First Hollywood job

Twin Peaks

Art, sushi and David Lynch

It was 1989 and I was sitting at a sushi bar telling my father that I hated my job testing business software, and that, having just settled on the idea, what I really wanted to do was break into the […]


Working for a maniac: A test of passion

I knew early on that I wanted a career in filmmaking. The trouble was I had absolutely no idea what to do about it. In the UK, unless you happen to be directly related to someone in the film business, […]

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 […]


Busy production company seeks receptionist

My first job in Hollywood came from a blind ad in The Hollywood Reporter. I was armed with my three-week-old Radio-TV-Film degree from the University of Texas and eager to start my career in movies and TV. I wanted to […]