I would like to know how important face to face contacts for "packaging" a new film are. Is Hollywood still important, because face to face contact is needed in order to be able to deal simultaneously with actors, financers, story writers, directors etc.? What´s your guess? (Is Hollywood still important at all?) A related Question is (not the main question): Do you know names of (former) non U.S. stars (e.g. europeans), or financial institutions etc. which moved to L.A. to get into the U.S. business? Thank you very much! Christian Jansen _________________________________________________ Chr. Jansen, Humboldt-University of Berlin Spandauer Str. 1, D-10178 Berlin tel.: 0049-(0)30-2093-5676, fax: 0049-(0)30-2093-5697 e-mail: [log in to unmask] _________________________________________________ ---- Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the University of Alabama.