Really. My child and I have schlepped ourselves all the way across the pond to France. It was a rough trip – 10 hours of crying and shrieking. Not my kid, she slept the whole way in a bassinet. But I was pretty darn uncomfortable!!!
Now, we’re here at the American Pavilion, working to give these students a proper industry experience. I’ve asked, cajoled, threatened and bribed industryites into givinge the filmmaking students a piece of their wisdom. Of course, I didn’t threaten Don "The Dragon" Wilson to talk about selling films oversees, etc. I asked him real nice like. He was very nice about it. I told him that Paul thinks Jean-Claude Van Damme could kick his butt, and he broke Paul’s collarbone with one swift (and high) kick. He’ll survive, but he’s whining like a little girl. D.B. Sweeney was kind enough to come through. He has a film here at the festival called DIRT NAP and gave a great talk .
It’s always cool when actors branch out and start directing and producing their own work. It’s inspiring. O.K., it keeps Paul and I in work, and that’s really important. So we support actors! Screw waiting around for someone to hire you. Make your own movie – and pay yourself SAG wages!!! It’s the American Way.
Other than that, it’s been work, work, work. It’s really hard for a single (in France) mother to live her life. I mean, if you knew my struggles!
Did I mention that we have interns?!