Sunday, June 04, 2006

Next year?

Both Sue and Jenny asked me if I'd go back to Cannes next year. Oh yes. This trip was a recce, at least that's all it was supposed to be. Find out how it works, discover the lie of the land, anything else is a bonus (thanks for the advice, girls). And as it turned out, there were plenty of bonuses. So, an evening spent going over photos is a nice way of extending the trip to the place where the only thing that seems to matter is film. Avoid reality, me? Never.

Most of the major hotels are taken over by film companies during the festival, and the whole place is covered in film hoardings. This is the Majestic, where you need to show your badge just to get in. Nice terrace, though, and a good spotting place, apparently, although true to form I didn't see anyone famous there. Good loos too, and handy for the pavilions!

This is part of the harbour - these are by no means the smartest boats around, but they're still pretty cool - and I think the one nearest is the one we went on.

This is looking along the Croisette towards the Carlton hotel (very welcome air-conditioning in the lobby)

And this is the entrance and the front of the Carlton. As you can see, some ads are for films showing at the festival, but more often, they're ads for big summer pictures, e.g. Pirates 2.

And that's it. I've sent out some follow-up emails, had some sent to me, got a couple of people reading stuff, so now I wait.

What's next? Well, I got the funding forms in for "Echoes" and now have to try and forget about that for six weeks until we get a decision. I might enter I-blink, though. I spent yesterday in a recording studio recording a radio play which I'd had a part in writing as a result of a Script Yorkshire workshop - I did sound effects, and am now pretty good at opening and closing a door in as many different ways as possible to make it sound as if we actually had different doors! And I have to get on with some writing. Yeah, that would be a good idea, wouldn't it? That way I might have something to talk about next year in Cannes.


Blogger Stacie said...

Lovely, lovely... will there be room from me in your suitcase next year? Will you need a personal assistant? I have v good computer skills.... :)

9:52 pm  
Blogger Viv said...

Drat! That was going to be my idea. Um, need a personal stylist?? I'm good at managing draping, trailing scarves etc...

Love the pics, particularly the red carpet, it all looks fabulous. Did you get pap'd in any of the evening dresses?

9:17 am  
Blogger anna said...

i'm the stylist round these parts, viv! but if she'll take me, you can come along as my assistant :-)

8:41 pm  
Blogger mernitman said...

Neat photos. Great light! Ah, the south of France... (sigh)...

1:03 am  

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