Talent Manager

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I came to Hollywood with a degree in one hand and a drug addiction in the other

I came to Hollywood with a degree in one hand and a drug addiction in the other. Neither thing got me anywhere in the beginning. I got here in 1986. Life was very different in Hollywood then. It was much […]

Band management

What I learned working for Satan

I had been a manager for a while, but it didn’t really count since I didn’t get paid and I had no idea what the hell I was doing. To give you a bit of background, I was writing for […]

Noah Wyle

Noah Wyle: His best day was my best day

Noah Wyle is like my younger brother and I love him with all my heart. I presented him his 21st birthday cake. Our friendship has continued throughout the years. When we first met, he was auditioning and waiting for his […]

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My ‘Zoo Story’

The one question I always get when meeting new people is “How did you get into this business?” What they are really asking is “why in hell did you choose a business where you spend every moment of your waking […]

Soul podcast

Belonging to something larger than yourself

In talent manager Danny Sussman’s debut episode of Soul Podcast, he discusses his first and most important piece of advice for “anybody in this business – and anybody who cares to listen.” http://hollywoodjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Danny-Sussman-Belonging-to-something.mp3

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From being thanked at the Oscars to catching urine in a bowl

What a difference a year makes. Last year Christopher Plummer won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his fantastic portrayal of an elderly gay man dying of cancer that comes out to his son in Beginners. Christopher thanked me […]

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