Stopped by the General Motors/Women in Film "cocktail reception" tonight after a day full of screenings. Worried that I was late, I arrived to find I had gotten there just in time ... to miss a series of reportedly tedious speeches, courtesy of Tribeca Film Institute execs, and a representative of the corporate sponsor. Oh well!

Once again, the biggest conversational ice breaker seemed to be, "So - is this festival disorganized enough for ya?" Emily Morse (above), who appears in Caveh Zahedi's I Am a Sex Addict, told me that she's been given the runaround about getting into a screening of that film. Morse, a noted filmmaker herself (she directed the San Francisco-mayoral-race documentary See How They Run), did point out that the Tribeca lineup seems stronger than ever - but why do they have to make actually seeing the films so darn difficult?


Also at the party: Oscar winning film editor Thelma Schoonmaker (who evaded my camera), and Beverly Hills, 90210 alum Tiffani Thiessen (seen here with her unidentified friend) who is at Tribeca with her directorial debut, a short called Just Pray.