Hello Hollywood!

Hh I have spent the last four or five days literally sleeping 14 hours a day.

And right now I FEEL GREAT!

I have been to a few parties and taken some meetings – I just love the fact that everyone here is, in some way, part of the film business, or at the very least in a creative business such as music or fashion. Add to that the overwhelming feeling of ‘come on, let’s do it…’ and I am really wondering why I am choosing to stay in London.

I was asked today, ‘If I was offered a ‘Go Project’ right now, but I had to move to LA, would I do it?’ It didn’t take me long to answer, YES!

It’s really sad for me that within a couple of meetings in one day, LA has made me feel more welcome and understood than I have in a year of banging on doors in London. Sure, I know some of it is just the ‘yes’ culture of Hollywood, and some is just hyperbolae, but I must admit, I feel more inspired than I have in some time. Maybe I really do need to consider my future on this side of the pond. They certainly have the weather.

I am going to Santa Barbara tomorrow, to the film festival, and hope to bring you the first video webisode shortly thereafter…

Onwards and upwards!

Chris Jones, Film Maker and Author


One Response to Hello Hollywood!

  1. Hugh Hancock January 28, 2009 at 11:16 am #

    That’s very interesting. I consider moving to LA every so often, but I’m a little worried that being surrounded by nothing but film people might get overwhelming after a while. I’ve heard that it’s great whilst you’re up, but horrible whilst you’re down, because you can’t get away from it.

    I agree, though, it’d be stunningly nice to be somewhere where filmmaking is viewed as a major business. Often in the UK I get the feeling that being a businessman filmmaker is viewed rather oddly.

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