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How to Handle the Ups and Downs of an Entertainment Industry Career

By on November 13, 2017

Whether you’ve spent a day or a decade in Hollywood, you know life in La La Land is a series of ups and downs.

The peaks and valleys of the entertainment industry are as inevitable as the geography upon which this city was raised.

My life and career have…

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How To Change Your Luck In Hollywood

By on September 19, 2017

“Luck” Photo by Erwin More of More Medavoy

When I hear people talk about actors, I often hear “luck” referenced as a reason for their success.

“Sure,” I say. But then, I define luck as being prepared when opportunity arrives. You may not create it exactly, but you sure as hell…

The Beatles


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Hollywood Inspiration Music

5 Things Every Actor Can Learn From The Beatles

By on July 23, 2017

“What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.” – Buddha
 

The Beatles Knew What It Took to Be an Actor

There’s no shortage of takes on The Beatles and what they meant to music, culture, and even history at large. So forgive me…


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Hollywood Motivation

You Have to Sign the Town Before You Sign the Talent

By on June 19, 2017

“Sign Over L.A.” Photo by Erwin More of More Medavoy

Over the years in this business, I’ve seen many talented people drift away because success didn’t come within their expected timeframe. They’ve spent years at an agency, booked a few commercials, and they get worn out because they just can’t…

Life of Mananger


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A Day in the Life of a Manager

By on April 6, 2017

photos courtesy of Jordan Matter
If you do not have a clear objective, you have no definition of winning.

If you do not have a clear strategy, you have no chance of winning.

If all you have are tactics, you have no right to win.

Sharing. Selling. Servicing.

By sharing, you are giving…

Hollywood tips


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Hollywood vs Hollywouldn’t: 12 Tips to Help Actors Navigate the Hollywood Landscape

By on March 15, 2017

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you will always get what you have always got.” – Henry Ford

I love actors. Compared to most people, actors are often more personable – they feel more free to access their feelings and emotions. They tend to be more in touch…

Pilot Season


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Pilot Season 2017: Television is Changing (Talent Manager and Clients Perspective)

By on February 7, 2017

Outside of American democracy, there may be no less efficient or cost-effective process on Earth than pilot season. In which lies the beauty.

After two blissful weeks of shut down, when assistants capitalize on their only vacation for the year by watching the screeners they stole, writing the scripts they’ll…

La La Land


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Musicals Move Again

By on January 28, 2017

There comes a time when art transcends mere intellect and takes aim at another part of ourselves: The heart. They bypass the brain and hit us in the gut.

At its core, Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” is about feeling things, and given the film’s 14 Academy Award nominations, it…

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The Academy Awards is our State of the Union

By on December 9, 2016

The Academy Awards is our State of the Union. They’re fun, they’re festive, but they’re also the single most important long hard look in the mirror that Hollywood makes each
year. This year we heard plenty of tent pole and superhero jokes and the customary teasing of the studio system,…

Preacher


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Sometimes you Have a Hunch and you Write About It #Preacher

By on November 21, 2016

Dominic Cooper asked me a simple question prior to the show being shot: Should he pursue The Preacher?

Here’s my response:

Dear Dominic –

Let me start off by saying that that was one of the most enjoyable meetings I’ve ever had with anybody in almost 25 years in this business. You’re…