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    28 July 2008

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    Two of my clients are in the movie business, and yes, we make extensive use of smart interns to "cut to the chase". My clients also ask me to "screen" scripts they get, even though I'm just an MBA with investment banking and management consultancy experience. Funny how movies get greenlighted, huh?

    The assistants may not be able to greenlight the movie, but they can redlight it!

    I knew it! All the Hollywood movies are decided by 21 year old boys!

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    Today's quotation

    • In Paris, the purest virtue is the object of the filthiest slander.

        –Honoré Balzac (1799-1850), in Scènes de la vie privée

      À Paris, la vertu la plus pure est l'objet des plus sales calomnies.

    Le petit aperçu d'Ailleurs

    • Annual Geminids meteor shower (shooting stars!) coming this weekend, if it's not too cloudy out at night.