We had a fun get-together at the bar of the Cinémathèque Québecoise last night, a passel of us writers and directors and editors and that. Montreal doesn't have the same showbiz whirl that LA does, not just because there's so much few show people here, but because our show people don't hang out with each other. (Many people have confirmed this impression of mine, so it's not my deodorant.) When people knock off work, they go home and spent time with their family, just like recently fired bureaucrats. Charming, really. But it makes it that harder to keep creative projects in the province. Writer and directors don't hook up, so they have to take the train to Toronto. So every now and then, out of sheer loneliness, I throw one event or another. They're always fun. I wonder when someone else will organize one?