Skip to content


“They didn’t mention the exact amount,” says the actress, “but I understand it was quite generous.”

Clemson shrugs a face. “Not important,” he says, “I would have given it anyway, but when I saw the top prize was having you read my screenplay…”

She smiles, and braces herself. “Yes, well, we should get started.”

“Of course.” He rummages. “Um. As long as we’re talking, would you mind reading some of it aloud?”

“I suppose not.”

“Starting with the title?” He plops it over.

“Telephone Directory,” she hesitates, “City of Los Angeles.”

“You can just start in the Js,” Clemson says dreamily.