Tuesday, December 15, 2015
The holidays in Hollywood
Executives can now spend more time with their families. Usually they have to be fired… I mean, quit before they realize that is important.
But if you have a project you’re trying to sell or business you need addressed, fear not. Right after the first of the year everyone is back.
For a week.
February features the Presidents Day weekend. And by weekend I mean week. After all, the ski season is coming to an end, only a few more chances to take the private jet up to Aspen. More time to spend with the family – unless school is in session, in which case, more time to spend with Katzenberg.
But after that there’s no rest for the weary. Business is back in full force. Until spring break. But that could be five, even six weeks.
On the other hand, everyone comes back refreshed and recharged for the big May and June push. TV upfronts, summer movie releases, NBA playoffs.
Fortunately, July finally rolls around, and it’s time to take the summer off.
Thank God the last half of September is when the Toronto Film Festival is. That’s a good two weeks.
But it’s nose-to-the-grindstone time from October until Thanksgiving, or, more accurately, the week before Thanksgiving. And Thanksgiving begins the “holidays.”
Where does the year go?