On Monday October 4th, La Grande Orange in Santa Monica hosts Windy City West, a private party for those from Chicago working in the entertainment industry. It is a hot ticket item and I'm told a crowd expected to top 400. Expect to see all the top Chicagoans walking the red carpet. Chicago is a tight-nit community with everyone knowing at least someone who is somebody in the buisness by at least one degree of seperation. It's a great group of people to be a part of and as with most tribes, is very loyal to their own.
We may live in the era of connectivity, but the Internet is no substitute for real, in person discussion about changes in independent film. Here's our report on Whitewater Film's latest roundtable and their efforts to create an indie community.
Those in attendance all have the same high hopes of learning that silver bullet of information they are dying to know, or meeting the people they need to meet to finally make their financing dreams come true. Should you attend or should you not attend?