David Arquette, Courteney Cox Arquette

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Life goes on for Courteney Cox.

With the recently cancelled Dirt now history, Cox has gone behind the camera to direct The Monday Before Thanksgiving, a short for Glamour magazine's Reel Moments film series, according to her hubby David Arquette.

"It's amazing," Arquette told me of his wife's work last night at the premiere of his new short, The Butler's in Love. "It's family-related and involves a story that's close to her heart."

Cox follows in the footsteps of her best friend, Jennifer Aniston, who made her directorial debut at Reel Moments two years ago with Room 10, a drama costarring Robin Wright Penn and Kris Kristofferson. (Reps for Cox and Glamour declined to comment; an official announcement is expected sometime next month.)

As for David's movie, it's the first flick produced by the French Absinthe brand Le Tourment Vert's new production company. The Butler's in Love is based on a painting by artist Mark Stock that hangs in Bix, the San Francisco restaurant where Arquette and Cox held their rehearsal dinner the night before their wedding.

The work shows a butler holding up a glass with a lipstick stain and bottle of absinthe on a side table. "We didn't have any absinthe at our wedding," Arquette said with a laugh. "But I never forgot about the painting. I think of the romance behind it."

The movie is also in 3-D, which explains the wacky plastic green glasses everyone was wearing in the theater, including Arquette and Cox's adorable four-year-old daughter, Coco.

"You have to give them back," Arquette said of the glasses. "It's all about recycling."

Also helping Arquette celebrate the premiere were siblings Patricia, Rosanna, Alexis and Richmond, Butler costars Elizabeth Berkley and Jennifer Siebel and 30 Rock's Jack McBrayer.

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