Wednesday, December 06, 2000

Proof of Life Dot Com

            Movie screenings are probably commonplace to dot-commers on the Digital
            Coast, but in Silicon Alley it's still a bit of a rarity. Well, on
            Wednesday, December 6, Warner Bros opened its doors to a select crew and
            hosted a preview screening of Proof of Life in conjunction with Cocktails
            with Courtney. The event was sponsored by Zefer. There were a good
            percentage of adventure-seeking venture capitalists like Cap Gemini Ernst
            & Young's Julio Cassels and I-Hatch's Chip Austin, as well as media
            insiders like's Chris Allbritton. Maybe they were hoping to
            learn a bit about good negotiating skills?! CBS Market's Dan
            Dichter, Jupiter Communications' Kate Berg and Michael Winston, EventMe's
            Volker Detering, and eChocolates' Pierrick Chouard were also among the
            cozy crowd gathered for thrills and chills. Zefer's Managing Director
            Melissa Grossman made the rounds and met up with some of the guests,
            while Iguana Interactive's James Ontra and Tricia Ayuso, and Mercury
            Interactive's James O'Connor helped the bartender shake up Bombay
            martinis and mixed Gin specialties. Bank Julius Baer's Sebastien Beaume
            introduced me to Kara Grehan and's Mervin Clemente and
            Monica Cajas. Folks from Interworld, NetValue and ING Barings came by as
            well.'s Seth Price brought some friends to see Meg and Russell
            on the big screen. Afterwards, Paine Webber's Georgia Hanford, The Ascent
            Group's Andrew Massik, Melissa Grossman, James O'Connor and I went out
            for pictures in front of Rockefeller Center's Christmas tree!