I’m right here where I’ve always been… but sadly…with nothing to say about The Expendables. I am finishing up the production notes which I hand in on the 21st – the synopsis I wrote is now being used as the official positioning and the photo material is 90% approved and captioned. So at the risk of falling yet another rung on the ladder of production I am, alas, out of the proverbial loop. As most of you know, a unit publicist is hired to publicize the film during production and to work with the film makers, talent and studio on positioning, interviews & set visits and photo approvals. The job usually ends a few weeks after wrap. Sometimes the job is extended depending on the studio and the film. When I worked with Arnold I was on the film from pre-production through release. On The Expendables my run ended in late July. I continued to post what I knew but once you are out of the loop it becomes a mouse hunt to get information. Guess I just didn’t want to put time and effort into something that doesn’t open for almost a year. So my friends I am afraid this blog is obsolete in the world of The Expendables. And by the way it was never the “official blog”…it was my blog and you contributed to it – so it was our blog. I did it as a fan with a publicists twist..neither Millenium nor Lionsgate ever told me what to say or even suggested anything. In fact I am not even sure they read it!!!!! Same with the tweets – that was a lot of fun but very few people following me were there for my thoughts and observations on life – understandably they wanted The Expendables. That was totally cool until I had nothing to say about the movie which prevented me from saying anything about anything for fear someone would say “who gives a fk where’s sly”.
So that’s the deal – no Sly here. Just me talking about things…So for The Expendables updates check out the Lionsgate website & the Millenium site – they are pretty good at posting new info.
As my parting bit of info…I had lunch with Arnold today…he is totally committed to shooting his scene and it will be done before the end of September. He is just waiting for Sly to confirm a date. I will be there for sure and will hopefully blast a few tweets and maybe even a few photos…we shall see.
Cheers…thanks…keep up the dialogue and thanks for the feedback – even the self serving boorish bullshit ;-}
Catch you on the flip side when I start a new project…