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The best meeting I ever had in Hollywood, I actually had in Iowa. Or maybe it was Nebraska. I don’t know exactly, but it definitely didn’t involve a conference room overlooking the Hudson River or a bungalow on the Warner’s […]

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 […]

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If you’re not “on”, don’t go to the party

Circa 1999, I was living at home with my mother in New York City about three months out of college. I thought I wanted to be a theatre agent. The day I got a job in the WMA NY mailroom, […]

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My favorite Hollywood fail

I sat there, looking around, wide-eyed. I don’t know what I expected when I got the call from a temp agency that a junior agent at ICM was looking to hire an assistant, but it certainly wasn’t this room, which […]

Mace Neufeld

Producer Mace Neufeld: Clear and Present Father

Word came down that my father, producer Mace Neufeld, was coming into Twentieth Century Fox to pitch me a movie. Shouldn’t such an accomplished man be pitching to the head of the studio, not his twenty-five year old daughter? But […]

George Clooney

George Clooney and smart women

My Facebook newsfeed blew up when George Clooney announced his engagement to international law attorney and former advisor to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan Amal Alamuddin. People were shocked that George would marry after he said he never would again. Many […]

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