Went to one of the most serenely cool parties of my Hollywood life last night — a gathering for Capote‘s director Bennett Miller, thrown by his agents at Endeavor, inside a candle-lit sixth- floor suite at the Chateau Marmont with a sizable, south-facing balcony. Low-key, not crowded, soothing (the view of West Hollywood is what did it), waiters constantly hovering with hors d’oeuvres. Plus a few prominent names to lend a certain punctuation — Naomi Watts, Adam Sandler (whose next film, Reign O’er Me for director-writer Mike Binder, will start shooting in a week or two), Jake Gyllenhaal, Capote screenwriter Dan Futterman, Tobey Maguire, Annapolis and Tristan & Isolde star James Franco, Courtney Love (who scares me a bit), World Trade Center producer Michael Shamberg and Paramount Pictures president Gail Berman. That piece I ran two weekends ago from an agent who has beefs about Berman (“Scent of Toast”) made talking to Berman kind of a “naah, don’t think so” proposition, so I steered clear. The talk was private, but thanks to Bennett for paving the way and PMK/HBH’s Joy Fehily for facilitating.