@Lyrebird - Helen Johnston - 19 - Actress
@Terram Validus - Yannick Chatrieux - 22 - Actor
@Mako - Clyde Winchester - 27 - Agent
@Midorikawa - Dahlila Lynch - 19 - Journalist/Scriptwriter
@Flaze - Diego Montez - 23 - Director
Events That Matter - 1924
- Death of Lenin. Stalin takes over the USSR
- 1924 Winter Olympics in Chamonix - The First one ever
- Calvin Coolidge delivers a radio address from the White House
- MGM is founded - Rival Company
- First Around the World Flight is completed in 175 days
- Calvin Coolidge wins Presidential Election
- The Sea Hawk is the Film of the Year
- Columbia Pictures exists as CBC change their name
Events that Matter - 1925
- The Great Gatsby is published
- Chrysler Corporation is founded
- Mein Kampf is published
- First Television Pictures
- Premiere of Ben Hur - Costs more than $4m to produce
- Big Parade is the highest grossing film
- The Gold Rush - Charlie Chaplin is released
- Debuts of Gary Cooper and Joan Crawford
17/10/1925 or 10/17/1925 - Los Angeles, California
A young man was holding a brown envelope as he was running towards a giant office. He ran through a flight of stairs until he reached the right door. He knocked on it twice and then opened it. "A parcel for Mr. Harrison and Mr. Lange." He told a receptionist who smiled at pointed at the correct office. "Thanks doll." She then rolled her eyes and she continued to file some more files.
The young man could hear talk from the office where he was supposed to do deliver the envelope. He knocked on the door and was greeted by two older gentlemen. "So Rixon as the scout for this company. What have you found and remember your job is on the line for this." Mr. Lange opened a box of cigars. "Rixon? Please make yourself at ease and have a cigar or a drink?"
"No thank you sir but I have found these great bunch of dames and lades. First I'll tell you about the directors." Rixon started to talk as he looked at both Mr. Harrison and Mr. Lange.
"There is a director from Spain called Diego Montez. Done great work in Europe and they call him a charmer. He can get some great movies going and should work for peanuts cause he is naive about America and the world and he is gonna be a star for our manipulation. I got his work here." Rixon threw a couple of photos of Diego on the table. "A looker as well too bad he ain't on camera."
"He seems interesting Rixon and we have others lined up but we need a star. What do you have?" Mr. Harrison asked. "MGM and Columbia they have stars. We better watch out for Warner Bros as well I heard rumors that they were going to have sound soon. You know speech on the camera." Mr. Lange added. "I don't think that will take off but we should see if that is the case."
Rixon smirked as he threw down another picture on the table. "She ain't a star but they say she can write a good book. She ain't a looker compared to others but she's a scriptwriter. She has interest from other companies and she's a dame and a half. She's a flapper if you know what I mean. Dahlila Lynch and she's a Brooklyn gal like yourself Mr. Lange. We also have some agent called Clyde Winchester. He's a stiff but he knows business. He will get you going with the stars."
"Yes but what about the stars?" Mr. Harrison asked impatiently. "Oh right." Rixon started to explain the actor and the actress. "The actor is a great silent film worker. From Europe and the dames want him and the guys want to be like him. You know but he is a little bit of a stiff. One of those romance guys that can draw in the crowd. Bit of a snob though, you know a daddy if you know what I mean. Yannick Chatrieux, 22. Don't see him rivaling anyone as he is himself."
Rixon smiled as he pulled out the last picture. "Your other star. She is a theater actress learnt her craft from overseas and here. A doll I mean just look at her. She can be a future asset that will even outshine Clara Bow. However she ain't worth much now so you think that this doll is all about potential. Helen Johnston."
Mr. Lange and Mr. Harrison looked at all the information. "Yannick and Diego will help us grow a lot. Ms. Johnston I am a bit uncertain. Would anyone want to her watch her?" Mr. Lange asked Rixon. "I say yes because look at her but her range is pretty limited. Yannick would be a current star but I think Helen can go places. Diego is going to be a long star to keep with you. I would take a risk on Helen but Yannick is worth it now and Clyde you need a savvy agent and Dahlila is a great writer."
Mr. Harrison looked at Rixon. "We will tell them to come here for an interview and a tour. I'll get Daisy to send them letters. You have done very well Rixon but please leave now."
Right: Basically in your first post (my second) you will just sit at the office. Dahlila will just talk to a writer since it is her future job for the interview. Clyde will have a proper interview just like Diego while Helen and Yannick will have a screen test of their choice (Silent screen test though). So everyone will be having an interview basically around the same time.