Why mind over matter wins in ‘Bite Size’ movie

With countless food documentaries, fad diets that tell us that we can lose weight from only eating cookies (yes, there is a diet that actually endorses desserts as a weight loss technique) and national icons like the First Lady, with […]


Leonard Nimoy: More than Spock

Just about 30 years ago, I had just finished a film for Disney — my first feature film as a First Assistant Director called Stakeout. As with most films, it was an exhilarating but exhausting project. I was looking forward to […]


‘Unbroken’: Producing with patience

The most common question I’m asked about Unbroken, which I produced — and took 17 years to get into theaters on Christmas Day — other than “What’s it like to work with Angelina Jolie?” is “Did you ever think of […]

Scary hands: Horror survival guide

The horror movie survival guide

Of late, I’ve been producing, among other genres, a number of horror movies: Chernobyl Diaries, The Crazies and the hit ghost story, The Conjuring. I’ve realized that should you find yourself in the middle of a horror movie, there are […]

Val Lewton

Val Lewton: Why his films fueled my childhood nightmares

I will never forget the scene in The Leopard Man where a young girl is sent out to get corn meal for her father’s dinner. Using only two eyes seen in the darkness, the roar of a passing train, chiaroscuro […]

Bone Tomahawk set

The making of ‘Bone Tomahawk’ at all costs

EXT. Blue Cloud Movie Ranch – Sunday, October 26th – Early Morning My producing partner Jack Heller and I have been watching Kurt Russell and Patrick Wilson battle cannibalistic troglodytes for the past 12 hours on sets that were originally […]

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