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Why criticism is an essential element in the creative process

Crit·i·cism: The act or art of analyzing and evaluating or judging the quality of a literary or artistic work, musical performance, art, exhibit, dramatic production, etc. With a show of hands, how many of you out there think of criticism […]

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5 things you must know when working with talent

As I began to navigate through the studio system and rise through the ranks, there was a very important aspect, which up until then, I didn’t have to concern myself with – working with talent. However, it’s inevitable. Over the […]

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Working with legendary filmmaker Sidney Lumet

There are those seminal moments in any career that stand apart from the rest. One of mine came in the spring of 1997. As Vice President of Marketing and Creative Services at Spelling Entertainment, I was lucky enough to work […]

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My formal education was invaluable. It gave me the tools and foundation for a career as a graphic designer, in theory. However, it didn’t deliver the nuts and bolts, the practical, everyday application needed when things came flying out of […]