Ella Taylor (LA Weekly) interviews indie film publicist Mickey Cottrell and says, "a prince among independent film publicists, Mickey Cottrell was the first and most persevering of my callers when I took over as film editor at the L.A. Weekly in 1989." 'El-la, bee-yootiful El-la,' he sang into my voice mail in his arch, ambiguously patrician countertenor. 'It's Mickey Cottrel-la,' and I knew I was in for a mega-pitch on behalf of some outlaw filmmaker with no publicity budget and a potential audience of 20."