged my daughter for any more calls from Hollywood. It was a lot like fun. Maybe I need a hobby.