‘Walking the Camino’: A movie, a metaphor, and a pilgrimage

One of the greatest pilgrimages on Earth is walking one of the many routes to the reported tomb of St. James in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Often this trek starts in France and crosses various types of terrain in northern […]

Mike Nichols

Mike Nichols was my idol

Mike Nichols was my idol. As a young aspiring director earning my MFA at UCLA majoring in Direction for the Theater, I wanted to be like him. Actually, no, I wanted to be him. But after landing in the mailroom […]


NFL football is ruining the television industry

NFL football is ruining the television industry. Sure, ratings for games have never been higher. So, naturally, it just makes a ton of sense to put Thursday night games on primetime for half of the year, right? You’ll watch it. […]

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Spin Doctors’ Chris Barron: How to become a rockstar in 10 easy steps

Ever wonder how to get from teenage garage sensation to rockstar? Or waiter to rockstar? Or cubicle guy to rockstar? Chris Barron, my vocally talented and witty cousin, otherwise known as the lead singer of the Spin Doctors, cued me […]

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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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Harry Potter and the Fifty Shades of Hunger Game of Thrones

So I’m currently obsessed with Game of Thrones. I know, I know, you’re probably thinking, “So is everyone else on the planet, that’s old news.” But I would like to at least make a pass that I am reading the […]

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