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 […]

Columbia Pictures

How a warrant for my arrest lead me to Columbia Pictures

While my first Hollywood job was not my first industry job, my decision to migrate from the East Coast to the West was a journey that could easily have ended not only my career in the movie business, but my […]

Band management

What I learned working for Satan

I had been a manager for a while, but it didn’t really count since I didn’t get paid and I had no idea what the hell I was doing. To give you a bit of background, I was writing for […]

FEDEX package

My favorite Hollywood fail

I sat there, looking around, wide-eyed. I don’t know what I expected when I got the call from a temp agency that a junior agent at ICM was looking to hire an assistant, but it certainly wasn’t this room, which […]

Twin Peaks

Art, sushi and David Lynch

It was 1989 and I was sitting at a sushi bar telling my father that I hated my job testing business software, and that, having just settled on the idea, what I really wanted to do was break into the […]

J train

Dear Diary, my life officially begins today

My first Hollywood job was not actually in Hollywood, but in New York. I was in college; a freshman whose cubicle-sized dorm was covered in wall-to-wall photographs of old movie stars. With black-and-white images of Dietrich, Crawford, Harlow and their […]

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