Leaving LaLa Land… for now…

6a00d8341e322053ef01156f0a96f8970c-800wi  I am sat at LAX airport, on my way back to the UK, writing this on my iPhone (good job I have 3 hours to kill as I have big fingers!), and reflecting on the whirlwind of last week here in LaLa Land. Starting with the PGA conference, where I met a plethora of big shot producers, shook the hands of Richard Edlund and Clint Eastwood, then went to the awards and we actually won! Gale Anne Hurd, legendary, gave me the award and I babbled like a school boy on stage. I was really struck with how very nice and down to earth Gale and the others involved in the PGA were…

Then there was a flurry of meetings with plenty of ‘Entourage’ like highlights including ending up in the wrong meeting (where one producer who was brought in, thought I may have been brought in to replace him on a film, but in fact I was just in the wrong meeting! Hysterical!). I also had a great session with a lawyer who I had been told was ‘Glamorous but tough… you want her on your team…’ And they were right. As we went into the meeting, she told me how she had just bought a dress online from a dress company – when it arrived via FedEx, she opened the package to find her lovely dress… AND TWO COPIES OF AN UNSOLICITED SPEC SCRENPLAY! ‘That takes balls’ she commented… We had a REALLY great meeting and once again, in LA I felt a powerful sense that I could run with ideas here, instead of the constant swimming in treacle I experience in the UK.

I also managed to record a terrific podcast with a film marketer, which will go live in the next week or so (as soon as I get chance to edit it down).

So as I prepare to board my 11 hour flight, I kind of know, it won’t be long before I am back…

Onwards and upwards!

Chris Jones, Film Maker and Author

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