Sunday, April 22, 2007
'twas my first trip to paris! first trip to europe actually... the MIP-TV convention in Cannes trying to sell an animated trailer as a TV series. Mr. Fujii developed 2 properties- one animated in Paris and one in LA. Though the experience was very "conventiony" (alot of standing in front of the booth hawking to potential distibutors & partners), being in the company of both veteran & maverick animators from France made for a welcoming & inspiring week. Having movies, animation and art in common was the best common ground one could ask for...
Monday, April 9, 2007
Sunday, April 1, 2007
'tis hard to know what's safe to say; what might come back to bite you on the ass - perhaps safer said as 'sayings'. on my links list i have the 'hucksblog' site; the pithy name of the site " i find your lack of faith disturbing" i cant figure out how to list . anyway, it's a blog by a screenwriter who writes w/o the slightest trace of fear as he lays bare all that is fucked-up in hollywood- it's shockingly bold (& funny). so, in the middle of a recent all-nighter, i find myself feeling right in the middle of all that is f-ed in h'wd, and being fond of coming up with 'sayings' my latest is , "... this job is hard enough when they help!...". feeling as we were, under-appreciated & rudder-less. that saying came on the heels of an even more dour one; said to my well-liked co-worker, ..." i so look forward to working with you - on the NEXT movie!...". i think my favorite saying came from norman reynolds, " the best part of the job is the first phone call"