Oatmeal and eggs

Parenthood and the pitch

Recently I went on a pitch meeting with my writing/producing partner. It was like a great doubles tennis game: She set up the match, I volleyed back and forth with the opponents (er, execs) and then she was there in […]


Ode to the producer

I am about to go on record, revealing top secret information. When I’m found out, my punishment will be swift and merciless. I don’t blame them. No one wants the world to know this kind of thing. But I’m counting […]

collage of 1980s

Top 10 clues your child might work in Hollywood someday

I feel it is my duty as a parent to warn you of the early signs that your child might want to pursue a career in Hollywood. After all, at the opening night of my play, my parents said to […]

Lemons on red carpet

And the Oscar won’t be going to…

Dear Kids, This has been a pretty awful week professionally, but I am writing to let you know that the three of you have helped me rise to the occasion. I have always loved you with all of my heart, […]

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Hollywood: Don’t you forget about me

Six years ago I was pushing a stroller (baby inside, of course) through the Grove, when I ran into a producer from a show I used to work on. She congratulated me on my new baby and then said, “So, […]


Do you believe in magic?

When I was a little kid, every Sunday night I would watch, The Wonderful World of Disney, on TV. Michael Eisner and Mickey Mouse would introduce the movie or special and then I would sit there mesmerized, either by the […]

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