The Next Eastwood Western

If you’re filming in Alberta, this town is big enough for the two of us.IMG_0829When Hollywood comes to Calgary, Hotel Arts is a natural choice for a meeting. But when it’s the team producing the next film in the Eastwood legacy of western epics, the art at this boutique hotel simply makes good horse sense. Seen here, Producer/Director Lawrence Roeck and Executive Producer Shana Wilson had just arrived from Longview…LR in Longview…where they met with John Scott, Clint Eastwood’s wrangler from Unforgiven, among many other IMDB-worthy accomplishments too long to list here. But does that little Brad Pitt flick Legends of the Fall ring a bell?western saddlesLet’s just say when Hell on Wheels needs saddles, John Scott has a loaner or three. IMG_0943Between rustling props from farms in the foothills to moseying through this art-laden lobby in the heart of Calgary…

IMG_0818… pre-production on the feature starring Clint Eastwood’s son Scott is keeping Lawrence busy. Meanwhile, at Hotel Art’s new Yellow Door Bistro, Ennio Morricone isn’t part of the DJ selects, but Lawrence does his best Good, Bad and Ugly anyway — under the watchful eye of yet another equestrian objet d’art.IMG_0813Maintaining LA standards, we paired Dungeness Crab Salad with St. Supery Sauv Blanc. Food not visible because we gobbled it all up. IMG_0821It was a very serious meeting. Which led to a very serious article on creative financing.

IMG_0953Afterwards, I went out front to collect my ride from the valet…IMG_0859… the bike, not the Bentley. And discovered another thirst-quenching service touch.Tiffany Burns Hotel ArtsThanks, Hotel Arts! Diablo starts filming in Alberta early 2014. Dress, Diane von Furstenberg.ClearSmall xx 2

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