So I’m meeting a friend for coffee at Starbucks this morning on Montana (in Santa Monica), and who do I see sitting together and chatting as I walk down the block? J.J. Abrams and Jon Favreau. Both very nice guys, and both directors for whom I had done coverage for their films. After exchanging greetings, I continued on to the Starbucks, where I bumped into composer Walter Murphy. Man, I need to hang out on this side of town more often!