My friend Sandra Payne, who produces and directs the web TV series that I have a small part in, invited me to a screening party for her show and four other “webisodes,” as they’re called. You see, the “Streamies” are coming up. These are the Emmy equivalent for internet TV shows. With more thn 1,000 entries, serious contenders must get their shows noticed.
Hence, a “For Your Consideration” screening at a hot Hollywood theater venue.
Although we were late because the trains were funky again this weekend, it was pretty cool. There was a guy standing at the door with a list, and no one got in unless they were on the list. Then we went up these dark stairs to a bar area which was packed with beautiful people. Most of them were actors, so of course they were pretty! I paid $7 for a beer at the bar, and I only got a glimpse of Sandy.
We found seats in the theater way in the back and sat through more than two hours of … shall we say, alternative TV? Parts of it were really good, other parts cringe-worthy. (Sandy’s show, “Life with Kat & McKay,” was by far the best!) Afterward, I caught up with many of the actresses I worked with last weekend, including my friend Marie del Marco, who stars in Kat & McKay and was featured in another of the series as well.)
Anyway, lots of fun, I felt very glam. Then we left the theater and it was RAINING. Where the heck did that come from? We had to walk two blocks in the rain to the Metro station and I was freezing the whole way home.
On the train, we came back to earth in a hurry. Two young women were discussing their evening. They’d been to a free screening of Alice in Wonderland, and Johnny Depp was there!
I guess there are Hollywood parties, and then there are HOLLYWOOD PARTIES.