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There is fire alarm testing today in the SAP offices in Palo Alto. Since it's all a fake, I have this curious desire to run around yelling "Movie!" all day. Anyone who doesn't see the irony in that might be wise to skip to the bottom of the page immediately.

Though I don't get the chance to go to the cinema much lately, quite regularly, we see film crews on the streets of beautiful San Francisco where I live. Recently, an entire crew spent weeks in the city filming "Milk" -- with Sean Penn playing the starring role of Harvey Milk.  The thrilling part of all of this was the casting call for the hundreds of extras needed to fill the streets with the life of San Francisco in the 70's once again.  I was living in the area at that time but (ahem) not old enough to remember the actual event of Milk's murder. This made it extra thrilling that so many people turned out to "re-live" the event - people who were not even old enough to remember Milk and the Milk story. This is my community.

But I'm also proud to be a part of a totally different type of community: the SDN community. Which is why I'm especially pleased to announce this incredible news: SAP has signed with a major US motion picture agency in agreement for the making of "Community: THE MOVIE!" starring our very own SAP Community Network.  We expect this big-budget film to draw top-level talent and we will be unveiling the trailer at SAPPHIRE, so do come out for this incredible event!

Currently tapped for the top starring roles are:

  • Craig Cmehil -- played by John Travolta
  • Marilyn Pratt -- played by Tilda Swinton
  • Mark Finnern -- played by Sting
  • Blag -- played by Benicio Del Toro

The rest are currently in contract negotiation but we can add them to the comments stream as they sign.

All SDN community members are of course also welcome to turn out as extras in the movie. We need to fill the bandwidth with life.

See you in the movies!


ps: April April April Fools! Or, who would play YOU?