22.10.2011 20 °C
The irony of how our few days in LA ended last night is not lost on me. We found ourselves in the middle of the Beverley Hills Film Festival launch party. Enjoying a quiet drink and meal by the pool, we were eventually surrounded by producers, directors, actors and actresses all networking to promote and market “their” new film. There were beautiful people, there were old has been actors, young starlets, producers, writers and directors with their stars on the rise. The paparazzi were there (not photographing us) and it was lights, camera, action! We were like wall flowers except for the fact that a few lovely people came up and spoke to us, thinking of course that we were in the film industry (M is often mistaken for Tom Selleck!). Ric-producer and host of Digital Village KPFK radio show told us a bit about the way forward in digital radio; Pete talked to us about being a correspondent and producer. Read on......
However, we spent most of the night with some very friendly people who wondered why we were sitting there with our laptop on. It turns out that they have a movie that is about to be shown in many countries around the world, including Australia. “Walk a mile in my Pradas” will have its premier screening tomorrow at the Festival and then around the world over the next few months. The executive producer Brian was a great guy –Finance/Economics background, so we had lots to talk about. Gregarious Jackie is an actor and also has an Accounting business; Rick the screenwriter has spent eight years developing the script for this movie and is also an actor and producer. We talked for hours and enjoyed the buzz of the night and learning about the film industry. It was a typical LA end to our stay here, albeit one that most tourists DON’T get to experience. (M was in heaven!)
Promo: Go and see “ Walk a mile in my Pradas” when it hits the big screen. The movie is about two guys, one straight and one gay who switch places one Christmas. It is a funny and heart warming film. It stars Tom Arnold, Mike Starr, Tom Archdeacon, Dee Wallace, Kristen Lea and Nathaniel Marston.