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In the glitz & glam of Hollywood, success stories often seem like they’re ripped straight from the script of a fairytale. The guy gets the girl. That one dude wins the Oscar… again. And nobodies become somebodies overnight. Post-Award Season depression doesn’t help. Being waterboarded with others’ success can blind…

I bet you thought we’d never hear that word again: unprecedented. Even typing it now has sent me back to the days of hoarding toilet paper and crafting makeshift masks out of bandanas. But these “unprecedented times” are back to haunt us yet again. At least, if you work in…

A three-phase approach to building relationships in Hollywood. I see it all the time. Talented, hard-working people struggle to navigate the entertainment industry because they don’t understand how to generate opportunities for themselves and build the relationships they need to get the things they want. I empathize because it’s a…

When we have those big conversations or reflections on life, we often talk about milestones. We throw parties for graduations, engagements, bookings, and other accomplishments, and these often become powerful memories. When we’re celebrating, we might discuss the moments along the way, but ultimately, that’s what those details tend to…

No one is for everyone. I’m what you might call a “loud” personality. I own this. I’m probably not for everyone. I don’t think anyone is really for everyone. But we live in a world — and work in an industry — that is particularly obsessed with being liked. So, as much…

I’m a content junkie. I consume absolutely everything that I find remotely interesting — articles, books, YouTube videos, podcasts, shows, documentaries, whatever — because I feel it’s important to keep learning all the time. Discovering and embedding yourself in new perspectives is a great way to do that. Plus I…

Rejection is one of those things we’re supposed to learn how to cope with as children. Some of us learn to do it better than others. Some of us never learn how to do it. There’s a notorious line that’s on just about every entertainment job posting: “Must have thick…

I’m about to share with you a video of what may have been the most powerful moment of my year. But first, the story of how it came to be… I haven’t written many blogs this year. I needed a break, and I wanted to focus on myself and my mental…

It’s not what you know. It’s who you know. This is an age-old adage that means more in Hollywood than most industries on the planet. And — if you want to build strong, lasting relationships, you need to start by getting to know the most important person in your life. Yourself. As…