Brooke Berman

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The making of ‘Uggs for Gaza’

When I was nineteen and a theater student, I ushered for a play starring Morgan Freeman. Cheeky, I told Freeman I was a fan, and after graciously thanking me, he asked, “What do you want to be when you grow […]

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Mommy Yoda

I was forty-one years old when I had my son, and I had no idea how to be a mother. During those first weeks, I felt like I was on an Outward Bound expedition, dropped into the wilderness without food […]

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What ‘Hollywood Journal’ is grateful for…

Ashley Ballard – My beautiful family, the love and support we share, health, joy, laughter, strength, our talents and the freedom to share them! Jaime Becker – My family. Duh. Such a cliche, right? Better yet I should say I […]

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How ‘Hollywood Journal’ spent the summer – Part 3

Hollywood Journal‘s contributors had a memorable summer full of great adventures and wonderful experiences. Have fun scrolling through the final episode of “How Hollywood Journal spent the summer” … Kara Holden – Top left: The famous sign from the Notre […]

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Casual encounters with creativity

I went back to work when my baby was six weeks old. I had a book to adapt and a play to revise and eventually, a director’s notes to incorporate on a screenplay I’d written two years earlier. I had […]