Clara is on the phone with a producer she met at a premiere:
Tell me, would you be interested in discussing the script together, to see if there's a role for you in Quentin's film? Are you up for it?
Up for it? Well, of course! Thank you for giving me this opportunity.
You're welcome. We need to bet on the young ones, otherwise, we end up making films with a bunch of old farts.
Oh, I wouldn't say that... But thank you! Thank you so much.
Are you available today?
Today? Um... yes, I can make myself available. What time?
How about 9:30 PM? Does that work for you?
9:30 PM, um... Yes, okay, that works. Where should I go then?
The easiest way is for you to come to the hotel. I'll be in a meeting with the marketing team, but we should be done by then.
To the hotel?...
Yes. When I'm travelling, it's kind of my base camp, you know? Just ask for my room at the reception, and you can come up. I'll send you the address.
But... Is it...
I need to go. Quentin's here. I'll see you tonight. Kisses.
Yes, yes... See you tonight.
Clara calls her friend, Shanda, a journalist:
Shanda? How's it going?
Clara? It's been a while! Is everything okay?
I'm fine. Tell me, I need an expert's opinion. Do you have a minute?
I have an appointment for a role in a feature film, and...
Thank you. Yes, I'm happy. So, I have to meet Hubert Vinpierre at...
What do you mean "whoa"?
What? Is he... dangerous?
Yes, like. He's never been convicted, but everyone knows. Where did he ask to meet you?
Um... At... Hm... In a café.
Okay. Don't let him take you anywhere else. Under no circumstances.
Even if he says it's for a reading or an audition, you refuse.
Even for an audition?
Yes, even for an audition. If he wants to see you, he should go through your agent, and you should go with someone. In fact, you should go with your agent to this meeting.
But the thing is... I'm between two agents right now.
Do you want me to come? Which café is it?
No, no, don't bother. I'll manage.
I can be there.
No, no, thanks. It should be fine in a public place.
Are you sure?
On the phone with Sergio, her sound engineer friend:
Ciao Bella ! Come va?
Hi Claudio, am I bothering you?
In between takes, but it's taking forever. What's up?
Tell me: I'm looking for a recording device.
A recording device? What for?
You know, like those small microphones you hide in collars.
A wireless microphone? What are you filming?
It's not... it's not exactly a shoot.
So, what is it?
It's a long story. I need to record someone without it being too obvious...
I see. Why don't you just use your phone?
I thought about that, but I'm afraid someone might call or... if I need to take notes. I'd prefer a small hidden microphone.
You don't need a wireless microphone, you need a small recorder. A... what do they call it, the ones secretaries have?
Exactly, a dictaphone. You can get one at an electronics store, it's cheap. Turn it on, put it in your pocket, and you're good to go.
Okay. Great. Thanks a lot. I'll do that.
Everything okay? You're not in trouble, are you?
No, no. On the contrary, my career is taking off! At least I hope so.
Ah! Fingers crossed then.
Yes, fingers crossed.
Upcoming in "Hotel Meeting":
The dictaphone that Clara buys requires pressing the button twice to start recording. That evening, due to stress, she only presses it once.