A Bit of Austin in Beverly Hills

I recently had the pleasure of attending the Beverly Hills Film Festival. Below is an excerpt about the experience from my Expressions in Video Blog.

I missed the first email. I’m not sure how. So, when I saw the second email telling me that my short film, “Smoke & Mirrors,” had been accepted into the 17th Annual Beverly Hills Film Festival, I realized I was almost out of time to respond.

So, respond I did.

First I called the actress and writer of the film, Mary Anzalone, to give her the good news. Then I filled out the required material to confirm our attendance and got it sent back to the festival on time. Barely.

Note to self. Check email more carefully.

Austin to LAX

I flew out of Austin in the early hours on the Friday morning before our Saturday night screening. Fueled by coffee and Maudie’s breakfast tacos, I managed to get some writing done on the plane.

I hit LA by 10 am, got the rental car, had a series of meetings and then headed to the hotel.

The official hotel for the festival was the Hollywood Roosevelt. So, hey. I had to stay there. If being the official hotel of the festival isn’t enough of a reason to stay at the Roosevelt, then you could also add the fact that Errol Flynn drummed up his famous recipe for bootleg gin in a big tub in the hotel’s barber shop.

At least that’s the rumor.

If it’s good enough for Errol Flynn then it’s good enough for me.

Read the full article at Expressions In Video.

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