As a struggling writer with a devoted blog following tracking my steep uphill climb through the Hollywood trenches, I refused to ever give up on my own dream.
Nowadays, as an executive, lecturer and dedicated mentor to those showing both promise and determination, I cultivate like-minded creatives bent on bringing their own big screen finishes against all odds.
This College Emmy-winning doc series, co-created while on faculty at UCLA, features indie filmmakers Morgan Spurlock, Alexander Payne and Francis Ford Coppola.
Part of a calculated move to work with comedy legends Dabney Coleman, John Astin and Tim Curry, my rookie "Recess" script is structured around its grown-ups.
Co-producing this unresolved love story offers a textbook lesson on cliffhanger endings -- when a possible forthcoming track leaves the fans to wait and wonder...
The mere threat of scripting these personalized webcam visits with an alternate "Naughty" ending inspires multiple attempts to make Santa's coveted "Nice" list.
In a surprise twist, my own happily-ever-after-after came with extra cheese in Madison, Wisconsin, where I'm manager of character entertainment
An artist, collector and ballroom dancer, I'm also restoring a 1929 Craftsman bungalow. Whether off perfecting my Viennese waltz or plundering a barn for lost treasure, I'm mostly looking for my next great story to tell.
To defy my snobbish cinema studies classmates with the first experimental film to feature an actual story, I take my dogs to the beach with a camera.