High profile Australian actor James Pratt is having a breakout year in film and television, he’s already getting enormous acclaim for his stand out performance playing Ethan Rogers in the highly anticipated feature film “On Halloween” (2019) as well he’s the host of the new series “Conversation Hollywood” debuting next month with some of the biggest names in Hollywood such as x2 academy award nominee Bruce Beresford, before then starting filming as a lead in a new TV series in Los Angeles in 2019. |
The multi-talented young Australian also signed a Los Angeles TV deal in April of 2018 for his own show as the world’s number 1 auctioneer for celebrities.
With all this experience with celebrities James was the perfect choice to help give insight into "Where the Film A-List Power Lunch" around the world.
New York - Lure Fish bar
New York is a cultural hub, boasting several of the world’s most classy and unique restaurants, James say’s Lure Fishbar has been a part of the New York food scene for a decade now and has been one of the hottest celebrity haunts in the city to discuss work.
It is an excellent place for A- Lister’s discussing entertainment deals including those who are visiting from the West Coast.
Sydney, Australia - Otto Restaurant.
Sydney is one of the most famous and beautiful cities in the world boasting an incredibly vibrant food scene, the interesting aspect for Sydney is that it offers a 40% film refund for any overseas films shot there so at any one time there is always major motion pictures being filmed in the city.
Otto, Sydney, is not just a beautiful place to visit it has been one of Sydney’s best celebrity haunts for the past 16 years, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, and Beyonce are frequent visitors whilst it was Russell Crowe's local for many years, another restaurant which is frequented by celebrities and their managers is Mr Wong’s in the CBD only 5 minutes away.
Hong Kong MO Bar at The Landmark Oriental
Hong Kong boasts a very active film market but also a great spot of celebrities and their managers visiting whilst filming.
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel is one of the most famous hotels in Hong Kong and a favorite lunch spot for many celebrities. The MO Bar, which is open from early morning till late night, has seen the likes of Andy Lau and Kate Moss.
London - Nobu - London is always crawling with international celebrities year-round so amongst the most famous of the restaurants used is Nobu. Nobu is a Japanese restaurant in Mayfair that has been host to a vast number of celebrities to talk business such as Calvin Harris, Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, and Cheryl Cole.
“James say’s “Nobu has an esteemed name across the world with celebrities and their agents and this helps attract a certain clientele.
Another great restaurant to try is the Chiltern Firehouse where stars such as David Beckham and Kate Moss are frequently spotted talking about new projects.
Los Angeles, California SoHo House and Chateau Marmont
Los Angeles is THE CITY for the entertainment elite including their entourage of mangers and agents.
James mentions – The powerful in film and television in Los Angeles have their favorites such as The Palm, Polo Lounge and The Grill, but SoHo House in West Hollywood is at the top for power deals with celebrities and the film industry.
SoHo House features Nava drawing crowds a floor below, whilst the rooftop garden is the other option whereby you are guaranteed to see someone in the entertainment field of power and influence discussing work. Almost every big industry player or celebrity does deals here at some stage of their career and the netwroking is for the elite.
The other favorite is Chateau Marmont
Since 1929 , the storied Sunset Strip hotel was designed to withstand earthquakes- and has so far outlasted five. Studio excecutives and top-level agents from agencies such as ICM, UTA, CAA, WME frequent the hotel to discuss deals with clients over a meal or even a drink at the small initmate bar. Limited space is guaranteed ensuring there is never overcrowding amoungst beautiful settings. High profile celebrities often choose to stay for extended periods of time in the hotel due to it's clientele.
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