From left: $ellebrity Executive Producer David Wild, Singer Sheryl Crow, filmmaker and photographer Kevin Mazur (Photo: Michael Buckner/ WireImage)
Sheryl Crow was a late arrival to the world premiere screening of "$ellebrity," Kevin Mazur's documentary on paparazzi and celebrity gossip media, the result of bad weather delaying her flight. She was able to jump in on the tail end of one of the festival's longer post-screening Q&A's to address one of the film's central points -- should there be laws about the use of photos of celebrities' children? Crow, naturally, wishes lenses stayed away from her children Wyatt and Levi and she noted that her move to Nashville was partly driven by her desire to lead a quieter, less celebrity-obsessed life.
Elton John, Kid Rock and Crow are the only musicians featured in the film. She also made the point that so many people have their noses buried in celebrity magazines that she can walk through airports and not be stopped or even recognized by people obsessed with bold-faced names.
A screen grab from the Sellebrity website.
After "$ellebrity" had its premiere at the Alamo Lamar, the entourage moved to the patio at the W Hotel in downtown where Beggars Banquet label founder Martin Mills, "Austin City Limits" producer Terry Lickona and Piper Cub Productions CEO Jeanne Elfant Festa were hanging with "Sellebrity" executive producer David Wild.
Mills has a slew of bands coming to Austin, among them the Alabama Shakes who will be filming an episode of "Austin City Limits" on Tuesday. Other Beggars acts heading to town include Girls, SBTRKT and Jack White.
Wild, who conducted all of the interviews with celebrities, said a crew flew to England specifically to shoot Elton John and they wound up with a block of time on a day he was throwing a party. "We had six minutes," Wild said, "and the best part of the interview was a minute and half of him explaining why he agreed to perform at Rush Limbaugh's wedding, which we couldn't use. Usually you shoot an hour just to get five minutes. I think everything Elton said on camera is in the film."