INDUSTRY IMPRESSIONS

Je suis Charlie

Freedom is at the top of our most wanted list

A street magician in Syria was recently beheaded by Islamic State militants. They considered his magic, which was adored by children, to be slanderous to their God. And recently, as we all know, Al Qaeda trained militants murdered people in […]

Selma

‘Selma’: A bracing tonic for troubled times

It has been a rough year for race relations in America. The corrosive effects of bad religion have also made far too many headlines. Selma arrives as a refreshing tonic for our troubled times. It offers a feature length portrait […]

Raising hands

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 […]

Top 10 lessons

Top 10 lessons from 2014

10. Perfectionism is exhausting. I am now perfectly imperfect and from here on out once a script is done, it’s done. No more tweaking, trimming or dwelling. (Until someone in an important position or able to write a check tells […]

New Year Chapter One

Three sure-fire resolutions for a successful 2015 in Hollywood

As I watch the dust settle over a year that flew by so fast it left my head spinning, I take a long-overdue breath and look ahead to 2015. What do these next twelve months hold in store, and what […]

Ashley's top 2014 albums

Top 5 albums of 2014

Working in radio requires me to be up to date with all things music. While I do social media, the majority of my job (and my passion) is based on album releases, leaked tracks, artist collaborations and more. My every […]

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