I wish we had some better stuff to put in here about the big premiere event for dirtbox.tv but Mr. LaFong told me to go ahead and post this one because it’s the only write up we got. Then he asked me if I thought I could find a new PR Company for dirtbox. I don’t know anybody so if you’ve got any ideas, let me know!
LOCAL PRODUCER TRIES TO CRASH FILM FEST
By Arthur Rich - Entertainment Editor
You could taste the excitement as Carl LaFong and Dirtbox.TV invited hundreds of celebrities from the film capitol to the star studded evening premeire event, “Eat Our Shorts!” at Restaurant Roy. The several dozen or so guests who actually arrived were treated to an evening of laughter and thought provoking social commentary which was quickly drowned by large quantities of cheap wine from Trader Joe’s.
“Eat Our Shorts” was an event designed to showcase the major clout which Santa Barbara’s International Film Festival now wields with Hollywood’s elite and Santa Barbara’s own burgeoning film colony. But since the event was held on a Wednesday evening, a howitzer fired down State St. would not have harmed anyone on the nearly deserted sidewalks.
Carl LaFong abruptly arrived with his date, the flashy/trashy actress, “Cherie Canary” who blurted out orders to staff in Italian as she escorted the pint sized LaFong to his reserved table behind a wall of Hometown Security staff. He ditched his own event just 10 minutes later and headed outside for a limo which had yet to arrive.
BSN news cameras and the requisite paparazzi then caught the real show business glamor of a personal assitant being reamed in Italian by a B list film star and her bored or perhaps sedated producer boyfriend.
While there’s no guarantee that dirtbox.tv will still be around in a year, we can assume the SBIFF will be. That suggests to me that if Carl LaFong is still working in this town a year from now, we’ll no doubt see another spectacular Premiere event. But that’s far from certain.