Breaking into Hollywood

Tony Krantz first Hollywood job

Inside CAA’s training program – my first Hollywood job

The early 80s at CAA (Creative Artists Agency) were like no other moment in that agency’s meteoric rise — literally every week a small xeroxed memo would circulate through in-boxes saying, “Dustin Hoffman is now a client”, “Robert Redford is […]

Hollywood road trip

Hollywood is all starts and stops

In the coming weeks I will be having my third operation on my spine. I am thirty-years-old. For those of you wondering, yes, that is way too young to have three spinal surgeries. In fact, this impending procedure will be to correct […]


“Tribeca Productions, this is Jane.”

“Tribeca Productions, this is Jane.” A large black phone with endless extensions sat before me. The small digital clock to the left of my early-issue Apple computer clicked to “9:01.” All hell broke loose. Ringing, buzzing, more blinking lights than […]

Michael Peretzian

Nobody grows up wanting to be an agent

By some twist of fate, I landed in the William Morris mailroom. I had gone to UCLA for seven years getting a BA in Motion Picture Production, an MA in the History of the Theater, an MFA in Directing for […]


Five books that helped me out of a major slump

I’ve spent the past few months feeling a bit restless in a lot of areas of my life. I was wondering how I can be more innovative at work and how I can whittle down my student loans. I’m a […]


Bowling with Jason Bateman and Kiefer Sutherland

I was a sophomore film student at NYU when I decided to spend the summer working in Hollywood. I wanted nothing more than to experience a professional shoot. If I was going to have a career in the business of […]

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