Film and TV business

Puppy, Marily Manson and Dita Von Teese

My glamorous Hollywood career… and why I gave it up

I drove up the pitch-black canyon roads en route to Marilyn Manson’s Hollywood Hills mansion, my headlights wending their way around the near 180 curves in the road. My newly purchased cell phone rang every few seconds from the passenger […]

Lies

When in doubt… lie

There are more “experts” in Hollywood than probably any other profession in the known world. I should probably explain that if sarcasm font existed, the above would be bolded, underlined and italicized in it. When I’m not writing (or surfing […]

Notes

Good notes and bad notes

Dear random Hollywood person who reads scripts and gives notes, I have been working “in Hollywood” since 2007. Not counting those four internships that I did while in college. I got really kick ass at copying scripts and making coffee. […]

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Work smarter, not quicker

I have found that as a writer my wandering, overstimulated mind stays best occupied when it has multiple projects to work on at once. Which is both a blessing and a curse. It’s great to have a manager whom I […]

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Fox TV Studios’ David Madden: Art v. Commerce

I met David Madden about a decade ago when I was a VP at State Street Pictures at Fox. We’ve stayed in touch over the years and are currently in the process of selling a show together.  He is the President […]

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‘The world is round, people!’

“The world is round people!” Cate Blanchett’s words rang out with strength and indignation at the Oscars this year as she gave voice to a groundswell that is becoming a force to be reckoned with. People on both sides of […]

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