I know some of you talk to each other. I know some filmmakers in SoHo should make plans to share a hotel in Los Angeles. I know a lot of you have posted how excited you are to be in the festival, even though we try to keep that hush-hush before our official press release. Shame on you.
I know the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow - African and European.
Our filmmakers' orientation meeting is Friday. As is often the case, we might very well go into that meeting with slots still open. As I write this, we have slots still open. The wait continues.
If you are out of town, the filmmakers' orientation meeting is NOT worth flying in for. It is worth a half day off from work. It will be extremely hot, so dress for the weather.
Please do bring plenty of screeners. These are not only for the press, but also for our key personnel. We like to have them screen the movies ahead of time because: 1) they are too busy to see them in the theatre, and 2) to help the buzz on each of your movies. When someone wonders in the lobby and asks about what movie they should see, it's nice to have a team there who know all of the movies and can help.
Those of you still waiting to hear, hang in there. We are still hashing things out.