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It's a Wrap

Another highlight of my time in Morocco was the wrap party.

For those not familiar with the term, it's a Hollywood tradition to throw a big party when you finish shooting -- or "wrap" -- on a movie or television project. I attended quite a few great wrap parties during my ten years in LA, but the GAME OF THRONES wrap party blew them all away. We held it in the Ouarzazate Museum of Cinema, a pretty amazing place itself, complete with local musicians, belly dancers, acres of Moroccan delicicacies, and lots of spirits to lubricate the exhausted cast and crew. And when the museum threw us out, we just adjourned back to the Berbere Palace, where the party continued.

These few poor snapsnots don't capture a tenth of what went on. But hey, what happens in Morocco stays in Morocco, right?

A great time was had by all... except, of course, for the cast members who shot their scenes in Ireland and Scotland, and the Irish and UK crew who did not get to make the trip to Morocco. The drawback of shooting in so many different places... everyone couldn't be there together to celebrate the end of the shoot.


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Nov. 30th, 2009 06:57 am (UTC)
Hey, man. Glad you're having a great time (and you're certainly entitled to it!), but do you think you could put some of those photos behind an LJ cut? They're killing the bandwidth on my poor little mobile device...

This having been said, congratulations! I can't wait to see the fruits of your labours come to life on TV.
Nov. 30th, 2009 06:58 am (UTC)
Nice! Looks like a lot of fun. MORE DANCING GIRLS
Nov. 30th, 2009 06:39 pm (UTC)
and cow bell
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Nov. 30th, 2009 07:00 am (UTC)
Great Pictures, even if they don't capture the whole thing. Congratulations on the wrap!

How long for all the 2nd unit, editing, and effects? And any idea how long before HBO will make the big decision?
Nov. 30th, 2009 07:53 pm (UTC)
word is HBO
will make a decision sometime in the spring - perhaps by the end of March.
Nov. 30th, 2009 07:54 am (UTC)
Well done, sir! This is excellent news! =D
Nov. 30th, 2009 07:58 am (UTC)
Looks like an extremely fun party! Love Jason Momoa being a rockstar. I'm so glad he got cast - I was already incredibly excited about the project, so he's just a bonus! (Big fan of his work on Atlantis.) I can't wait to see the finished product!
Nov. 30th, 2009 09:01 am (UTC)
Beautiful Women :)
Dec. 1st, 2009 03:37 pm (UTC)
I second that!!
Nov. 30th, 2009 09:06 am (UTC)
Looks like a really great party! I can't wait for the show to air!
Nov. 30th, 2009 09:09 am (UTC)
Not a blog - it's a wrap makes a nice line. *lol*

Nov. 30th, 2009 09:56 am (UTC)
Looks like an awesome time. So excited.
Nov. 30th, 2009 10:13 am (UTC)
Damn, not just an Author, but a Player as well :) . Congrats, cannot wait to see the show!
Nov. 30th, 2009 10:53 am (UTC)
great pictures! thanks for sharing them, and we'll probably be springing for HBO just to watch A Game Of Thrones when the time comes ;)
Dec. 1st, 2009 01:32 am (UTC)
I'm hoping that by then HBO will have realized they can sell subs to online content. I haven't had regular cable for 2 years, get everything over the net. I for one would be more than happy to pay 10 or 15 a month to have first run HBO content :) Knowing that it will be at least a year before we this makes me hopeful :)
Nov. 30th, 2009 11:18 am (UTC)
looks like fun
looks like a fun party. On another note I used live in Santa fe for a short time on Entrada de Milagro street, Santa fe is a beautiful place, sure would be cool to bump into you some time passing through. Do you have any favorite book stores or coffee shops there?
Nov. 30th, 2009 12:23 pm (UTC)
Almost looks as good as a BWB party, George. ;)

I love how "pictures of George at a party" always means "George with oodles of hot women draped all over him. Heh.
Dec. 1st, 2009 07:44 pm (UTC)
George loves that too.
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Nov. 30th, 2009 12:40 pm (UTC)
Looks like a great party indeed..!
I love the picture of you with all the ladies, you look so happy haha :)
Nov. 30th, 2009 01:21 pm (UTC)
Jason looks like he was having a great time, and I recognize Mr. McCarthy. But who, exactly, are the bevy of beauties, George? ;)
Dec. 1st, 2009 07:49 pm (UTC)
bevy of beauties
The belly dancers were local entertainers hired for the wrap party.

The gorgeous young ladies in the pictures with me were the dancers at Dany's wedding to Khal Drogo, whose wild, erotic celebrations lead to wanton coupling and arakh fights. Not Moroccan, no. They actually all came from London, and flew down with the cast and crew. Bright, beautiful, talented young women... and they're even hotter than they look, believe me. The dance / swordfight sequence should be pretty amazing.
Nov. 30th, 2009 01:28 pm (UTC)
My father lived in Morocco for a few years in the early 70's. He brought home a large chest bursting with elaborately painted glass beads. He said that they had been used as currency in the past and were still traded in some small fasion (at the time he left).

I was wondering if you noticed any of these beads still being traded. It's likely that one would not notice them if they were just decorative, but people tend to take more notice of currency.
Nov. 30th, 2009 02:07 pm (UTC)
Is it wrong that the main thing I've gleaned from your last two posts is that I love Ty's hair? :D Granted, long hair on men is my one true weakness in life ;)
Nov. 30th, 2009 03:03 pm (UTC)
those girls are way pretty, Mr. Martin, looks like a good time. but that Jason fellow is my particular flavor of candy. yum. =D
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Nov. 30th, 2009 08:47 pm (UTC)
Totally off topic, but that's a beautiful avatar image! Is that a piece of Kushiel fan art, or a fan photo? I can't tell and it's driving me mad. :)
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Nov. 30th, 2009 06:04 pm (UTC)
You have to let us know who all these guys are! And the girls most of all.
Nov. 30th, 2009 08:10 pm (UTC)
Nov. 30th, 2009 09:17 pm (UTC)
Robert Baratheon
HAHA, George I always believed that if any character represented you in the book, it was Robert Barateon. He knew how to laugh and how to party, and based on all the humor implanted in the books, and these pictures, the puzzle pieces are fitting together.

you show em, George! age don't matter, big pimpin' for life!
Nov. 30th, 2009 10:05 pm (UTC)
Looks like smashing good fun. Good thing you're married or you might had too much fun and we'd never know how it ends.
Nov. 30th, 2009 10:19 pm (UTC)
Fantastic! Thanks for the photos. Made my day.
Nov. 30th, 2009 10:50 pm (UTC)
Looks like a great time and even fonder memories to me George. I hope the series has as deep an impact on viewers as the books had on readers. Flying sucks but I think you'd have to agree it is well worth it : )
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