E is missing

If they could see me now

My first Hollywood job was working as a PA/2nd AD/piss boy on a soft porn erotic movie called E is Missing aka Private Obsession. The director, Lee Frost, owned a house in the Hollywood Hills that looked like it came […]

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Making a movie with Qadhafi

I thought I would share this experience from 2010. Back then, I was still working with the fantastic Principal Entertainment. The movie business was dead in the water (I do believe it’s coming back) and the only way to get […]

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‘The Hebrew Hammer’: Our father would be proud

In 2002, I produced a movie called The Hebrew Hammer. Ever hear of it? Some people call it a cult classic – I call it a classic! I was a youngster then – I was building my list of clients […]

Gus Fring Breaking Bad

Thank you ‘Breaking Bad’

So, in case you’ve been hiding under a rock, Breaking Bad just had its series finale. I happen to represent the one and only Giancarlo Esposito aka Gus Fring. You will not find a more gracious, sincere human being. It’s […]

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My ‘Zoo Story’

The one question I always get when meeting new people is “How did you get into this business?” What they are really asking is “why in hell did you choose a business where you spend every moment of your waking […]

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Down Under . . . the stress of survival is the best kind of stress

In 2006 I co-produced a film called Death at a Funeral. The legendary Frank Oz directed and, in my opinion, we created comedy gold! The movie was released in the States by MGM. Icon released it in Australia and made […]

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