I’m told to sit outside in the courtyard on hastily assembled faux rattan patio furniture. The new pandemic rules prohibit lingering in the tiny waiting room of my dentist’s office. It’s just as well. Reading Harper’s Bazaar while listening to high-speed drills grind against enamel is mildly disconcerting.
It’s 9 a.m. at Charles de Gaulle airport. A man in his early thirties has just extinguished the butt of his sixth cigarette. He’s a driver for Success Model Management, sent to pick up a model flying in from America. Her flight arrived at 8 a.m., but she’s nowhere to be found. It’s Sunday; there’s no one at the agency he can contact. He resigns himself to wait another hour.
On this episode of the Chaos and Creativity podcast I talk to ace producers Elise Connett and Philip Pavliger about the future of production in a Covid world. This is one is not to be missed. Listen online or on your favorite podcast app. If you're feeling the need for a visual experience, you can watch the podcast webinar style.
Fourteen years ago, when blogging was young and cool, and had not yet been taken over by a bunch of vacuous SEO consultants writing crap pseudo articles to get attention for their clients, I wrote a weekly piece on a personal weblog. I did it to practice writing and because it was fun. The attention I received from the roughly six-hundred-ish regular readers was also most welcome. Dopamine, dopamine, wherefore art thou my dopamine.