Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Our Very Own DVD Launch Party

I met Cameron Watson in 2000 when I was still a talent agent. We hit it off immediately and kept running into each other at openings of plays at the Taper and the Ahmanson. My friend Scott Musgrove often went with me to those openings and as it turns out they did summer stock together in Alabama in their early 20's. Talk about a small world.

Not only is Cameron an incredible actor but a wonderful writer/director and his first film is finally out on DVD, Our Very Own. It's a lovely tribute to his hometown of Shelbyville, Tennessee. The play takes place in the 1970's and partly revolves around the rumored return of actress Sondra Locke to her hometown of Shelbyville. The movie stars Allison Janney, Keith Carradine, Cheryl Hines, Beth Grant, Jason Ritter and Autumn Reeser.

Allison Janney, Cheryl Hines, Sondra Locke, Peri Gilpin, the legendary Ann Rutherford, the OC's Autumn Reeser and Ugly Betty's Octavia Spencer all attended the party.

Click here to view the slideshow (or see below) from the event I shot last week at the Loews Hotel in Santa Monica. It is set to the theme song of the movie "Our Very Own" sung beautifully by Nanci Griffith and Keith Carradine.

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