PERSONAL JOURNEYS

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Sometimes no’s are premature

One rule I’ve made for myself in Hollywood is don’t give up until you hear the word no, and even then that may be premature. I started my first screenplay about six years ago. A close writer friend of mine […]

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How to clean up your life one mess at a time

Boy, oh boy… 2015 has started off with a lot of bangs! At the end of last year, my husband and I decided to fly by the seat of our pants and buy the house of our dreams (and by […]

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Why mind over matter wins in ‘Bite Size’ movie

With countless food documentaries, fad diets that tell us that we can lose weight from only eating cookies (yes, there is a diet that actually endorses desserts as a weight loss technique) and national icons like the First Lady, with […]

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Hanging with John 5 & The Creatures

Schedules finally fell into place that allowed me the opportunity to see John 5 & The Creatures, as well as world-class drummer Rodger Carter, play in an exciting instrumental project. They played their fourth show of their current Careful With That […]

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What happens in the writer’s room…

“Say something. Anything. But not something stupid. That could get you fired. And if you get fired from your first staffing job, that will look bad. Nobody will want to work with you again. So maybe don’t say anything. But […]

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‘The Lazarus Effect': Resurrecting the past

The concept of bringing the dead back to life has created some classic, horrific films. From Frankenstein to Flatliners to The Walking Dead, the notion provides reverse wish-fulfillment that usually turns dark and becomes a cautionary tale. I’ve been focusing […]

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