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Gratitude

What ‘Hollywood Journal’ is grateful for…

Ashley Ballard – My beautiful family, the love and support we share, health, joy, laughter, strength, our talents and the freedom to share them! Jaime Becker – My family. Duh. Such a cliche, right? Better yet I should say I […]

Matt Czuchry

‘The Good Wife’s’ Matt Czuchry: The mind, body, soul perspective

I met Matt Czuchry about a decade ago, around the same time I met my husband. They became close friends after taking acting classes together. What I love about Matt is that he is so genuine. He is authentically who […]

Michael Giovanni

From the streets to ‘The Wire’

You couldn’t make this stuff up. Michael Giovanni of Harrisburg, PA, was working at a shoe store in the mall when two guys walked in. Giovanni noticed a small crowd gawking and pointing, but was un-phased by the onlookers. This […]

Paul Newman

Remembering Paul Newman

It’s been five years since I heard the heartbreaking news. The rumors were true after all: Paul Newman had succumbed to cancer at his home in Westport, CT. Paul Newman was bigger than anything that could ever been written about […]

Neal Edelstein headshot

Neal Edelstein: Fine-tuning a new storytelling and distribution mechanism

Neal was a producer on Mulholland Drive, The Straight Story and The Ring. Most recently he started Hooked Digital Media where he just launched the popular Haunting Melissa app that combines Hollywood horror filmmaking, long-form structure and the unique distribution […]

Zach Braff

Zach Braff: Thinking outside the box

Zach Braff and I met 9 years ago at the wedding of his agent, who is also my best friend. After having already achieved success as J.D. on the series Scrubs, four years into his nine year run on the […]

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