MAKING A DIFFERENCE

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It is easy being green

I did a film last year for New Line/Warner Bros., a company that prides itself on approaching productions in a green way. Kate Beyda, the head of Physical Production for New Line, is a huge supporter of a green initiative […]

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Monty Hall’s best deal

For over 30 years, starting in the early 1960s, Monty Hall hosted “Let’s Make a Deal,” one of the most popular game shows in television history. He was not only the show’s impresario, he created and produced it, and today, […]

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So you think you can adopt?

I have to cop to a reality-show obsession: I love So You Think You Can Dance and have watched it religiously since its first season. Mind you, I know nothing about dance, and I have two left feet myself. I […]

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A green revelation

I remember the first time I saw Participant Media’s film An Inconvenient Truth. I was a junior in high school and I sat in the back of my classroom with growing anxiety as the film went on. When it ended, […]

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Hollywood’s secret exposed

I have a voice. Which is good because I do voiceover work for a living. But I also have a voice when it comes to mental illness. If you don’t know my history, quick logline: after three suicide attempts and […]

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Remembering Roger

On the occasion of Roger Ebert’s funeral, I pause to offer an appreciation. My movie love preceded Siskel & Ebert at the Movies, but not by much. For my generation of film fans, they were the key critics at the right […]

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