Just got out of a MIAP (Moving Image and Archive Preservation) meeting. I've volunteered to be a student representative to the faculty for the MA students in the Cinema Studies department.
All that preamble just to say that, in the discussions about upcoming events and fundraising activities, certain names are bantered about with the sort of familiarity that I'm beginning to enjoy.
"I'll talk to Marty and see if he'd be interested in helping out."
Marty, of course, being Martin Scorsese.