I have been co-producing and hosting the daily show, Scoop du Jour, for the San Francisco Int’l Film Festival for the past couple of days. We have just now started releasing the daily shows, as the festival is in full swing.
Highlights over the past few days have been Benjamin Bratt and Peter Bratt [La Mission], Marley Shelton and Adam Goldberg [(Untitled)], Gena Rowlands [A Woman Under the Influence], as well as some random San Jose Earthquakes players. I have also had the chance to interview many of the filmmakers, cinematographers and screenwriters who have films in the festival. Being a lover, and a maker, of film, this has been one of the most interesting and rewarding jobs that I have have had.
Granted it is a lot of work to figure out who is where when and it takes a lot of stamina to deal with the viscousness of the press line on a red carpet. Nonetheless it is fantastic to be involved with SFIFF in this way - after screening a film I have the chance to talk directly with the filmmakers involved. That is a chance that not many people have - and I am thankful for that.
This is also an opportunity to gain insight into the filmmaking process from many different angles - each filmmaker and each film has its own way of existing. And it is great fun to explore!
Please keep an eye out for the daily Scoop du Jour at www.youtube.com/sffs. Rate each episode, comment as appropriate, and spread to whomever might enjoy it - I am hoping to get more people to enjoy the work we are doing here at the festival!
Used often in the business world, this incredibly versatile phrase can be literally translated as “fuck it.”
The client changed the deadline to today? Well, it is what it is.
This is one of the best words of the day, because it really reflects something that I have advocated for awhile now: accept the moment, you cannot change it. Come to terms with it and then move on because that is the only thing you can do. Living in a world of “what ifs,” hypotheticals and regrets will make you one unhappy and helpless person. And life is too short for that!