Friday, February 05, 2010

On A Rainy Day, Some People Are All Wet

Waking up to the sound of rain and thinking, damn those Film Fest organizers sure are lucky!

The opening party of the Santa Barbara Film Fest which was held outdoors at Paseo Nuevo last night was a big hit. The opening night film, mmmm, maybe not so good. Folks I talked to at the party gave it mixed reviews. Coverage of the Film Fest opening from The Daily Sound. Red carpet photos from Edhat. And as for what's ahead today at the Fest, including which movies to catch, I've got the scoop on that.

And if you're looking to avoid coverage of and news about the Film Fest, go to Noozhawk.

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So much for keeping ourselves a secret. There's a big travel article on Santa Barbara in today's edition of USA Today.

LA Times columnist James Rainey, who was here last summer for the Future of Journalism panel that I moderated, has a piece in today's paper about the disappearing barrier that divides advertising and news.

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Finally, this comment was left on Edhat in response to one of my posts about the Film Fest. "How does Craig Smith rate a press pass? He doesn't write for any press anymore. Maybe if they handed out fewer press passes they could lower the ridiculously high price of tickets."

All I can say is, the fact that you're reading a site like Edhat should tell you all you need to know about why I got a press pass. As for ticket prices, they may be high, but at least they keep the soreheads like yourself at home.

Go Saints!

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