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Roller Coaster


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Hollywood Inspiration

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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Hollywood Inspiration Motivation

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…

GIVE Theory


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Inspiration Motivation

GIVE Theory: Success is Measured by What You Do for Others

By on May 4, 2017

“We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.” — Winston Churchill”

I love this quote because it so adeptly pinpoints why I am so passionate about giving.

Wealth, notoriety, status, and power are only external, socially constructed measures of success….

Hollywood tips


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Hollywood Inspiration Motivation

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…

Playing the Piano


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These 10 Websites Have Given to Me and Inspired Me to Give Back

By on January 15, 2017

“You can have everything in life if you want if you will just help other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar

For me, the internet is a gift. One of the most impactful, viral and influential services is to read articles and tell people what you like….

2016 year in review


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Inspiration Videos

2016 – The Year in Pictures

By on January 9, 2017

What a year. I thought it would be interesting to see such a personal compilation of images representing national and global events, because it casts a new light of perspective on them. We all went through the same thing, but, in fact, we all experienced our own year while…

Colorful planes


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Inspiration Motivation Passion

12 New Ways to Think About Life Going Into 2017

By on January 3, 2017

2016 has been a year of big strides for me.

I have needed to do a lot of soul searching, planning, thinking and answering very difficult questions. I’ve dealt with adversity as well – but it has only made me stronger.

Through all this, I realized that life is…

David Foster


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Inspiration Music Passion

On David Foster, Music, and Passion

By on December 18, 2016

Recently, I wrote a post here on Medium about my relationship with my father, Mike Medavoy. While searching through my files for a copy of the speech I wrote for him, I stumbled upon a trove of the other letters and speeches I’ve written over the years. I was…


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On Khizr Khan, Mike Medavoy, and Fathers

By on December 1, 2016

I’ve written a post over at Medium that reflects on Khizr Khan’s speech, his relationship with his fallen son, and my own bond with my father Mike Medavoy.

Khizr Khan’s speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention was an eye-opening moment. In seven minutes, Mr. Khan delivered a moving tribute…