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in Filmmaking
on Aug 11, 2005

I’ve only recently glommed on to The Reeler, a new blog hosted by Indiewire, and I have enjoyed editor S.T. VanAirsdale’s (really!) funny and sometimes combative take on our industry.

So I was sorry not to bump into him at our Filmmaker “25 New Faces” launch party last week. In his blog he asks readers to email him if they actually spotted a real live filmmaker at the soiree since he didn’t see one there other than a few friends of his. Well, S.T., sorry you didn’t make it to the V.I.P. room, but I was back there chatting with Mary Scorsese, who dropped by after a day of shooting at the Brooklyn Navy Yards. Darren Aronofsky screened an early cut of The Fountain off his laptop for anyone who was interested. And I tried to console Michael Bay, who was still bumming over the opening of The Island.

Um… seriously, though, I missed the party as I was up at the yearly Creative Capital retreat in Aurora, New York with a bunch of filmmakers — like two of our “25 New Faces,” Brent Green and Jake Mahaffy — and folks like Indiewire’s Eugene Hernandez. But I’ll try to attend the next one — and yes, there will be a next one — with some real live filmmakers in tow for S.T. to meet.

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