Quiet on the set! (photo by earsaregood)
I’m kind of a pop culture fiend. My DVR is constantly in danger of running out of room. I may not qualify as a Cinemaniac, but I’ve I’ve had my moments (my record is 23 movie screenings in 11 days, during the Tribeca Film Festival). For over six years I worked for a major entertainment journalism website, where the vast majority of my expense report claims were for movie tickets. For the past three years I’ve hosted a documentary viewing series at the office once a month. I also studied film in college, where I also held a student job as a projectionist for film classes and student association groups that showed movies on campus. And my uncanny ability to recognize celebrities “in the wild” has led some people to speculate that celebrity spotting is my mutant power. A significant portion of my brain is devoted to to IMDb-like information.
All of which is to say: I don’t know why it took me so long to do this. After CS Forum was fully over (read my recap if you missed it), I was reflecting on the conference with Kerry-Anne and I casually started nominating the actors I thought should play some of the speakers – as well as other members of the CS Community – in the unlikely event that someone should decide to make a movie about our discipline. [Note: In some cases, we took the unrealistic position of disregarding the current age of the actor.]
So here’s what I came up with so far, with a few suggestions by Kerry-Anne.
|Kerry-Anne Gilowey||Emily Blunt|
|Rachel Lovinger||Kate Winslet|
|Kristina Halvorson||Ashley Judd|
|Karen McGrane||Meryl Streep|
|Rahel Anne Bailie||Megam Mullally|
|Margot Bloomstein||Molly Ringwald|
|Kate Kiefer Lee||Amy Adams|
|Sarah Cancilla||Ellen Page|
|Richard Ingram||Stephen Merchant|
|Luke Wroblewski||Channing Tatum|
|Elisabeth McGuane||Christina Ricci|
|Randall Snare||Juliet Landau|
|Relly Annett-Baker||Helena Bonham Carter|
|Jonathan Kahn||Christopher Mintz-Plasse|
|Angela Colter||Julie Andrews|
|Keri Maijala||Julianne Moore|
|Lucie Hyde||Cherry Jones|
|Destry Wion||Liev Schrieber|
This list is by no means comprehensive, but I wanted to leave some of the fun for the rest of you. Who would you cast as your favorite Content Strategist (including yourself!)? Add your own casting suggestions in the comments, or tweet them to @scattergather, and we’ll incorporate some of our favorite recommendations back into the article.
UPDATE: Wow, lots of suggestions! Here are some additions, thanks to Meghan Casey, @scarequotes, @katiedel, @gemelket, @MrVilhauer, @rahelab, and @mbloomstein (even though, in some cases, I chose to go in a different direction).
|Melissa Rach||Katherine Heigl|
|Sara Wachter-Boettcher||Winona Ryder|
|Erin Kissane||Mary Elizabeth Winstead|
|Joaquin Moreno||Javier Bardem|
|Corey Vilhauer||Jason Bateman|
|Sally Bagshaw||Nicole Kidman|
|Katie Del Angel||Mila Kunis|
|Cleve Gibbon||Don Cheadle|
|Scott Abel||Jon Favreau|
|Matthew Grocki||Brian Posehn|
Keep the recommendations coming, folks!
UPDATE 11/15/12: Here are some more!
|Ahava Leibtag||Elizabeth Shue|
|James Callan||Philip Seymour Hoffman|
|CC Holland||Carla Gugino|
|Ann Rockley||Sigourney Weaver|
|Noz Urbina||Mario Lopez|
|Jeff Durland||Justin Kirk|
|Rian van der Merwe||Justin Timberlake|
|Meghan Casey||Anne Hathaway|
|Carolyn Wood||Rachel Weisz|
|Rick Allen||AD Miles|
|Stephanie Hale||Lena Dunham|
Moving on to other things for a while. Keep sharing your ideas below (with links, if you can), but we’ll probably hold off on updating this article. Unless you make some really amazing casting suggestions that we just can’t resist!