Ted Darling

The driver was a young man. Brown skin, white t-shirt, baseball cap. Jazz blasted from his car stereo. Charlotte hated jazz, but that was probably a character flaw on her part, so she wouldn’t hold it against this stranger. ... He had a friendly face, which was saved from being handsome by too-prominent front teeth. “Want anything?”

In Charlotte Dent, Ted Darling is the director of Queen of Angels. Prior to that, he directed some film called Runaway Train. He's a good guy. He and Charlotte get along well. He's childhood friends with Charlotte's agent, Rick Tooley.