The Word I've Heard Bandied About Is "Star-Studded"


And let me put it this way: when you're talking about the films of James Mangold and you see the words "star," "stud," and "special" together that can only mean two possibilities: Joaquin Phoenix or Sylvester Stallone.

And if either of them are a no-show Tuesday, I'm sure moderator Anna Deveare Smith'll be able to channel them as only she knows how.

In one of my other lives, I'm the co-chair of this benefit for MoMA's Film and Media department, A Work In Progress, which this year honors Walk The Line director James Mangold.

The gig is this coming Tuesday, May 23rd, from 7-11pm, at MoMA and if past years' have been any indication, the event will be awesome (and will run slightly over schedule).

Check out the invite here, and then buy a beneficently priced ticket or two here. [$400 to see the celebrity ear hair, $225 to see the celebrity bald spots, and $150 to eat the celebrity hors d'oeuvres.]

A Work in Progress: An Evening with James Mangold
Previously: And the AWIP goes to: Marc Forster, Alexander Payne, Sofia Coppola, David O. Russell

Since 2001 here at, I've been blogging about the creative process—my own and those of people who interest me. That mostly involves filmmaking, art, writing, research, and the making thereof.

Many thanks to the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Program for supporting that time.

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