Working for a maniac: A test of passion

I knew early on that I wanted a career in filmmaking. The trouble was I had absolutely no idea what to do about it. In the UK, unless you happen to be directly related to someone in the film business, […]

Dean Martin

How Dean Martin hooked me up in Hollywood

In 1991, at the age of 24, I moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in show business. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do but thought I’d get a great introduction and overview of the entertainment industry […]


From Mr. Rogers to Mr. Blonde

The crew was set up in a magnificent sunroom across from a magnificent marble staircase in a magnificent 19th century mansion. The subjects we were to shoot – a hip English professor and his eager class at Brown University – […]


The awful intern

It’s difficult to admit when you’re awful at something. But wow — I was an awful intern. I didn’t realize it back in 2005, when I bussed twice a week from New Brunswick to Maxim Magazine, in a high-rise on […]

Tony Krantz first Hollywood job

Inside CAA’s training program – my first Hollywood job

The early 80s at CAA (Creative Artists Agency) were like no other moment in that agency’s meteoric rise — literally every week a small xeroxed memo would circulate through in-boxes saying, “Dustin Hoffman is now a client”, “Robert Redford is […]

General Hospital

How this soap fan checked into ‘General Hospital’

“Basically, what they’re saying is that you’re just not really good-looking enough!” Surprisingly, and no one was more surprised than me, my over-riding emotion at this moment was not one of crushing self-doubt and despair, nor one of humiliation and […]

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